I find Jonathon Freedland (next Graun editor-in-waiting?) increasingly problematic. I've posted links before about his pro-Israel leanings ("Zionism is a freighted term..."), and the recent piece telling Corbyn to 'play the game' is wet liberalism opinion-mongering at its worst. The Graun often feels more like a LibDem fan-club or extension of the Euro Christian-Social Democracy Project than an outrider for the Labour Party (is there any difference now?). Nice cartoons, though. But you can probably get better recipes on-line.
"All very intriguing. Yet, precisely why did it "[seem] reasonable to try and warn Cameron, before he took Coulson into 10 Downing Street"?
"Is it the role of this country's 'leading liberal' newspaper to act as a 'vetting agent' for top politicians?
"Shouldn't it have been a basic priority of the Guardian and its editor to publicly expose Cameron over his association with Coulson, rather than offer him private alerts?
"So, while Wark was laying-into Ed Miliband for cosying-up to Murdoch, she had nothing to say to Rusbridger about his intimacy with Cameron. Nor has any other BBC presenter. Nor has Davies or anyone else at the Guardian. Nor have 'straight' reporters like Hutcheon. Nor has the Daily Mail, who seemingly wrote the above copy in order to question Cameron's judgement and castigate Coulson, but not, it seems, to challenge Rusbridger in offering cover to Cameron."
"Tariq Ali: "The @Guardian has been appalling [...] has moved to the right considerably""
"@openlyclassist V interesting. 17 mins in, Tariq Ali identifies group of Blairites writing Guardian Op Ed pieces."