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The Lib Dem Baroness, Her Patronage And David Duke.

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Baroness Tonge has many duties and is probably canvassing for the Liberal Democrats as I write, but one of her sidelines is as the patron of the Palestinian Telegraph.

She presumably agrees with much that it writes, even when it indulges in the Offal libel and openly pushes anti-Jewish racism.

She presumably even reads it once in a while?

So I wonder how will she react when she sees David Duke’s face on the front of the Palestinian Telegraph’s web site?

Will she condemn it? Or will she try to excuse it away?

I would hope that even Baroness Tonge is familiar with David Duke, neo-Nazi and onetime grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan?

Surely she would realise why it is a very bad idea for the Palestinians’ cause to be associated with such a despicable professional racist and arch antisemite.

What type of editorial process goes on in the Palestinian Telegraph which means it finds it acceptable to post a David Duke video ? Unbelievable. What racist filth.

[H/T: Michael Weiss]

Update 1: Just in case there is any doubt, here’s a screen shot:

David Duke at the Palestinian Telegraph.

Update 2: I wrote this tongue in cheek guide about 2 years ago, but it seems even more relevant nowadays.

For UCU Activists – How To Avoid Re-posting from Neo-Nazi, Ku Klux Klan or White Power Web Sites.

Update 3: A few years back Andy Newman did a rather good guide to Duke’s racism and why it must be opposed.


Written by modernityblog

21/04/2010 at 23:21

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  1. Jonathan Hoffman

    22/04/2010 at 00:34

  2. thanks, let’s see what Clegg says?


    22/04/2010 at 00:45

  3. […] Her Patronage And David Duke. April 22, 2010 — Richard Gold Modernity over at Modernity Blog asks the following with regard to Baroness Tonge’s patronage of The Palestine Telegraph and […]

  4. Whoops! Unless we see a spirited response from Mr. Clegg, there goes my Lib Dem vote for this election.

    Mind you, the Greens aren’t much better.

    I wonder how easily the socialist anti-fascist movement can wriggle out of confront the link between neo-Nazism and pro-Palestinian ‘advocacy’ after this?


    22/04/2010 at 16:54

  5. […] that or the Lib Dems didn’t see the racism inherent in Baroness Tonge’s long history of outbursts: “Ms Tonge said: “The pro-Israeli lobby has got its grips on […]

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