Nick’s going off on one about the eeevil liberal media again and their Galloway fellating ways.
I’ve said this before and since he shows no sign of shutting up, I’m sure I’ll say it again, but who are all these people writing nice pieces about George Galloway? Sure, there is Tariq Ali and John Pilger but a) they hardly represent mainstream media and b) they are hardly liberal.
This goes to the heart of Cohen’s confusion. In the same column he goes on to praise Evan Harris’ criticisms of Iqbal Sacranie. Cohen’s conclusion: that Iqbal Sacranie is entitled to free speech but shouldn’t begrudge it of the rest of us, is classic liberalism. You won’t find many socialists throughout history exhorting the same idea. Cohen’s problem is that he always thought he was a socialist and yet one morning realised he wasn’t. Rather than have an epitheny however, he simply went into denial and has been taking it out on us poor liberals ever since.
What he’s actually turned into however, is anyone’s guess.