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May 25, 2006

Chomsky, Aaronovich, Kamm and Wheen

I’ll admit that I haven’t been following this at all closely but let’s see. First there was Emma Brockes interviewing Chomsky. Then there was a complaint about it. Then the interview was taken off the Guardian site, an apology issued, then a 4,500 word letter from Aaronovitch, Kamm and Wheen (who, in an odd bit of synchronicity, I am reading currently, most entertaining if a little odd on the economics) and now the external ombudsman reports.

The explanation is here, the full report here.

As I say, I haven’t really been following the ins and outs simply because I regard Chomsky as a bit of a nutter. Whether or not he regarded Srebrenica as a massacre or a "massacre" doesn’t change that opinion.

Still, the final say on this matter appears to be, from The Guardian to the boys, "We’re right, you’re wrong, now bugger off".

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well no, Tim; the final say is from the independent Ombudsman. The whole point of this report is that it doesn't come from the Guardian.

Posted by: dsquared | May 25, 2006 2:51:41 PM