Media

Nick Clegg says Mail-Miliband coverage is ‘out of order’

By Anna Sheinman, October 3, 2013

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has added his voice to those criticising the Daily Mail for their depiction of Ed Miliband’s father Ralph.

Speaking on London radion station LBC this morning, he said that the Daily Mail claiming that Ralph Miliband was “the man who hated Britain” was "out of order".

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Daily Mail should be ashamed for its vicious slur on Ralph Miliband

By Martin Bright, October 3, 2013

There has always been a dark undercurrent to some of the criticism of Ed Miliband. He is just a little too intellectual, too metropolitan, too “north London” for some tastes.

Add to this mix his refugee, Marxist father with a dubious loyalty to Britain, and the ingredients are all there for the kind of vicious attack published by the Daily Mail this week.

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Mrs Cohen, the Daily Mail is talking about you, too

By Linda Grant, October 3, 2013

I had always thought that the Daily Mail, despite its Hitler-appeasing past and temporary admiration for the Blackshirts, in recent years had become converted to the idea of the Jews.

I thought it saw Jews as the one immigrant group it could tolerate: suburban enthusiasts for the enterprise culture whose arrival in this country was not buttressed by benefits and council housing.

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Was the Daily Mail piece antisemitic?

By Jonathan Freedland, October 3, 2013

You didn’t have to be Jewish, to adapt an old phrase, to feel queasy at the Daily Mail’s attack on Ralph Miliband. Plenty of Britons, including, I suspect, many Mail readers, will have disliked the notion of condemning a dead man who cannot defend himself and of suggesting a son should be blamed for the words and beliefs of his father.

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Outsider smears

October 3, 2013

After a week of analysis, comment, anger, defence and exhaustive media coverage, the Daily Mail’s attack on Ralph Miliband has given the Labour leader’s father wider name recognition than he ever enjoyed in his lifetime. Were it not for one thing, the JC would not be adding to that coverage. We do not as a matter of course report events solely because a Jew is involved.

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Daily Mail accused of antisemitic attack over Miliband story

By Simon Rocker, October 3, 2013

The row over the Daily Mail’s attack on Ed Miliband’s father intensified this week when a leading campaigner against antisemitism accused the paper of an anti-Jewish slur.

In a tweet on Wednesday, John Mann, the chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, called the article on the late Ralph Miliband a “classical age-old antisemitic smear about disloyal Jews”.

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Daniel Radcliffe denies he will take Freddie Mercury role

By Sandy Rashty, September 25, 2013

Daniel Radcliffe has denied rumours that he will replace Sacha Baron Cohen in the upcoming Freddy Mercury biopic.

The Harry Potter star was widely reported to be lined up for the singing role after Mr Cohen pulled out of the film following creative differences with surviving Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor.

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Rachel Riley and Vanessa Feltz admit to Strictly nerves

By Sandy Rashty, September 25, 2013

Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz and TV presenter Rachel Riley have both admitted to feeling nervous about competing on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend.

The pair are among the 15 celebrities taking part in the BBC One dance-themed reality show.

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Guardian corrects FGM claim

By Anna Sheinman, September 13, 2013

The Guardian newspaper has corrected an article that said female genital mutilation (FGM) is practised in the Jewish community.

In a piece published last weekend called “Female genital mutilation: Mothers need to say no’’, Guardian staff feature writer Homa Khaleeli wrote: “Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities carry out FGM.”

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Ofcom investigating Bauer over German magazine

By Marcus Dysch, September 12, 2013

Media watchdog Ofcom has contacted German authorities over the publication and distribution of magazines which glorify the Nazis.

Der Landser, a German magazine that honours the SS, is published by a company owned by Bauer Media Group, which runs a number of British radio stations.

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