Rusbridger – The World’s Worst Editor

by craig on June 26, 2014 9:00 am in Uncategorized

Alan Rusbridger, by royal appointment destroyer of hard drives, astonishingly has yet again given space to Gordon Brown’s witterings on Scottish Independence. That is at least twelve articles puffing Brown in the last month.

This one is quite probably the most stupid yet. Brown opines that Scotland will not be a more equal or progressive society after independence. It is a great shame that these Cassandra like powers of predicting the future were not working when his own policies of creating an economic bubble, based on massive boosting of irresponsive speculation in the City of London, led to a crash which has impoverished us all for generations.

Brown’s prognostication is based on his analysis that Alex Salmond’s policies are not progressive. The evidence that the SNP is to the left of the Labour Party is overwhelming. Leaving that aside, Brown makes the presumption that the SNP will be the government in an independent Scotland. It is much more probable that, independence settled, there will be a realignment of Scottish party politics. It will certainly not be a one party state. Pretty well the one thing we can be sure of is that a Conservative government is unlikely – and as that is what the UK is heading for in 2015, I think we can expect an independent Scotland to be at any rate less regressive.

Tuition fees, Academy schools, PFI, NHS prescriptions, bedroom tax – these are all areas where Gordon Brown and New Labour advance the full neo-con agenda and which have been stoutly resisted by the Scottish government. Genuinely left parties and the Greens have consistent representation in the Scottish parliament and are listened to, not openly mocked and abused as Caroline Lucas is when she speaks in parliament.

This nonsense from Gordon Brown is perhaps to be expected. But why on earth does the Guardian keep publishing it?

Tweet this post

27 Comments

  1. The Guardian/Telegraph/Mail/Express are all exactly the same regarding Scots.

    Racist.

    As I write this there are comments about Yes voters all being nazis & in one instace claiming we want to make the English wear yellow stars – a particularly nasty poster called Peel is responsible for that one.

    To my sure & certain knowledge the “yellow star” post has attracted dozens of complaints yet still remains.

    Substitute black/asian/polish/romanian/whatever & would the post be permitted to remain? Of course it wouldn’t.

    The Guardian is as much an enemy to Yes voters as the Daily Mail. They’re slightly less hysterical but they’re just as racist.

  2. The Guardian is a British nationalist newspaper, just like the Daily Mail, as, in the same way, the late Tony Benn was a British nationalist, all be it a left-wing one.
    The Guardian still thinks Gordon Brown is respected in Scotland; I doubt if it thinks he is respected in England. Thus we in Scotland are expected to believe England’s reject, Brown, when he spouts his reactionary rubbish about Scotland.

  3. Craig wrote:

    Brown makes the presumption that the SNP will be the government in an independent Scotland. It is much more probable that, independence settled, there will be a realignment of Scottish party politics.

    This obvious point is much overlooked; the No campaign often equate voting Yes with voting for the SNP.

    The SNP is just the caterpillar. With independence, Scotland will gain its wings.

  4. Guardian editor describes SA media as ‘free and inquiring’
    http://witsvuvuzela.com/2014/06/25/guardian-editor-describes-sa-media-as-free-and-inquiring/

    Unlike his own organ then!

    ~~~~~
    Alan Rusbridger: “The Guardian has become a global and universal organisation. I think commercially that’s going to be a better path.”

    Quote from Rusbridger, tweeted during his speech at South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand.

    Rusbridger: “Journalism lives in a different place from government … media has a new role to fight [which is] explaining ‘why’ they are publishing a story.”

    LOLZ

  5. “It is a great shame that these Cassandra like powers of predicting the future were not working when his own policies of creating an economic bubble, based on massive boosting of irresponsive speculation in the City of London, led to a crash which has impoverished us all for generations.”

    I wish. I look forward to the day when our politicians actually do have the power to create policies which cause an economic bubble leading to a massive crash.

    Unfortunately, that power lies in the hands of the international bankers. Broon, like his predecessors and successors, merely implemented their policies. The resulting crash, while disastrous for the British economy, was the goal of the bankers, just another profitable round in their oft-repeated strategy of boom and bust.

