August 20th, 2012

Guardian Gaza Spin Unravels

The Guardian has come under heavy fire over the last week for running an opinion piece by Joshua Trevino, a journalist who sparked controversy by saying he was “cool” with the idea of the IDF shooting American citizens on a flotilla bound for Gaza:

https://twitter.com/jstrevino/statuses/84685322142760960

When Al Jazeera reported on the story and claimed Trevino had been hired as a correspondent, the Guardian contacted them demanding that they issue a correction since apparently he was only a freelance contributor. However, judging by these before and after shots of two press releases from the paper, it looks like some creative editing has been going on at Guardian towers:

Before:

After:

First they announce Trevino as a new member of their editorial team, then demote him to a mere commentator. The Guardian has some nerve asking for a correction when they have had to correct themselves…


32 Comments

  1. 1
    Init says:

    Awkward

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  2. 2
    SP4BS says:

    In Britain we have the “cricket test”.

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  3. 3
    alex weir says:

    Guardian is and has been for 40 years a FAKE leftwing newspaper. Just as socialist workers party uk is in fact run by mi5. Time for skeletons to exit cupboard en masse….. alex weir, gaborone, botswana

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  4. 4
    Sunshine says:

    Commentator, editor … the man is nasty.

    Thank you pointing this out, but I only read the Guardian when it is the last paper left abandonned in a luggage rack and I have a three hour journey ahead of me.

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  5. 6
    Guido Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf Fawkes says:

    Why couldnt this have been on the main site? You must be having cashflow issues to need to falsify the figures to this extent Guido.

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  6. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Hang on though, we are cool with the IDF shooting yanks arnt we?

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  7. 8
    [insert name here] says:

    “The Guardian has some nerve asking for a correction when they have had to correct themselves…”

    Errr, what? They correct their mistakes so they have a nerve asking others to correct theirs?

    That doesn’t even begin to make sense.

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    • 28
      JH says:

      My god, the shit bedwetters will try on.

      The Guardian didn’t ‘correct a mistake’, they AMENDED a release to make it sound like they don’t have a Zio-fucktard zealot on their editorial team.

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      • 30
        Pissed off from Fishtoft says:

        “they AMENDED a release to make it sound like they don’t have a Zio-fucktard zealot on their editorial team.”

        As opposed to the actual editor.

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  8. 9
    Wot no TippEx says:

    Maybe it was just a typo?

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  9. 11
    Andrew Efiong says:

    I’m cool with this guy and The Guardian looking like a boatload of plonkers.

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  10. 13
    a non says:

    Thought the recent rabbi written “The King’s Torah” explained that the chosen people can bump anyone off with the exception of their own kind.

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    • 14
      JadedJean says:

      Ditto for charging usurious interest.

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      • 25
        Turgle The Turtle says:

        They don’t live by the way it was written a few thousand years ago – idiot. Unlike their semitic neighbours, the understanding of “The King’s Torah” evolves and works within modern law, well mostly.

        I do know what I’m talking about… loads of examples where what was acceptable then, back in the day, when it was written, do not hold now, and no one disagrees, not even the most orthodox nutters.

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  11. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Does every fucker in the BBC get a free paper everyday? What about benefit in kind?

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  12. 17
    Bibi Netanyahu says:

    I’m pretty cool with the IDF detonating a tactical nuke in an Iranian power station…er…I meant nuclear missile site…Doh!

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  13. 24
    keredybretsa says:

    But there ain’t no dosh left for Josh.

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  14. 29

    I’m also ““cool” with the idea of the IDF shooting American citizens on a flotilla bound for Gaza”
    Blockade runners should accept the risk inherent when attempting to resupply the terrorists in Gaza.
    I’m not cool with the Guardian though.

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