Blind Eye to Racism

23 05 2011

Category: Anti-semitism

Fraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson thinks the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) does a great job. His endorsement comes just as the PCC has rejected a complaint against the Spectator, which he edits.

Here’s what Nelson has had to say about the PCC:

As an Editor of a magazine, the PCC come onto us all the time; it takes it very seriously. If you contravene their code you’ve got to apologise for it. They hold you to account…it works.
Fraser Nelson, Newsnight 13 May 2011

You have to what? Oh, apologise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stockton Syndrome and the Savoy

4 04 2011

Category: Media, Anti-semitism

Sir Alistair Horne CBE made a mistake recently; he went to a restaurant he knew 70 years ago, hoping it would be as it was.

Horne was reviewing the restaurant for The Spectator. Unfortunately they published it – click here to read it.

Newly re-opened, the glitzy refurbished Savoy Grill is owned by a Saudi Arabian and operated by Gordon Ramsay –  see here. It’s a little like going to Versailles and discovering the café there has changed since Marie Antoinette ran the place.

Horne chose to channel his disappointment into some casual anti-semitism. Here is an excerpt from his review, the block letters are added: Read the rest of this entry »