  6. Ba'al Zevul (Chimp Assassin)

    26 Jun, 2014 - 11:28 am

    It’s not a huge piece, and it’s on page 11 of the print edition, sans photo of Broon. The key to Broon’s thinking is this:

    “…We must have a view of how we can manage globalisation, which is what the biggest issue is facing the UK, about he (sic) we can expose the fact nation states alone cannot solve these problems, whether it’s climate change or financial stability or growth,”

    He’s bought into the nation-bad, global-good meme, by conveniently ignoring the fact that globalisation is largely responsible for the problems he lists, and is enthusiastically making them worse. He has a naive faith that a global community can in some way moderate the excesses of neoconservative global capitalism, but it can’t. That is because, no matter how national borders are punctured to aid the flow of money, global capitalists will keep its servants at each others’ throats in competition for resources and ever-lower-paid work. A functional global community of interest is in fact inimical to the neoconservative model.

    …er, discuss…

  7. So spying is a normal, useful journalistic tool. Everyone is doing it. Anyone who is against a bit of innocent spying is a Hobophobe. i.e. thinks people who think they are entitled to privacy in their own homes, shouldn’t be allowed to live in a home at all.

  8. Another classic post from the Absent Minded Revolutionaries Of News Junky Groundhog Day Lala Land.

    That the Guardian toes the establishment line is so friggin obvious. So over done. How many times can you write about this and still ask:

    But why on earth does the Guardian keep publishing it?

    The answer is: The Guardian is an establishment rag that targets the lefty demographic.

  9. “Alan Rusbridger, by royal appointment destroyer of hard drives,..”

    Hah! I like good openers to get the flow going. Thanks, Craig.

  10. Ba'al Zevul (Chimp Assassin)

    26 Jun, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    I’m sorry you think Rusbridger is a worse editor than Rebekah. I don’t.

  11. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    26 Jun, 2014 - 3:04 pm

    Ba’al Zevul (11h28)

    OK, I think we’ve got it – you think that globalisation is largely responsible for all our woes and is therefore a bad thing.

    Let’s assume you’re right.

    How would you suggest we deal with the phenomenon of globalisation; how do we “un-globalise”.

    You are prolific with the diagnosis and it would be interesting to hear the treatment you’d recommend.

  12. Getting out of the EU would be a good start.

  13. I am appalled to see local CoE churches and the local authority buildings flying the Armed Forces Day flag-Please Give Your Support. Some have a version including the Help the Heroes logo. Armed Forces Day was a Gordon Brown construct. He is a creep.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armed_Forces_Day_(United_Kingdom)

    No thought for or mention of the victims of our offensive wars of course.

  14. Ben-LA PACQUTE LO ES TODO

    26 Jun, 2014 - 3:54 pm

    “How would you suggest we deal with the phenomenon of globalisation; how do we “un-globalise”.”

    Wave a magic wand? It’s not possible to un-ring a bell, but we could nationalize banks to take control away from predatory Boards of Directors. Not a perfect solution, of course. Any financial structure will be managed by human beans with all their warts, even if composed of anonymous citizenry chosen from a pool of voters.

  15. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    26 Jun, 2014 - 3:57 pm

    Geoffrey

    “Getting out of the EU would be a good start.”
    ____________________

    I was addressing my question to Ba’al Zevul actually, Geoffrey, and I do hope he won’t feel that your “answer” makes a reasoned answer from him redundant.

    But thank you, anyway. Could you explain – very briefly – how getting out of the EU would help roll back the forces of globalisation (which, by defintition, are global)?

    And secondly, if that was a good start, how would you continue – what should come next?

    Thank you.

  16. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    26 Jun, 2014 - 4:01 pm

    Ben

    ““How would you suggest we deal with the phenomenon of globalisation; how do we “un-globalise”.”

    Wave a magic wand? It’s not possible to un-ring a bell, but we could nationalize banks to take control away from predatory Boards of Directors.”
    ______________________

    Same remark as to Geoffrey, Ben, but thank you for responding.

    Same questions also, Ben. How would nationalising the banks (and appointing “citizen directors”, so to speak) help roll back globalisation and is there anything else you would suggest should happen, or is that it?

    Thanks.

  17. Ben-LA PACQUTE LO ES TODO

    26 Jun, 2014 - 4:06 pm

    “How would nationalising the banks ”

    Interrogation is a poor substitute for a discussion, Hab. Time for you to contribute.

    Perhaps you would care to commit to your ideal. Please share your thoughts wrt the merits of ‘globalization’.

