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Jonathan Freedland: “Corbyn should embrace insincerity! Like we do!”


My latest piece to be posted on Off-Guardian.

The slightest glimpse of Jonathan Freedland’s photo gets me smirking these days. It all started when he didn’t make the shortlist in the Guardian ballot for new editor earlier this year. It must be his nerdish glasses. Call me superficial, but nobody gets elected for anything important looking like he does. He doesn’t even dress like a proper editor.

Schadenfreude is a very nasty characteristic best savoured hidden from public scrutiny. But I can’t help myself. Where did he get that shirt? And how old is he, anyway?

For all his haughty pretentions, Freedland has become little more than an establishment rag’s hitman. His eagerness to line up the crosshairs undimmed by the sort of abject failure that has real hitmen fitted for concrete overcoats, he took another pop at Jeremy Corbyn last Friday. But it was the mean-spirited shot of a loser with a misplaced sense of entitlement. To continue reading this article at Off-Guardian click here.

3 comments on “Jonathan Freedland: “Corbyn should embrace insincerity! Like we do!”

  1. Dina
    September 28, 2015

    🙂 I enjoyed the comment: “A nice, personal demolition of an insufferable bore.”


    • Bryan Hemming
      September 28, 2015

      Thanks, for the comment, Dina. Though writing personal attacks in this style often leaves me with feelings of discomfort, I am just attempting to mirror the vicious attacks, powerful journalists like Freedland – who has no such reservations – mount against their victims. Freedland continually abuses his position for motives he prefers not to explain honestly. Those motives are not necessarily always in the interests of the rest of us.

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      • Dina
        September 28, 2015

        Thanks you very much for making this clear, Bryan. I appreciate your effort.
        All the best,


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