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Monday 14 October 2019

Rachel Riley - You’re A Troll, Too

While her pal Tracy Ann Oberman protests that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has had the audacity to visit the local theatre where he sits on the advisory board, and which he helped to set up (and which, whisper it quietly, is now giving Ms Oberman the opportunity to advertise her acting talents to the world), Countdown numbers person Rachel Riley is engaged in her own low-level trolling of the politician she so reviles.
Jezza has been supporting Show Racism The Red Card, and to this effect he appeared at the Emirates Stadium alongside Christine Blower, who is Vice Chair of Unite Against Fascism, to support SRTRC’s Arsenal event. The charity duly told its followers “Thanks to [Jeremy Corbyn] and Christine Blower for their support for our [Arsenal] event”.
This was not some one-off promotion: Corbyn has backed SRTRC for some years. Back in 2016, he was “joined by John McDonnell MP, Dianne Abbott MP, Kate Osamor MP, Jon Trickett MP and Richard Burgon MP in taking a stand against racism … Show Racism the Red Card are incredibly grateful for the support received in recognition of 20 years of anti-racism educational delivery and will continue to campaign for greater funding to facilitate the vital work to educate young people about issues of racism, identity and equality”.
There was more: Jezza gave SRTRC an interview last year, and on the subject of racism, he was unequivocal when Joe Co UK interviewed him last week, telling afterwardsI wholeheartedly support England captain [Harry Kane] when he says the whole team will walk off the pitch if racist abuse is thrown at any player”.
This counts as nothing with Ms Riley, though. “Hosting the man at the helm of a party under investigation for institutionalised racism. Have you no awareness or no shame [SRTRC England]?” she snapped, including an image of a red card with ANTISEMITE on it, just in case anyone missed the inference she was trying to make.
And there was more. “A reminder of a tiny number of reasons I can legitimately make this claim. Utterly laughable, irresponsible and downright insulting for a so-called anti-racist charity to be hand in hand with this man”. So let’s look at some of those reasons.

He laid a wreath at the graves of terrorists who murdered innocent Jews”. No he didn’t (he was in Tunisia - the Black September terrorists’ graves are in Libya). “He protested the removal of an anti-Semitic mural”. No he didn’t. “He called the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah his friends”. No he didn’t. “David Duke, the KKK Grand Wizard, endorsed Corbyn”. Which means what? He also called Jezza “Marxist filth”.
There is also “He was a member of a secret Facebook group full of anti-Semitism”. One, it can’t have been very secret, and Two, being a member of a group doesn’t enable that member to exercise control over the content others post there.
But Ms Riley had another card to play. “And here’s a thread on the persecution of Muslims he chooses to ignore/apologise for/condone when it doesn’t suit his upside down world view and dangerous ideologies”. Article cited in the Spectator. A magazine that hosts known Islamophobes. And, whisper it quietly, at least one anti-Semite.

Rachel Riley needs to up her game a little. Because the trolling ain’t making it.
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Anonymous said...

Azeem Ibrahim, Spectator, Coffee House
"Is Jeremy Corbyn a friend of all Muslims?"
Answer: No.

Is Azeem Ibrahim a friend of all Muslims?
Answer: No.

Is Rachel Riley a friend of all Jewish people?
Answer: No.

Long Ben Avery said...

Who in hell is Rachel Riley? And why is her steaming pile of misinformation relevant, in any way.😐

Las Egos said...

Riley has shared* her wedding photos for you.

* Sold copies for publication to media outlets.

Anonymous said...

I think he did call these people 'friends'.

He explained it away by saying he was being polite or something similar. That seems reasonable to me as you have to be polite to people whom you seek to influence. If he had called them 'colleagues'he would have had a similar problem.

“Hamas, to my great regret, is Israel’s creation,” Avner Cohen, a former Israeli religious affairs official who worked in Gaza for more than two decades, told the Wall Street Journal in 2009.


Jonathan said...

Dear oh Dear, Rachel, haven't you got better things to do than just tweet libelous material.
Just married and a baby on the way, surely Rachel, you should be preparing for the baby's arrival and maybe doing something positive like Greta Thunberg, instead of using ur D list celeb status to earn money.

Anonymous said...

Here is the context for the 'friends' comment. It was in Parliament, at a meeting, 'inclusive' language. The others on that Riley list are outright lies.


"Jeremy Corbyn has told MPs investigating accusations of antisemitism in the Labour party that he regrets once calling members of Hamas and Hezbollah “friends”.

Giving evidence at the home affairs select committee on Monday, the Labour leader said that he had used the phrase to describe the militant groups during a meeting in parliament in 2009.

“The language I used at that meeting was actually here in parliament and it was about encouraging the meeting to go ahead, encouraging there to be a discussion about the peace process,” he said.

Asked whether he still regarded Hamas and Hezbollah as “friends”, the Labour leader said: “No. It was inclusive language I used which with hindsight I would rather not have used. I regret using those words, of course.”

Mark said...

Another I wish would just fuck the fuck right off

Anonymous said...

Riley is merely an untalented, empty-headed, attention-seeking far right crackpot.

TV is full of such no-marks.

Anarcho Left said...

Labour is a cess pit of Corbynista Cultists! I was heavily involved with Militant in the 1980's and the Corbynastys are a million times worse!

Anonymous said...

I always wondered the sort of person who actually falls for corbyn's knee jerk, head furrowing "I care" bollocks was, looks like a I found a site full of them! Corbyn & Co have done jack shit to stop the antisemitic dipshits, let's face it, if they did they might lose votes & we can't have that can we! Best to just try and please all the people all the time.

Anonymous said...

And yet you bothered to read and post?

Anonymous said...

Who corbyn? We can only dream ��

Anonymous said...

Still fit though

Anonymous said...

Just watched Jeremy Corbyn flatten the party of Bullingdon pig's head fuckers, hooray henries and henriettas, spivs, thieves and warmongers.

No wonder Britain's home grown nazis hate him.

Anonymous said...

Were you watching the same programme as the rest of us?

Anonymous said...

Riley is a venomous, hate-filled hag ranting spite from her d-list platform. I pity the poor bugger she's married to

TheCatsDad said...

Riley and Oberman - two deranged obsessed idiots.

Anonymous said...

With a bun in the oven, she will of course soon be in Labour....oops,sorry...

Unknown said...

and this is the same woman who came out with two antisemitic tropes that were ignored,

1. I don't look like a typical Jew [what does a typical Jew look like?]

2. when discussing a meeting that she and Nick Ferrari were to attend...don't worry,there won't be too many oy veys...

Why were these ignored?