Guardian twists Erekat quote

By Stephen Pollard, January 24, 2011

Just Journalism has a fascinating post about the Guardian's editing of a quote from Saeb Erekat to fit in with it's editorial line.

Have a read here.


So much for the settlements

By Stephen Pollard, January 24, 2011

JC Contributing Editor Robin Shepherd has a superb post on the so-called Palestine Papers affair.

As he puts it:


So who does deserve a platform?

By Stephen Pollard, January 13, 2011

I have a small piece in tomorrow's paper, on Jewish Book Week's decision to allow the London Review of Books to sponsor a session with Johann Hari and Gideon Levy. Here's what I wrote:

The JC has been proud of its long association with JBW. But one now has to
wonder what it is becoming.


The Independent and the execution of the Queen

By Stephen Pollard, January 10, 2011

I'm not sure the phrase 'self-aware' could be applied to the Independent. Today's paper is, to be blunt, disgusting.

Bien pensant opinion has, it seems, already decided - without a shred of conclusive evidence one way or the other - that the man who shot Gabrielle Giffords and murdered the people next to her was driven to act by the rhetoric of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party.


The Blair Hitch Project

By Stephen Pollard, January 7, 2011

As so often, Christopher Hitchens gets to the heart of things:


The BBC's fantasy extremists (Jewish Chronicle)

By Stephen Pollard, January 6, 2011

I have a piece in tomorrow's paper on my experience on Sunday. You can have read it here.


No one likes a VAT rise but Labour gave us no choice (Daily Express)

By Stephen Pollard, January 5, 2011

I have a piece in today's Daily Express, on the VAT rise. It's here.


Radio 4: The threat from Christian extremists is as bad as jihadi terror

By Stephen Pollard, January 2, 2011

I took part in Radio 4's Sunday programme this morning. To say I was flabbergasted by the report on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is an understatement. Nick Cohen heard the show and here's his take - with which, needless to say, I agree completely.


Bookstart: The chattering classes get their way – again (Daily Telegraph)

By Stephen Pollard, December 28, 2010

I have a piece in today's Telegraph on the Bookstart U-turn. It's here.