Is Ken Livingstone Ahmadinejad’s Lord Haw-Haw?
During World War 2 British traitor William Joyce aka Lord Haw-Haw broadcast pro German and anti-Semitic propaganda to the people of Britain, now 70 years later we have a candidate to be Mayor of London who broadcasts anti-Semitic propaganda to the people of Britain.
Like Lord Haw-Haw, Ken is well rewarded for his work.
A hilarious defence today of Ken Livingstone’s decision to take thousands of pounds from the Iranian dictatorship to present a show on its official propaganda channel, Press TV, which has been attracting a certain amount of flak.
One Labour-supporting blogger – who knows a thing or two about propaganda – has deployed the killer argument that the great man’s decision is less bad because… err… I work for Press TV.
There are, alas, some problems with this line of reasoning:
1. I am not a candidate for public office.
2. This may be the first time in history that one of Ken Livingstone’s groupies has cited me as a moral arbiter.
3. I do not work for Press TV. I gave up (apart from two one-off shows last May) thirteen months ago – not all that long, indeed, after Ken started. It began as a perfectly reasonable operation – and to the end, my show was always allowed to host anti-regime voices – but the channel as a whole increasingly became a government mouthpiece. Not that this has cut any ice with Ken… H/T Andrew Gilligan
Lord Haw-Haw got his just deserts at the end of the war, he was tried for treason and hanged, now not for one moment is Aardvark suggesting that Ken be hanged in the physical sense, rather he be should hung out to dry in the political sense.
No person willing to broadcast anti-semitic propaganda on behalf of a repressive holocaust denying regime is fit to be Mayor of London or anywhere else come to that, except of course Tehran.