Diamond Dog wrote:Is anyone suggesting there isn't a problem at all?
It's just that I was reading your posts and believing it was all some kind of right wing conspiracy, an invention to get at Corbyn essentially:
Your continued insistence on perpetuating this hysterical 'anti-semite' witch hunt, instigated by the gutter right wing press, is appalling. Because you actually believe it. There again, you've believed every bit of every scabberous trope put out by the likes of the Mail and other right wing goons - reiterating them as fact and evidence- that we shouldn't be so surprised.
I thought it was interesting that Momentum are going against the conspiracy line and stating it is not just right wing smears and it is also "more widespread" that they understood, that's all. Do you disagree with them then?
Diamond Dog wrote wrote:If it's so blindingly obvious, why has it only very recently become front page news?
First of all, it's clear that not everybody within the Labour movement and the left in general can recognise anti-semitism. The response of some to all this merely reaffirms it. There is a blind spot there as I've talked about. Having Corbyn as leader has put this sorta thing under the spotlight and as time goes by and people dig up more things about Corbyn (and others of course) more of this unpleasantness comes to light and the more the press (both left and right) write about it. The controversy of the mural and Corbyns supportive comment, which is what appeared to be the final straw, is fairly obvious, no? This is big news and the press will gorge accordingly.
And of course the right wing press smell an opportunity for a kicking, that's how the game works, but that doesn't mean the problem doesn't exist or is merely an exaggeration used to beat poor, innocent, Jezza by the right wing press although they will certainly want to exploit it. To state the obvious some people on left wing papers have been taking him to task as well.