Private Eye’s Ian Hislop Pushes the Anti-Semitism Smears on Have I Got News For You

Should I stop buying this? I’m seriously tempted. I’ve noticed these gaps in coverage, piggybacking onto MSM smears before and thought, oh, well, I’m only buying it for Rotten Boroughs by Tim Minogue, and the occasional excellent piece by M.D. Dr Phil Hammond so the rest of it can go take a running jump. We can’t deny a hell of a lot of good work goes into it for a bi-weekly publication. I’ll carry on for now and see if they buck up, the penny drops and they quit the oh, so easy #fakery

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This is another issue that I couldn’t let pass without comment. On Friday on the Beeb’s satirical news quiz show, Have I Got News For You, Ian Hislop took it upon himself once more to push the establishment smear that anti-Semitism is rife in Labour. The editor of Private Eye was responding to a question about the expulsion of Alistair Campbell, Blair’s former spin doctor, by the party for saying he voted Lib Dem in the elections. As Mike and Martin Odoni have shown on their blogs, Labour has Campbell bang to rights. What he’s done is very much against Labour party regulations. And Martin has further pointed out that there is no hypocrisy on Jeremy Corbyn’s part for his congratulation of George Galloway when he won Bradford West for the Respect Party. He was only doing what other Labour leaders have done before, such as Neil Kinnock when…

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