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  • Express apologises to Interpal


    by Sunny
    12th July, 2010 at 4:47 pm    

    The Daily Express admits: “we incorrectly described the charity Interpal as “Hamas-supporting”.” - smearing Palestinian charities to imply they have links to terrorists has become de rigueur for Israel supporters now. Despite the apology, I doubt many others will stop their smearing.
    via Tabloid Watch


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    1. cjcjc — on 12th July, 2010 at 5:50 pm  

      Perhaps “careless” would be a more accurate description?

      http://hurryupharry.org/2010/03/12/interpal-put-on-the-spot/

    2. cjcjc — on 12th July, 2010 at 6:10 pm  

      Some context here.

      http://hurryupharry.org/2010/07/12/hamas-fundraising-in-germany-and-the-united-kingdom/

    3. Sunny — on 12th July, 2010 at 7:15 pm  

      Has it got pics of dead babies? Because it wouldn’t be a HP post without that.

    4. Bill — on 12th July, 2010 at 10:40 pm  

      I followed the link and it has a photograph of a man delivering suitcases of cash to the rulers of Gaza, or so it claims. To what extent to the notorious English libel laws prevent a robust discussion of this issue?

    5. DF — on 13th July, 2010 at 12:54 am  

      by Sunny at 1:54 am
      “Last night the BBC aired a Panorama documentary alleging that the British charity Interpal had tight links with Hamas. Actually it was more insinuation and smear than actual evidence since the BBC did not bring anything new and factual to the table. No investigation has been launched because, well, **the Charity Commission has already investigated and given it a clean bill of health.**”

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_7915000/7915916.stm

    6. Sunny — on 13th July, 2010 at 1:16 am  

      You can search this blog for John Ware. I dealt with him ages ago

    7. cjcjc — on 13th July, 2010 at 7:21 am  

      I don’t think Sunny bothered to read the story, so for his benefit the second para reads:
      ‘Andrew Hind, the Commission’s Chief Executive said: “Our report does not give the charity a clean bill of health.”‘

    8. joe90 — on 13th July, 2010 at 11:03 am  

      Interpal should take likes of the daily express to court, that is only way to make the usual hate media think twice before printing lies and slander.

    9. johnc — on 13th July, 2010 at 2:19 pm  

      “You can search this blog for John Ware. I dealt with him ages ago”

      laughable - ware is 100 times the journalist you could ever dream to be - he’s probably never even heard of you

    10. Kismet Hardy — on 13th July, 2010 at 2:28 pm  
    11. sofia — on 13th July, 2010 at 2:40 pm  

      Kismet, there was a pretty awful headline and equally awful article in the metro this morning on the same topic. Just above a health advert ‘If you’re unlucky enough to get leukamia, we hope you’re lucky enough to be white’ highlighting how people from minority ethnic communities are more likely to die from the illness.

      So you can read it as you breed and have lots of brown children who then end up dying of various illnesses prevalent because of your ethnicity, or you breed and have lots of brown children and lots of money is spent on you as a result of the various illnesses prevalent because of your ethnicity.

    12. Kismet Hardy — on 13th July, 2010 at 3:07 pm  

      Black man, white woman = black baby
      Black man, black woman = black baby
      White man, white woman - white baby
      White man, black woman = black baby

      Fear of a black planet…

    13. Kismet Hardy — on 13th July, 2010 at 3:12 pm  

      Incidentally, Express gave me my favourite headline ever. The al qaeda had been quiet of late. There was bugger all to report in Iraq or Afghanistan. No ethnics had stabbed or raped anyone, nor had a bearded bloke ask for the stoning of the easter bunny.

      Then came along the female protester at the G20 summit who got assaulted by a british bobby, and promptly ran with the front page legend:

      ‘I FELT LIKE I WAS WHIPPED BY THE TALIBAN’

    14. sofia — on 13th July, 2010 at 4:04 pm  

      haha…had to get it in there somehow

      I wonder if the woman had ever been whipped by the taliban hence she knew how it felt? hmmm…

      BPF syndrome = Black planet fear syndrome, I should do a wiki entry

    15. DF — on 13th July, 2010 at 4:53 pm  

      Sunny, I read your ‘dealing with’ John Ware - you put a lot of time and effort into discrediting John Ware and the BBC and no effort whatsoever to establish the veracity of the [false] claim that “the Charity Commission has already investigated [Interpal] and given it a clean bill of health” - a text-book example of “agenda journalism”.

      If you can’t get something as easily verifiable (and the cornerstone of your argument in defence of Interpal) as that right how can anything you say be trusted?

    16. Sunny — on 14th July, 2010 at 2:19 am  

      how can anything you say be trusted?

      I don’t even know you, nor whether in fact I care for your trust. If someone like don, douglas or any of the regular writers lost trust in me I’d be far more worried.

      But thank you for concern trolling. No one cares.

    17. Hornet Sting — on 14th July, 2010 at 6:25 am  

      ‘Andrew Hind, the Commission’s Chief Executive said: “Our report does not give the charity a clean bill of health.”‘

      A shame no one is addressing this statement from the CC report.

    18. Hornet Sting — on 14th July, 2010 at 6:26 am  

      Especially since this:

      Sunny - “the Charity Commission has already investigated and given it a clean bill of health.”

      No, it has not given it a clean bill of health.

      Did you actually *read* the report?

    19. DF — on 14th July, 2010 at 6:23 pm  

      Sunny - as you can’t tell the difference between legitimate criticism and trolling let me help you out…..

      The quote below is a blatant example of trolling:

      “Has it got pics of dead babies? Because it wouldn’t be a HP post without that.”

      Your comment doesn’t even make sense. It is sites tending to be *anti*-Israel that exploit pictures of “dead babies” to incite anger against Israeli Jews. Or did your comment carry a more sinister ‘subliminal’ message - Perhaps you can explain?

      BTW. If I’d posted ‘Has it got whiney comments about HP and Muslims from a wanabe Bunglawala? Because it wouldn’t be a PP post without that’ then there might have been some merit in your trolling accusation; but I didn’t.

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