It's a striking phenomenon, still, that the left has a passion for a managerialism that can disguise hate-filled and bigoted actions. "Composite B in Order Paper 4" was the name of a motion at the National Union of Journalists' annual meeting, that:
condemned the "savage, pre-planned attack on Lebanon by Israel" last year.It was passed by a large majority.
This motion... was carried by a large majority and also condemned the "slaughter of civilians by Israeli troops in Gaza and the IDF's [Israeli Defense Forces] continued attacks inside Lebanon following the defeat of its army by Hezbollah".
A narrower vote - 66 to 54 - carried a motion calling for a boycott of Israeli goods.
Oliver Kamm would not approve, but he can console himself that at least this is not an example of nasty bloggers, polluting the pure professional waters of political reportage and debate.