Melanie Phillips' Blog
Melanie Phillips, one of the top comedy acts of the British right wing press (she's not serious, right? What? NO, she can't be!), has a blog which is full of anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian polemic. She fires at the 'British Bias Corporation' (unlike you, eh Melanie?) for its supposedly anti-Israel stance. she thinks global warming issues are just an anti-western left wing conspiracy. For those not familiar Melanie Phillips: she is the Daily Mail's and middle England's Voice of Reason and Truth. She has made significant historical inaccuracies but naturally allowed to pass by unscathed. For all their slagging off of the BBC these people get interviewed and put on Question Time (and yes by the BBC) in the interests of 'balance'. For some reason she is treated seriously. Asking her opinion on just about any of the burning issues of the day is sort of like asking a semi-literate anti-evolutionist, non-scientific biblical creationist to review the latest results of evolutionary biology in the interests of balance.
I do the reporting, you decide!
Anyway, enough of my opinions on right wing hacks (that could last a long time). The real reason for this entry is that some readers will be interested in this piece of information on her blog: the organisation of 'Anglicans for Israel' by Simon McIlwaine. Phillips includes a letter where McIlwaine defends settlements and the 'fence' and pushes for Anglican support for Israel. Here are Phillips' comments:
Heartening and uplifting news about a group of brave and decent Christians who have decided to challenge the Anglican animosity towards Israel...one can only hope that Mr McIlwaine now finds many other similarly well-informed, courageous and principled Christians who will join his group and turn it into a force that can defeat the moral and spiritual evil that has so consumed the Anglican church.