January 08, 2006

Withering attack on Brother Galloway by Nick Cohen

Nick Cohen has astonished his readers by launching an attack on George Galloway. His excuse this time is that George Galloway is appearing in Big Brother.
Galloway's new Big Brother

In the 1990s, George Galloway flew to Saddam's Iraq and greeted a genocidal tyrant with: 'Sir, I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability!' Since the war, he has joined with European Holocaust-deniers to demand the release of Tariq Aziz, and said that Syria 'represents the last castle of the Arab dignity'.

If this makes him sound like a neo-fascist, I should add in fairness that he's a walking Hitler-Stalin pact. He described the fall of Soviet communism 'as the worst day of my life', and said of Fidel Castro, the dictator of Cuba: 'He's not a dictator.'

After saluting so many big brothers, it is no surprise that he is now on Celebrity Big Brother. What remains incredible over the years has been the refusal of all the nice, respectable liberals in the media to scrutinise the leader of the anti-war movement.
The astonishing thing is that Nick Cohen is allowed to pursue such an obsession in a serious newspaper. But there's more. See that last line seeking "nice, respectable liberals in the media to scrutinise the leader of the anti-war movement." I know being a lying toad might not qualify as "nice, respectable" in many circles but Nick Cohen writes for the pro-war Observer, so where's his scrutiny of George Galloway? So far he's told us that Galloway has a moustache and that he made a silly speech in front of Saddam Hussein and a similar one in front of Bashir Assad but where's the scrutiny? And at a time when the BBC is making us all cry with violins playing out Ariel Sharon to the strains of Hatikva (the zionist anthem) can't he find real fascistic characters to vent his spleen on?

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