The Guardian on Murray

by Laurence on 10/16/2004 · 5 comments

From The Guardian Unlimited :

Mr Murray’s complaint fits into a broader and worrying pattern that is visible both at home and abroad. The Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghreib prison scandals have done much to tarnish the legitimate effort to prevent terrorist atrocities. The law lords are due to rule shortly on the highly controversial question of whether British courts may use evidence extracted under torture as long as British agents are not complicit in the abuse. It is only three weeks since Sir Ivor Roberts, the British ambassador to Italy, described George Bush as al-Qaida’s best recruiting sergeant, though his remarks were made in private. The more junior Mr Murray has been bolder in speaking out publicly. His career prospects – and an eventual knighthood – are now looking distinctly uncertain. But he has performed a valuable public service by following the dictates of his conscience.

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Tatyana October 16, 2004 at 11:03 am

Thanks for the good laugh, Laurence.
Guardian, the voice of oppressed worker masses, pity Murray for lost prospects of knighthood!

Laurence October 17, 2004 at 12:52 am

Tatyana, Actually I think the Guardian is giving the most balanced coverage, with stories from a lot of different angles, and you know I didn’t even notice the Knighthood line, till you pointed it out, and brought me a smile: Spasebo vam!

Tatyana October 17, 2004 at 8:34 am

Well, let’s see what are these different angles. Sources mentioned in this article: Amnesty international (dirtied itself in my eyes forever with their coverage of Israel), UN envoy – well, that’s such an old joke , it’s not even funny anymore, and British Ambassador to Italy, who’s -IMO-awoided charges of treason only because he said what he said in private conversation.

What I see it’s only one possible angle – illustrated best by last New Yorker cover, and it is a defeatist, knife-in-a-back, Fifth column angle.

Here, I said it!

Laurence October 18, 2004 at 9:24 am

Tatanya, yes but this is only one of many Guardian articles from different angles…

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Thanks, I’ve been reading your blog daily!

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