Channel 5 'Dont Get Me Started', earlier this week (apologies if this has already been posted but its worth it...)
Key soundbites: Elements of left wing are siding with fascists, their thought process is 'degenerate and ignorant'. ...Hitzbollah and its 'cause' represent an apologists 'indignant fantasy' ....and the apologists are the 'sewage of the fringes of the far right and far left..'.
I missed most of the Iraq war commentary to be honest. I picked up where they examined the recent Israeli Lebanon conflict. It is, however, now all now available on YouTube. In 4 parts.
In the section i saw it looked at skewed journalism ~ those who 'outright condemn' Israel for disproportionate use of force and a perceived 'dismissal' of civilian lives.... Israel it counters 'at least attempted to distinguish fighters from civilians' whilst Hitzbollah 'lobbed missiles from behind schools and hospitals'. Aaarnovich concludes, 'its the big bad zionists against good muslims theory'. On the recent pro Hitzbo rallies in Manchester and London he notes : 'They think Hitzbo', an 'anti semitic terrrorist outfit', are a 'sort of muslim freedom fighters sans frontieres'.
Full of terrific interviews, clips...getting across a view bloggers have been trying to hammer home for a while. Clips included Mayor Ken with his welcome mat out and of course George Galloway. There were some very poignant observations from an Iraqi Trade Unionist -Abdullah Musshin- and from Rev Julie Nicholson, the mother of a July 7 victim.