Britain’s wokest newspaper – The Guardian – has a long history of antisemitic vitriol, despite its supposed “progressive” views. Unfortunately, their radical and far left views continues to attract followers.
Their latest antisemitic outburst was targeted at Richard Sharp – Chairman of the BBC. After the outburst – in the form of a caricature – caused widespread condemnation, they provided a grovelling apology.
But despite this, they never seem to change. They may pretend that they aren’t, but The Guardian is antisemitic. They hate Jews and have never explained why. Their hateful rhetoric has no place in this world.
The Richard Sharp Caricature
The antisemitic cartoon (seen above) targeted Richard Sharp – who is leaving his role as Chairman as the BBC. It was published in the Saturday edition of the newspaper and on its website.
It was designed by Martin Rowson. The cartoon depictured Sharp – whose religion is Judaism – as a grinning, big-nosed banker. He is walking past a bloodied pig’s head whilst carrying a box stuffed with gold and a squid.
The squid meanwhile is a reference to Sharp’s former employer Goldman Sachs. The firm were criticised by Rolling Stone magazine for “relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money”.
The cartoon just about manages to cover every hateful stereotype of a Jewish person. The big nose, the supposed obsession with money.
Moreover, the cartoon aimed to further the conspiracy theory around Jewish people’s apparent stranglehold on society and power. This was attempted through the current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak appearing as a puppet under the control of Sharp.
The cartoon caused backlash, with many accusing The Guardian of blatant antisemitism. The newspaper would later apologise for the cartoon, although this was too little too late.
The apology read “The Guardian apologises to Mr Sharp, to the Jewish community and to anyone offended”. Does it sound like a sincere apology? No. They are only sorry because they got caught out.
Dave Rich – an expert in antisemitism – was left shocked. He said that “the depiction of Richard Sharp in today’s Guardian cartoon falls squarely into an antisemetic tradition of depicting Jews with outsized, grotesque features, often in conjunction with money and power. It’s appalling”.
Rich also pointed out that a cartoonist of Martin Rowson’s experience would not be ignorant to such antisemitic stereotypes. He knew what he was doing.
Rowson apologised for his “carelessness and thoughtfulness”. If this was an isolated case, it could be dismissed as a hurtful, but honest mistake. But the truth is that it is far from isolated.
Indeed, Stephen Pollard, ex-editor of the Jewish Chronicle, pointed out how the cartoon shocked him. Moreover, he said that he was “well aware of the Guardian’s and especially Rowson’s form” – highlighting how common these incidents are.
Pollard said that he found it “genuinely shocking” that “not a single person looked at this and said, no, we can’t run this” – something that he called “the real issue”.
Long history of anti-Israel sentiment
The Guardian also has a long history of criticising Israel. The Israel-Palestine conflict is reported on heavily on the website, but not in a fair manner.
Instead, their articles focus solely on the supposed oppression of the Palestinian people whilst ignoring the horrors that Hamas commit and the simple fact that Israel has a right to defend herself.
One journalist of theirs, Julie Burchill, left the newspaper and joined The Times – citing “striking bias against the state of Israel” as her reason for doing so.
Lord Greville Janner QC, former chairman of the British Jews organisation labelled the newspaper as “viciously and notoriously anti-Israel”.
A 2009 article accused Israel of “harvesting Palestinian organs” – before providing an amended version due to the clear false nature of their report. Again, they apologised after getting it wrong.
Then back in 2021, there was an article which grossly criticised Israel, with the headline reading “Palestinians excluded from Israeli Covid vaccine rollout as jabs go to settlers”. The word “settlers” is controversial. The headline also tries to paint Israel as the enemy once again.
Multiple instances of antisemitism
The Guardian is no stranger to antisemitism. The caricature above sums this up very well – with that sort of cartoon being the sort of propaganda poster that you would see in 1930s Germany.
Diane Abbott – a politician for the Labour Party – was writing in The Guardian’s sister newspaper The Observer when she wrote that “white Jewish people do not suffer from racism”. As is seen on this very day, this is clearly untrue. Abbott is a long-term favourite of the newspaper.
Abbott and her antisemitic views are seen commonly in the newspaper. They also supported Jeremy Corbyn, ex-leader of the Labour Party, who was criticised for his antisemitic views. For what it is worth, Labour leader Keir Starmer suspended Abbott for her words.
The Guardian’s Ties to Slavery
While this isn’t related to antisemitism, just to sum up the nature of this newspaper, it has ties to slavery. Yes, Britain’s wokest newspaper profited from slavery, once again underlining its hypocrisy.
The Scott Trust – the owners of the newspaper – issued an apology just a matter of weeks ago for its founder John Edward Taylor’s ties to the slave trade. The newspaper that prides itself on its woke ideology admitted that it had profited hugely from slavery. In fact, without the slave trade, they wouldn’t even be in business.
It isn’t just antisemitism that The Guardian spouts, they are also heavily anti-Christian, anti-Conservative and anti-establishment. Unless you subscribe to their radical left views, The Guardian will not be for you.
The Guardian criticises anything and everything that doesn’t support their warped left-wing agenda. Yet by their repeated antisemitism, they appear to be trying to cultivate a following from those that support policies like those espoused by Germany in the 1930s and 1940s when they planned the “Final Solution”.
As we have discussed on many occasions, unfortunately there are a great number of people that just blindly accept what the media tell them. Having a well-known and mainstream media outlet support antisemitism is a terrible thing. Worst of all is that people continue to support this hateful outlet.