No competition this week. Congratulations former Express journalist, now Respect candidate, Yvonne Ridley. You are The Blogger’s nutter of the week.
The Islamic convert has, The Blogger learns, now taken a job – Lord Haw Haw style – with Press TV, Iran’s new state-run English-language 24-hour news channel.
Ridley says: “I see it as an antidote to Fox TV that will give a different perspective to the coverage that you get from the mainstream media. It’s not shock TV, tabloid TV or propaganda promoting reactionaryism.”
Really? Their story about the attacks on London and Glasgow airport, headlined “More threadbare propaganda from the west” was a perfectly serviceable account of recent events – until the final paragraphs, where the reporter suggested they were staged by the UK government, in order to tarnish the image of Muslims enraged by the knighting of Salman Rushdie!
(Hat tip: Harry’s Place)