The right-leaning part of the Fourth Estate is in full cry over allegations of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party, and no part of that body is more vehement in its condemnation than the inmates of the Baby Shard bunker, UK headquarters of the Murdoch empire. Nobody can accuse them of being soft on anti-Semitism. The problem is that the bloke who runs the whole show is not free of it himself.Readers are told “Sorry? No Ken do! Livingstone refuses to apologise 20 times over Hitler comments as Labour plunges deeper into crisis”, and Stephen Pollard, not Labour’s greatest fan, is given a platform to tell “Fringe pals of Jeremy Corbyn 'are the reason anti-Semitism has found a home in the Labour Party’”.the highly creative “Don’t come Jez! Corbyn told to stay away by Welsh Labour after Ken Livingstone ‘anti-semitism’ row”. As Sir Sean nearly said, I think we got the point. The Murdoch doggies are equally clear over at the allegedly upmarket Sunday Times, which has the prominent headline “Israel: Labour in denial over anti-Semitism … Livingstone refuses to apologise over Hitler remark”.
And that’s before the Sun’s attitude to Muslims gets considered. The Murdoch press loves to accuse others of bigotry. But their organisation is riddled with it - from top to bottom.