Behold the great arbiter of truth and decency
They had already veered across the anti-Semitism line in no style at all in their attacks on Corbyn’s predecessor Ed Miliband, as Zelo Street has detailed previously. Staines was publicly sympathetic to disgraced former Tory MP Aidan Burley, who left the stage after being caught by the Mail on Sunday participating in a Nazi-themed stag party.
And the anti-Semitism continued into this year, as replacement teaboy Tom Harwood sided with actual Nazis against a Jewish Labour MP. Now it has happened again: after chief Downing Street polecat Dominic Cummings and his pals briefed the Murdoch Sunday Times that alleged Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson was going to appoint former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre as head of Ofcom, off they went.
Under the heading “Dacre Wants ‘Wonderful’ BBC Saved”, readers were told “Dacre’s Agenda: Save The BBC From ‘Cultural Marxism’”. Whoops, anti-Semitism! The phrase “Cultural Marxism” is loaded: it has its roots in the “KulturBolshewismus”, or Cultural Bolshevism, invented by Joseph Goebbels. He claimed that this was part of a conspiracy to undermine, or morally weaken, German society.
That it is an anti-Semitic trope is well known, especially in view of Suella Braverman, now elevated to Attorney General, using the phrase to demonise the left. Her use of the conspiracy theory was condemned by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and organisations like Hope Not Hate, as well as many of her fellow MPs.
What's f***ing anti-Semitic about that phrase, c***?!?!?
So the Fawkes rabble has no excuses: not only is that phrase loaded, its origins as an anti-Semitic trope are so well known that even the legendarily foul mouthed Paul Dacre might nowadays avoid it. After all, The Great Guido is quoting from what he said 13 years ago: “Dacre outlined the problems at the BBC in his Cudlipp lecture of 2007. He focused on the problem of BBC bias and the exercising of ‘cultural Marxism’ in which it tries to undermine society. He identified the inherent statist bias of the public sector broadcaster”.
This is total horseshit: if there is one body that has worked tirelessly to undermine society, and especially its institutions, it has been the paper that Dacre edited. It was during his time in the editor’s chair that the Daily Mail called the judiciary “Enemies of the people”.
Moreover, his Cudlipp lecture was no more than a recycling of Dacre’s paranoid views: the BBC was “metropolitan” (meaningless), it was “liberal” (used as a smear, a cheap insult), it was “left-wing” (anything looks left wing from Dacre’s perspective), it had more journalists than all the national daily papers put together (says an editor who wasted millions on judgmental pundits, rather than doing proper investigative journalism).
But good to see the Fawkes mob prepared to support not just Dacre’s ranting, but the part of it where he indulges in anti-Semitism. Another fine mess, once again.
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