Shutting Down Debate in the UK; What’s Up with Jeffrey Goldberg? And more.
By Edited by Michael Flynn August 18, 2010
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Reactionary Censorship in the U.K.: The Case of SpinProfiles
By David Miller
SpinProfiles, a U.K.-based website that monitors the European conservative movement, was recently forced to shut down after Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, a well connected neoconservative based in London and the son of writer Christopher Hitchens, complained about his profile on the website. According to a director of SpinProfiles, Meleagrou-Hitchens provided no evidence that he was slandered; rather, he says, the case represents a clear case of spurious censorship that calls into question the state of public debate in Britain. It also highlights the growing neoconservative network across the Atlantic. Read full article.
By Gareth Porter
The effort by some Israeli officials to threaten a unilateral strike against Iran if the United States doesn’t act first, as reported by Jeff Goldberg’s in his recent Atlantic article, appears to be little more than bluster. Read full article.
A bastion of trans-Atlantic neoconservatism, the UK-based Henry Jackson Society promotes “regime change” in Iran and Likud-aligned policies in the Middle East.
A correspondent with The Atlantic and former Israeli soldier, Goldberg’s much anticipated article describing why Israel will likely attack Iran is viewed by some as yet another one of his attempts to promote U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.
Smith, a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute, is a columnist who has a history of claiming anti-Semitism to smear those with whom he disagrees.
An erstwhile media mogul and right-wing agitator, Black was recently released from prison—after serving just over two years of his sentence on fraud conviction—as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that limited the effect of a federal fraud law.
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