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GeorgeMonbiot
A brave and remarkable review by . It sounds as if Tom Bower has the same protected status as : he can make appalling errors and distortions, but the media gives him a free pass.
A biography about the Labour leader systematically distorts the truth, writes Peter Oborne
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Jeffrey Bowers Mar 11
I don't think it has anything to do regarding Tom Bower's protected status. It is about this target of his book. That is why similar nonsense comes from Guardian on a daily basis without regard to balance or fact.
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GeorgeMonbiot Mar 11
Replying to @jeffrey_bowers
Both the Guardian and the Observer slated the book.
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Nancy Strang 💚🌹 Mar 11
George, be straight here. The Guardian has dedicated the last 3 and a half years to vilifying Corbyn. Bower’s book continues the tradition. He knew his lies wouldn’t be scrutinised because the mainstream media, as a whole, has no interest in treating Corbyn fairly.
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GeorgeMonbiot Mar 11
That is simply not true. Like the Labour Party, the Guardian is a broad church, with many conflicting opinions, on Labour and other issues.
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Steve Mar 11
George, it’s unsettling to see you so so comfortable with setting aside the evidence and opt for the king’s shilling on this.
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GeorgeMonbiot Mar 11
The claim I challenged is that "The Guardian has dedicated the last 3 and a half years to vilifying Corbyn." It is not true. Do you read the paper?
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Steve Mar 11
I’m celebrating 1 year of being clean, though I admit I do still look through online. The question needs to be asked George, do you read The Guardian. Today you claimed that the Bower book was received harshly by The Guardian. This isn’t the case, it’s there in black and white.
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GeorgeMonbiot Mar 11
Then how would you know? If you did, you would have seen, for example, that this is the most promoted comment article of the day
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Kebz Mar 11
Its roughly 7 hostile pieces to every sympathetic piece. Hardly a broad church when every accusation of anti-Semitism is covered in minute detail but policies are ignored. You are a fig leaf providing cover for Viner, George.
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GeorgeMonbiot Mar 11
Replying to @OriginalKebz
What is the source of that figure?
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Simon Wright Mar 12
I'm curious what "appalling errors" Pinker made? Taleb and Gray were the only people I know to get any coverage in their attacks on him, and they simply couldn't understand the book
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GeorgeMonbiot Mar 12
These relate to just one chapter: Several, equally damning, critiques of other chapters
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