July 29, 2005
SHAKEUPS AT THE GUARDIAN over the Aslam affair.
UPDATE: Melanie Phillips has further thoughts:
Whatever may or may not have been known about Aslam’s membership of HuT, it remains the case that someone subscribing to its wholly unacceptable platform could find a berth at the Guardian which was perfectly comfortable about publishing his views — because they fitted into its own general view of the world. The horror when it discovered that these views emanated from a HuT member was undoubtedly genuine, because they are genuinely horrified by HuT. And what that surely tells us is that the Guardian really doesn’t grasp that its view of the world is as extreme and unacceptable as it is.