  18. Apologies for intervening Habbakuk.
    The UK(for eg) would be able to decide for itself whether Big Bad Capitalist Corp. pays tax here,decide what animal it puts in it’s burgers,etc etc etc.
    This would certainly slow down globalisation.

  19. And then you just continue making laws that suit you,making it much more difficult for the Big Bads to operate,resulting in their obsolescence.
    Resulting in greater diversity.

  20. E-mail to Jon Snow from Medialens.

    Snowmail…Rebekah Brooks and Abu Qatada…short email to 6 Pilgers
    Posted by Ed on June 26, 2014, 8:22 pm

    Mr Snow,
    In reference to tonight’s Snowmail.
    Concerning the acquittal of Rebekah Brooks you say:

    “Cameras lingered on the black door in a relatively anonymous Georgian street in London. A triumphant Rebekah Brooks emerged to say her piece. She was “innocent and vindicated” after a “time of reflection”. Home Affairs Correspondent Andy Davies will have all the details.”

    Concerning the acquittal of Abu Qatada you say:

    “Today, he has been cleared. But this tells us more about Jordan’s insecurity amid the maelstrom of war surrounding her than whether the radical preacher was innocent or guilty.”

    Nice one Jon.
    I recommend the bright blue, red and yellow striped tie with the purple zig zags running through it for any high class media celeb parties at relatively anonymous Georgian streest in London you might be invited to soon.

    Ed Murray.

  21. and from the same commenter there –

    Question Time…including the obligatory Ukip guest…another reet shower…
    Posted by Ed on June 26, 2014, 8:38 pm

    Bullingdon Boy David Dimbleby with…

    Conservative defence minister Anna Soubry MP
    Labour’s former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott
    Deputy leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall MEP
    Anti-extremism campaigner and Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Maajid Nawaz
    Former executive editor of the News of the World, Neil Wallis.

    ~~~

    Dimblebore was a Bullingdon boy. That was news.

    ‘After learning French in Paris and Italian in Perugia, he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Christ Church, Oxford and graduated with a third-class honours degree. While at Oxford he was President of the Christ Church JCR, a member of the Bullingdon Club – a socially exclusive student dining and drinking society – and editor of the student magazine, Isis.’

  22. Ba'al Zevul (Chimp Assassin)

    26 Jun, 2014 - 9:36 pm

    Apologies for intervening Habbakuk. (Geoffrey)

    I see H is still with us.

    Floaters in your e-toilet? Immovable brown stains on the seat?
    Use Habbabreak ™ and put that chisel away.
    Habbabreak ™ KILLS all known trolls.

    Nasty smell with no obvious source driving you crazy?
    Habbabreak ™ CLEANS RIGHT ROUND THE BEND to neutralise rotting troll products.
    PROVED in trials to be more effective than lalalalalalala.

    Habbabreak ™. Universal troll and spam cleaner. Download it here –

    https://greasyfork.org/scripts/246-habbabreak

  23. Jon Snow,Abu Qatada,Rebekah Brooks,Coulson,Dimblebys,et al..?

    Spooks.

    Anyone who aint sussed this aint been paying attention.

  24. Oooooooops!

    How could i forget Rusbridger?

    And all the other MSM whores.

    How else do you think they get the gigs?

    By being individual and unapproved thinkers?? :.)

  25. nevermind, viva beautiful football

    27 Jun, 2014 - 11:22 am

    That Rusbridger chap apparently did go to Journalist college unlike the innocent flamehaired who crawled her way up some very greasy poles, no offence to the Polish.

    But that has not stopped him becoming a bitch like her.

  26. How can anyone take The Guardian seriously these days when it reports on loony Mardonna allegedly comparing Luis Suarez’s punishment to being sent to Gitmo, and complains about China not beeing willing to translate Hillary’s complete self-serving rubbish into Chinese when she starts out with setting its leadership up for a big fall.

    It should be willing to step aside, like she allegedly did after the 2008 presidential primaries, because of its unpopularity with its people.

    Don’t expect anything, though, about her efforts in this regard while she was Secretary of State.

  27. the guardian is middle class version of the daily Heil,it will now and again try and buck the trend and publish articals that have some element of controversy.But it has to follow the laws of capitolism otherwise it will antaganise the establishment who will make sure it’s demise.

Powered By Wordpress | Designed By Ridgey | Produced by Tim Ireland | Hosted by Expathos