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  • Jewish ‘hit-list’ story vanishes into thin air

    by Sunny
    27th January, 2009 at 3:53 am    

    These examples of rubbish journalism are becoming too common to list daily. Thanks to the stellar work by the people at The Sun - Tabloid Lies: the Sun, Daily Mail and a whole host of other newspapers have withdrawn their story that Muslims on an online forum were drawing up a ‘hit-list’ of prominent Jews to target in the fallout of Gaza.

    It’s not just staggering that organisations are using fake identities to implicate Muslims and then sell them as front-page stories, but that other newspapers are copying them wholesale without even basic standards. But hey, demonising Muslims has become to ingrained now that no-one even questions this drivel anymore.

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    1. dave bones — on 27th January, 2009 at 9:28 am  

      I had some contact with Glen Jenvey a long time ago. Did this story definatley originate from him?

    2. platinum786 — on 27th January, 2009 at 10:21 am  

      I’m glad the truth is coming out and the extent of which some people will go to in order to target Muslims is being exposed.

      Thanks Sunny and the other bloggers who have worked and reported this.

    3. dave bones — on 27th January, 2009 at 10:22 am  

      I think he claimed he was a christian who was working for peace

    4. A.H.S. Mohamood — on 27th January, 2009 at 10:28 am  

      Hello guys,

      As well as the casual bigotry of the Press, I think we should all acknowledge the alarming drop in professional standards in Fleet Street.
      It is a dying medium and journalists are overworked, therefore, they cut corners and the ‘Jewish Hit List’ was a very tempting treat for any hack.

    5. Tom — on 27th January, 2009 at 12:38 pm  

      “I think he claimed he was a christian who was working for peace”

      He also gets followed around the net by a mushrooming set of sockpuppets and fake identities, it seems.

      The other problem here is not that the Mail and Sun are wankers who print shit at all times, but that other news sources who didn’t run the story don’t call them out - there’s a kind of omerta about criticising the wanky end of the journalistic spectrum. Presumably this is because the BBC has no interest in mud-wrestling the already anti-BBC and very powerful Mail, there’s some kind of gentlemen’s code that means journalists look after their own, plus journalists are averse to criticising future employers in an uncertain and shrinking job market.

      None of which apply to bloggers, which is why we’re important.

    6. SE — on 27th January, 2009 at 6:35 pm  

      “But hey, demonising Muslims has become to ingrained now that no-one even questions this drivel anymore”

      But if they questions these type of stories, how will they have ammunition against brown people?

      Oh wait…i forgot about Gaza.

    7. sonia — on 27th January, 2009 at 7:20 pm  

      since when did the mail and the sun count as fleet street anyway!

      they’re screaming tabloids and we know they are out to cause trouble, i.e. promote a clash of civilisations. good point from tom about journalists being far too cliquey.

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