The Guardian backs down


By Stephen Pollard
April 23, 2012
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I've just heard that the Guardian has agreed to post a correction to their diary story.

Having libelled me by implying that I lied to their reporter, they now accept they got it wrong and are about to post this:

"In a diary item about the presence of blogs by Carlos Cortiglia, the BNP's
mayoral candidate, on the Jewish Chronicle website we stated that the blogs were
still available on November 23. We went on to say that this "conflicts" with the
editor of the JC, Stephen Pollard's,  account "that he became aware of
Cortiglia's blog and deleted all trace of it 'last September' ". To clarify: he
told the Guardian's reporter that "in September we were alerted to the fact that
Cortiglia had set up a user blog and the moment we were told, we blocked him and
changed [the] entire system". Mr Pollard has asked us to point out that this was
not meant to imply that all traces of the blogs had been deleted in September –
in fact the measure he took at that time was to block Cortiglia's access. He
ordered the blogs to be deleted more recently."

 

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suzanna

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 13:36

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The JC spends all it's time libelling people and endorsing hate and mistruths so your false indignation is a bit, well, false.
The ‘journalism’ is parochial and extremely biased. In fact it’s not really journalism it’s opinion – with a far right agenda.
And the readership is falling.

What is the difference between the JC and the Guardian?

One is an internationally read broadsheet with award winning journalists and columnists. The other is a local paper.


Jonathan Hoffman

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 14:08

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"libelling people and endorsing hate and mistruths"

At least you know yourself ...


Chris Tucker (not verified)

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 15:05

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Is Stephen Pollard and Jonathan Hoffman one and the same person? They seem to get in the same kind of hot water and have very similar styles when it comes to extricating themselves.


Ben F

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 15:44

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Let me get this straight. I would hate for there to be any kind of a misunderstanding. You told the Guardian that you were alerted in September and then banned Cortiglia and THEN changed the entire system. Is that correct?


Jon.

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 15:45

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No, I've heard Stephen Pollard on the moral maze. He seems very against wasting public money.

Jonathan Hoffman on the other hand...


Real Real Zionist

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 16:06

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Ouch


Jon.

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 16:08

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Thank you. I'm here all week.

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