Fake Guardian support for freedom

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger does not deserve jail, or a fine or a criminal record. He deserves ridicule and societal contempt for the shameful hypocrisy that he perpetrates and represents

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On 3 December 2013 16:21

The charge of hypocrisy is frequently brought against public figures. So much so that it slides off them like slime on a toilet head. We do not believe that Guardian Editor, Alan Rusbridger, should be charged with criminal offences for his "admission" of legally dubious revelations in relation to Edward Snowden today in the British Parliament.

There is a place for the criminal law -- where necessary it should be strict and severe --  but this is not it. Rusbridger does not deserve jail, or a fine or a criminal record. He deserves ridicule and societal contempt for the shameful, bigoted hypocrisy that he perpetrates and represents.

For it is the fake indignation that he and his paper embody that gets to the heart of this issue.

Rusbridger does not give a tinker's cuss for freedom.

Under his editorship, the Guardian has run op-eds that lied for the dictator of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, that have wept tears for the demise of communist East Germany, that have lied and lied again about democratic Israel in favour of tyrannies in the Middle East, and that generally forge tough and hard against the open society.

Rusbridger is a practised, ideologically motivated, liar. He is a fool. And he is a hypocrite. The fact that he is taken seriously is just another illustration of the level to which the British, Left-Liberal establishment has sunk. Anyone who takes him and the Guardian in any way seriously belongs in those very same categories.

Reflect.

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