Saturday, November 13, 2004

The Guardian can't help itself

It's a pity that The Guardian's headline Blair's tribute to Arafat breaks ranks with Bush is not actually substantiated by the story itself.

Nowhere is there a hint of any breaking of ranks.

Compare Bush's comment on Arafat's death -
a significant moment in Palestinian history
(characterised negatively as ambiguous), with Blair -
Tony Blair paid tribute to "a huge icon for the Palestinian people" yesterday, while suggesting that the death of Yasser Arafat had created an opportunity.
The Guardian seems to believe that this is a more fitting and generous assessment than that of Bush. And Clinton who, unlike Bush, actually crticises Arafat doesn't come in for any flak.

The Guardian just has to paint Bush in a bad light no matter what.

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