Friday, 12 February 2010
From The 'Gotcha' School of Journalism
This one will get the posters of BNP Central going.
Tom Paine has highlighted this post by ConCoughlin. This is about the worst sort of 'journalism' I have seen from the Mainstream Media in a long time.
Con's Track Record On 'informed Journalism'
10/10/2006: “The West woke up too late to the nuclear threat of rogue states” Source: none.
04/08/2006: “Teheran fund pays war compensation to Hizbollah families” Source: “A senior security official”.
21/07/2006: “Meanwhile, Iran gets on with its bomb” Source: none.
14/07/2006: “Israeli crisis is a smoke screen for Iran’s nuclear ambitions” Source: none.
13/07/2006: “Cat and mouse games on border that is ‘our front line with Iran’” Source: An Israeli soldier.
12/06/2006: “Iran accused of hiding secret nuclear weapons site” Source: A senior western diplomat”
11/04/2006: “The West can’t let Iran have the bomb” Source: “An official closely involved in the IAEA’s negotiations with Iran”
07/04/2006: “Iran has missiles to carry nuclear warheads” Source: “A senior US official”
07/04/2006: “UN officials find evidence of secret uranium enrichment plant” Sources: “A diplomat closely involved in the IAEA’s negotiations with Teheran” and “A senior diplomat attached to the IAEA headquarters in Vienna”.
“Iran’s spies watching us, says Israel” Sources: “A senior Israeli
military commander” and “an officer with Israel’s northern command”.
06/03/2006: “Teheran park ‘cleansed’ of traces from nuclear site” Source: “A senior western official”
11/02/2006: “Iran plant has restarted its nuclear bomb-making equipment” Source: “A senior Western intelligence official”
“Iran sets up secret team to infiltrate UN nuclear watchdog, say
officials” Source: “a senior western intelligence official”
“Iran could go nuclear within three years” Sources: “A senior western
intelligence officer” and “an intelligence official”
27/11/2005: “Teheran secretly trains Chechens to fight in Russia” Source: “a senior intelligence official”
29/10/2005: “Smuggling route [from Iran] opened to supply Iraqi insurgents” Source: “The National Council of Resistance of Iran”
This 'Journalist' has been investigated by the PPC for his wildly inaccurate reporting to the point he is now just coming across as a plant.
Coughlin is the same journalist who provided the fabricated document at the beginning of the military attack against Iraq that that country’s army could access its weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes. This was the same document that was used in the infamous Iraq Dossier produced by the British intelligence service. It was then referred to by Tony Blair and eventually led to the disgrace of the BBC correspondent, Andrew Gilligan, who had interviewed the British defence expert Dr David Kelly, who died shortly after that interview.
If we have now descended as a country to the hard left justifications of Lavrentry Beria in justifying torture as a means to an end, we are finished as a Liberal Country.
Leaving aside that anybody under threat or extreme pain will tell you anything you want to hear to make it stop and that everybody has a breaking point, the information gained is of dubious value. If we stoop to torture we are doing the terrorists work for them and undermining the
Liberal Values that have made this country.
Once the State gets a taste for this it will justify using torture against anybody it considers its enemy.
It has taken only twelve years for the State to obtain its central place in Society, mainly due
to the supine nature of the people of this country and the distinct low grade moral leadership from the political classes.
Today Jonathan Evans, the head of MI5, has launched a spectacular coded attack on the judges. He denies that MI5 covers things up and says the attacks on the service are unfair. The intelligence and security committee chimed in with a supportive statement that they had received all the documents that they had asked for. And the Home Secretary Alan Johnson took up the attack on the media for spreading lies about MI5.
However none of the above will answer our questions today refusing all requests for interviews. We want to know why they claim documents were not withheld when one of Britain's most senior judges initially said they were and we want to know why they claim to be attacking the media and critics but not the judge himself - when we understand it is he who has accused MI5 of a dubious record on human rights. We'll keep asking until we get an answer.
Channel Four News
Looks Like a concerted attack on the Judiciary by the Spooks and their poodles then.