B-BBC readers may recall a small furore over my tweet a few months ago that the Hate Flotilla should be stopped in it’s tracks and “no messing this time”. Gosh but the BBC were so VERY keen to hear what I meant by that with my political opponents claiming that this was “incendiary” and indeed verging on “bigoted” and “hate speech”. I rather got the impression that the dear old BBC seemed to relish this dross, almost as if blackening my name was a good day out for them, perish the thought.

Anyhoooo…I’m waiting for the BBC to move on the news that the head of Amnesty’s Finnish branch, Frank Johansson, has told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that he stands by his statement that Israel is a “scum state.”

“Scum State”? Oh dear – sounds a bit…incendiary to me, maybe even a tad bigoted and possibly “hate speech”. Can’t wait for those eager beavers at the BBCto get an Amnesty spokesman tomorrow morning on to ask him to condemn Johansson. 

“Scum State” – the words of a senior Amnesty spokesman. Why is the BBC holding back???? 
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4 Responses to SCUM STATE…

  1. David Preiser (USA) says:

    This won’t even register with them.  After all, the phrase – and worse – has been echoing around the halls of Broadcasting House for ages.  The Beeboids agree with him, so they sure won’t think it’s newsworthy.   Also, since it might make some people suspicious of Amnesty’s integrity, the editors will be on the lookout in case any sub-editor trainee accidentally posts an item about it.


  2. Cassandra King says:

    Whats the difference between Julius Streicher editor of Der Sturmer and their descendents in the Jew hating and jew bating anti semite bigots now infesting our national life?

    Well, Streicher was open and honest about his Jew hatred.


  3. Guest Who says:

    I am sure it was just ‘activists we agree with’ shorthand, so no harm, no foul.

    Thus suitably alerted to his stance, I am sure Mr. J is being programmed as we speak into BBC Producer iPhone speed dials.

    Not so much to justify this stance, but to be on call should an NGO ‘objective’ ‘guest’ ‘commentator’ be needed, especially a trustworthy North European one, to ‘comment’ on any future events that may transpire.


  4. hippiepooter says:

    The BBC will be outraged when they cover this story.  They will demand to know why this man hasn’t been given a medal.