"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." Bertrand Russell

Thursday, October 06, 2005

A Simple Challenge

Dear Madam,

What does it say about the state of independent media today when Tony Blair can say ''There is no justification for Iran or any other country interfering in Iraq'' without someone emulating the 80 year pensioner Walter Wolfgang and calling him on his nonsense.

Is it unreasonable to expect experienced journalists to point out elementary irony or has the fear of ejection become just as rampant in the halls of the 'liberal' media as it has within the Labour party conference circuit?

Yours sincerely,

Blair suspects Iran role in Iraq attacks - Herald Tribune

Pensioner Ejected - BBC News