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  Topic: DEC Gaza appeal in comparison to DEC Kosovo and DEC Congo ap
David Bracewell

Replies: 2
Views: 8490

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:00 am   Subject: BBC DEC appeal - atrocities of Kabila's forces hidden
The BBC webpage for the DEC Congo appeal linked to a profile of Laurent Nkunda, Rebel leader (recently captured), and outlined acusations of large scale human rights abuses:

"“His (Nkunda’s) f ...
  Topic: DEC Gaza appeal in comparison to DEC Kosovo and DEC Congo ap
David Bracewell

Replies: 2
Views: 8490

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:34 am   Subject: DEC Gaza appeal in comparison to DEC Kosovo and DEC Congo ap
Dear Mr. Thompson,

The BBC’s own record shows that for DEC appeals there is no regard to impartiality. It has prevented previous DEC appeals - most notably the one for Southern Lebanon, but the one ...
  Topic: DEC Gaza appeal in comparison to DEC Kosovo and DEC Congo ap
David Bracewell

Replies: 2
Views: 8490

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:17 am   Subject: DEC Gaza appeal in comparison to DEC Kosovo and DEC Congo ap
Comparitive analysis

The real problem for the BBC on the Gaza appeal is that there is a balance deficit. The facts can simply not be construed in a way that evenly distributes blame. However, in ot ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Bracewell

Replies: 90
Views: 103479

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 9:25 am   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Speaking of which, Joe, where the heck is Onatrio?
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Bracewell

Replies: 90
Views: 103479

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 9:22 am   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David, I agree with the greatly esteemed Emersberger. Lovely.
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Bracewell

Replies: 90
Views: 103479

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:26 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
That's real compete DT. Great essay.

One further thing - no one outside the US could have determined material breach because as I understand it they REDACTED much of the submission that the Iraqis m ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Bracewell

Replies: 90
Views: 103479

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 6:10 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Hi David, regarding 1441 I think a most important point to bring up - almost the most important - is the US amb. to UN John Negroponte's public declaration that the resolution contained no “hidden tr ...
  Topic: Letter to Polly Toynbee - "Not civil war but treason &q
David Bracewell

Replies: 2
Views: 6779

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 8:16 am   Subject: My reply to Polly
Dear Polly,

I paid a visit to the Foxes and pointed out the striking similarities between their behaviour and that of large pustulations of overbearing, well-fed 'hunters' astride massive chargers, r ...
  Topic: Letter to Polly Toynbee - "Not civil war but treason &q
David Bracewell

Replies: 2
Views: 6779

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 8:16 am   Subject: Poly's reply
Polly's reply -


I know nothing of bear or badger baiting, but if it involves captive
animals it's a lot crueller than free wild foxes being chased and killed
the way they kill their own prey. I'd ra ...
  Topic: Letter to Polly Toynbee - "Not civil war but treason &q
David Bracewell

Replies: 2
Views: 6779

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 8:15 am   Subject: Letter to Polly Toynbee - "Not civil war but treason &q
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1306388,00.html

"Poking rich landowners into class warfare may be satisfying, but it is not a good enough reason to stop them doing something they passi ...
  Topic: Harry's Place implodes
David Bracewell

Replies: 12
Views: 19974

PostForum: off-topic   Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 4:03 am   Subject: Harry's Place implodes
It's fine Ken. I know what you were saying. I was just keeping it straight. Thanks for the compliment.

Re what the editors want here, I have no argument with them at all and I wouldn't even if we di ...
  Topic: Harry's Place implodes
David Bracewell

Replies: 12
Views: 19974

PostForum: off-topic   Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:38 pm   Subject: Harry's Place implodes
Hi David, just to clarify - I have never 'trolled' another site.

Benjamin and I have posted on Harry's site for a while. He finally closed his comments box to everyone because of what he saw as unac ...
  Topic: Harry's Place implodes
David Bracewell

Replies: 12
Views: 19974

PostForum: off-topic   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:17 am   Subject: Harry's Place implodes
I hand him the big one -

"In a sense we are talking about solutions, Harry. A compassionate response, from my point of view, is not to scream at the perpetrators, dehumanising yourself until you see ...
  Topic: Harry's Place implodes
David Bracewell

Replies: 12
Views: 19974

PostForum: off-topic   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:16 am   Subject: Harry's Place implodes
Harry tries to hold me top what Lenin calls 'denkverboten' -

I do think about the solutions. I spend a lot of time thinking about that.
But that is not what we are discussing at this moment.

