25.1.10

Bagshawe

I don't think these will be much use. 

You might also try entering 'Louise,' 'ironwand' and 'Twitter' into your URL. We had a few conversations at one point.

So, a few bits from now defunct articles:

 Louise Mensch? I twittered her yesterday after reading what she said about David Starkey. To her 'David Starkey... racism of that sort still has power to shock' remark, I replied:
 'Alternatively, truths of that sort still have the power to see the politicians and PC Crowd oozing out of the woodwork.' 
To an earlier Mensch post which read: 'He broke Rule 1 of politics: Never mention Enoch Powell!' I replied:
"Rule one of politics? Never mention a man who told the truth when no one else would? No wonder politicians are so despised!" 
On 24 March 2011, Louise Bagshawe said this in The Daily Telegraph: 
"I found out about the barbaric attack not on BBC news, but via Twitter on Monday... Horrified, I went to the BBC website to find out more. There I discovered only two stories: one a cursory description of the incident in Itamar, a West Bank settlement, and another focusing on Israel's decision to build more settlements, which mentioned the killings in passing."
Two mentions then: one 'cursory', another 'in passing'. 

In 2010, Louise, there were 16,834 recorded murders in South Africa. (Down 1,314 on the 2009 total) How many of these did the BBC mention, do you think? If 0.02 percent of these were named I'd be surprised. Hey, Louise! How many of the South African dead can you name? More to the point, how many are you interested in naming?

For that matter, Louise, in the statistical year 2009/10 there were 694 reported homicides in Britain and more than 500 deaths as a result of dangerous, drugged-up, careless and inconsiderate driving in England and Wales. How many of these did the BBC tell us about? How many of them can you name? How many are you interested in naming?

Hey, Louise! You can relax now! On 29 March 2011, the BBC reported thus:
"Fogel murders: Israeli army 'detains 60 Palestinians'... Israeli troops detained 60 people in an overnight raid on a West Bank village as they searched for the killers of a settler family, the local Palestinian council said. The Fogels and three of their young children were stabbed as they slept in the Itamar settlement... An Israeli court has imposed a gagging order on reporting details of the case."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12897370

I wonder, Louise. Do you think the reason the BBC might not have mentioned "the case" until the 29th might have been anything to do with the Israeli court's "gagging order"? Nah. They must have been intimidated into doing the right thing by your article in The Telegraph! 

Now, Louise, as I'm sure you're interested in one hundred per cent fairness, let's see you shame the BBC bad guys into naming all of the recent Iraqi, Afghan and Palestinian dead, the BBC only gave a "cursory" and "in passing" mention to.

Or no mention at all.

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