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UK's traditional "liberal" newspaper.

Julian Assange and Edward Snowden

Did great work with GlennGreenwald on the EdwardSnowden revelations that the SurveillanceState is hoovering up all our meta-data.

Unfortunately not so good defending JulianAssange. Particularly as US based Guardian increasingly in with the LiberalHawks / IntelligenceIndustrialComplex

Interesting. This is how it was "tamed" by security services after Snowden leaks :

More about its failures on JulianAssange :


Jeremy Corbyn

Did a terrible job of pushing LabourAntiSemitism narrative in the run up to the 2019 UK election. Guardian editors who did this are culpable of letting BorisJohnson into power and everything that follows from that.


Quora Answer : Why did UK newspapers like "The Observer" and "The Independent" support Britain's involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq when they were otherwise critical of government policy?

Nov 14, 2019

Good fucking question.

I honestly don't know.

What I suspect is that there's a core of cowardice in The Observer. It's the paper of the people who are kind of liberal but are afraid to be seen to be too left-wing. If they find themselves on the side of the further left, they start thinking they must be doing something wrong, by leaving the comfort of being "moderate centrists" and start to pull back.

Even if they think war-mongering is a damned stupid idea, and not particularly moral, they prefer to acquiesce and ostensibly support the war, than be accused of defending an evil dictator.

[Ed - The Observer is owned by The Guardian]