So lets ...
  Topic: Harry's Place implodes
David Bracewell

Replies: 12
Views: 19974

PostForum: off-topic   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:14 am   Subject: Harry's Place implodes
I reply with my usual grace Wink -

"Focusing on the terrorists as you have is a compassionate-free response to the children and their families. Just focusng on the children and the grief of their famil ...
  Topic: Harry's Place implodes
David Bracewell

Replies: 12
Views: 19974

PostForum: off-topic   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:13 am   Subject: Harry's Place implodes
Harry goes ballistic:

"Its all a big ####ing joke isn't it?
Hundreds of kids murdered, they haven't even finished burying them yet and you lot are spewing your conspiracy theories and your lets-prete ...
  Topic: Harry's Place implodes
David Bracewell

Replies: 12
Views: 19974

PostForum: off-topic   Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:07 pm   Subject: Harry's Place implodes
Harry's Place ( http://hurryupharry.bloghouse.net/ ), run by Trotsky, Harry's troll name, doesn't get it. It still thinks that 'moral clarity' served by an overwhleming military response is the way fo ...
  Topic: Letter to the Independent re: Ambassador William S Farish
David Bracewell

Replies: 0
Views: 5578

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:51 am   Subject: Letter to the Independent re: Ambassador William S Farish
you have to taylor your description of him to fit his ends. Your single sentence description - "The writer is the United States ambassador in London " - is utterly hapless in its failure to convey Far ...
  Topic: Semaphore to Timothy Garton Ash - Welcome to the Titanic
David Bracewell

Replies: 0
Views: 5377

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:33 am   Subject: Semaphore to Timothy Garton Ash - Welcome to the Titanic
"War on Horror" at the front end, we would now not be engaged in Iraq, saddled with thousands of more extremists and perhaps hundreds of thousands (millions?) of terrorist-sympathetic Muslims. We coul ...
  Topic: Letter to Aaronovitch
David Bracewell

Replies: 2
Views: 7032

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:21 am   Subject: Spain throws the bums out
Follow up letter 3 hours later to David Aaronovitch -

Hi David, more good news! Don't know if you've heard - it seems the Spanish government has fallen beneath the wrath of dignified, defiant Spaniar ...
  Topic: Letter to Aaronovitch
David Bracewell

Replies: 2
Views: 7032

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:54 am   Subject: Letter to Aaronovitch
Re: Dignity and defiance by David Aaronovitch - the demonstration of millions of Spaniards after the AQ terrorist attacks.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,6903,1168846,00.html


Dear D ...
  Topic: to Nicholas Kristof - New York Times March 9 2004
David Bracewell

Replies: 1
Views: 6037

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:41 am   Subject: to Nicholas Kristof - New York Times March 9 2004
Re: A Nuclear 9/11 - March 9 2004 - http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/10/opinion/10KRIS.html

It beats me, Nicholas, how you could write an article on anti-proliferation and ignore what the entire thir ...
  Topic: Columbia - this disaster has been coming for a long time...
David Bracewell

Replies: 2
Views: 4590

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:04 am   Subject: Columbia - this disaster has been coming for a long time...
You're mistaken Dellboy - I was talking of President Uribe of British Columbia Wink
  Topic: to David Ignatius of the Washington Post
David Bracewell

Replies: 2
Views: 7110

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:56 am   Subject: David Ignatius , Washington Post, responds -
A brief answer to a good question: As a journalist, I felt a responsibility
to report what Jafar told me--not what I think he should have said. To my
surprise, he focused on the UN Inspectors. The mor ...
  Topic: to David Ignatius of the Washington Post
David Bracewell

Replies: 2
Views: 7110

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:06 am   Subject: to David Ignatius of the Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17489-2004Feb5.html

Ignatius' article "Missed signals on WMD"

David,

This is a bizarre new take on a weapons inspector's job. By not forcefully makin ...
 
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