(c) Doc Hackenbush 2014
There will no doubt be those who claim they were the ones who got the Mensch column stopped - Iain Dale might be one of them, having suggested the move personally to Sun editor Tony Gallagher - but ultimately the paper cannot keep on offering its readers a weekly page of waffle that makes little sense and is all too often used to pursue personal objectives, on occasion used to bully the powerless.
When she Tweeted “Dear German interior minister, and BBC trying to play down his comments, women won’t stand for this … I want to be clear that this is an act of coordinated sexual violence and racial/religious hatred by a sect”, she had not only got the photo out of context, but had also got the religious affiliation of the perpetrator wrong, too. Wrong enough to be more than embarrassing.
But it then gets worse - a lot worse: the photo is from the previous year’s ball, and so even less likely to have anything to do with refugees. And the caption on the photo reads “2013: A Jewish communist (left) spits on a ball attendee” (the political party holding the ball, the FPÖ, is likely to attract hostility from Jews, given its right-wing populist stance). So it appears that Ms Mensch is accusing Jews of “racial/religious hatred”.
How she squares that with her single-handed campaign to call out other Twitter users as anti-Semites, on the basis of very little evidence at all, will be interesting to see. As she has already - inadvertently, perhaps - called Theodore Herzl, a founding father of modern Zionism, for anti-Semitism, she has previous for this kind of gaffe. One has to wonder if the Sun’s management have tired of being associated with such ineptitude.
" — I’M delighted to have a major new role at work, which means this will be my last Sun on Sunday column — though I look forward to writing up a storm for the US election."
Still employed by News Ltd?
Is she voting for Trump?
Doesn't he want to keep immigrants out?
Oh, she is safe as she is not a Muslim.
Criminals are still free to cross borders.
Murdoch and his disciples manage it regularly.
USA must wake up when it sees the real extent of potential damage.
Perhaps elevation to The Sunday Times for her wonderful insight on US politics is in store? Would be closer to the action no doubt. Might also be an informative to her US followers as to how insightful she really is?
Now how about a Trump style petition to ban her from re-entering this country?
Or if that's too legally difficult, amend Young Dave's plan for those who have been to Syria and put her in quarantine until she is deradicalised.
When readership falls astronomically ones ego starts deflating massively with it.
People have to move on.
A major new role at work? What work is that, then? I thought she was a self employed novelist and freelance 'journalist'.
Unfortunately, I fear this development will mean she spends even more time on Twitter trying to create controversy in the hope of getting asked back onto Newsnight to comment on herself.
Good riddance to a neocon liar.
But I wouldn't celebrate just yet. Out there there's a bottomless pit of hypocritical, lying, far right propagandists on the make. She'll simply be replaced by another empty headed and embittered spiteful loony. You need only witness the emergence of the Bullingdon Pig Boys.
Murdoch will just go out and find another nazi willing to sell his/her arse.
Plenty they should do that to.
Irony becoming reality.
I would not discount it.
"Corbyn has taken control of the NEC — he can soon change the leadership election rules, meaning he won’t need MP support to reach a ballot."
He didn't need MP support to become party leader. Supposing he is deposed, why wouldn't party members elect someone with similar views?
It matters not who he employs.
Has he not yet realised that it is his very name and business that is causing peoples interest to descend at gathering pace.
Being a tabloid mafia mogul he should know very well that shit sticks.
After all he practically invented the concept!
Farewell then Louise Mensch
your sun columns caused
many a buttock to clench
you loss will
not be a wrench
but long it will take to clear
of your bile
Seems a natural for the crackpots of Murdoch's Fox "News."
So farewell then Louise Mensch.
You spouted shite.
Now you are up to your neck in it.
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