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Update: seemingly not

Update: Oh yeah!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Melanie Phillips blogging

Mel has gone on holiday. I think this is probably the wisest course as she has written the following paragraph. You can play a fun game with the Melanie Phillips blog, btw; scroll down, select a paragraph and without looking at the title, try to guess whether it is part of the series "The War Against Israel", "The War Against the Jews", "The Media War Against Israel" or "The Media War Against the Jews". This one is from "The War Against Israel".

If, heaven forbid, this does turn into a second Holocaust, we can now discern the key difference from the first one. This time the Jews will be blamed for their own destruction. And this time, the political left and the media will have blood on their hands. Indeed, they already do. The lies, libels and distortions, the selective reporting and omissions, the egregious double standards, the moral inversion which turns jihadi murderers into resistance fighters and their victims into war criminals, the willingess to report Hezbollah propaganda as the truth while disparaging Israeli statements as lies (when they are even reported at all), not to mention the ancient canards against the Jews now being blurted out everywhere from California to Canary Wharf � all are not only creating a lethal climate of increasingly hysterical hatred against Israel and the Jews, but are also egging on the terror-puppeteers of the jihad and recruiting yet more to the cause of murdering Jews and waging holy war against the west.

The blog says that Ms Phillips has gone to the beach, but on the basis of the above, I think it is more likely that she is hiding in a cabin with a supply of tinned food[1]. On the other hand, it wasn't this paragraph that made me think she needs a holiday but the following one, which says "Mark Steyn, as ever, gets it right".

[1] Here's how much work I put into these blog posts; I tried and rejected "hiding in an attic" and "hiding in a bunker" in that sentence, rejecting both of them because of potentially slightly anti-Semitic connotations.
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