We found this at the website of Qatar-owned Al Jazeera, which reportedly paid $500 million to purchase a TV network founded by Al Gore. Their headline is British Labour Party rejects Evolution, endorses Creationism.
That’s big news, right? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
We all know that the British Labour Party is led by highly educated, highly intelligent people, which is why it would be surprising if they rejecetd [sic] a well-established truth like the theory of evolution. Tantamount to such an intellectual absurdity is their recent rejection of accecpted [sic], conventional economic theory.
We all don’t know that the Labour Party is led by “highly educated, highly intelligent people.” Your humble Curmudgeon’s impression is that they’re led by socialist labor union gangsters. But then — you’ll have to forgive us — we’ve always admired Margaret Thatcher. Anyway, you don’t care about that. Here’s more from Al Jazeera:
At the party’s National Policy Forum, party leader Ed Miliband announced that if the Labour Party regains power in 2015, it will offset any spending increases with cuts elsewhere in the budget. This means the Labour Party will not raise the deficit.
Egad — fiscal responsibility? How very unusual for a left-wing party. Still, it’s a step in the right direction. But Al Jazeera thinks otherwise. Let’s read on:
This is an incredible pledge, since it commits the Labour Party to slow growth and high unemployment. The main problem for the economy in the United Kingdom now and for the foreseeable future is a lack of demand. In this context, government deficits are good.
Aaaargh!! But you didn’t come here for a Curmudgeonly rant about economics, so we’ll ignore the next several paragraphs, and then we’ll ignore some more on the subject of same-sex marriage. As we scan to the end, looking for details about Labour’s embrace of creationism, we find — nothing! Nothing at all.
Al Jazeera used a false headline to get our attention, and then said that Labour’s desire for budget restraint is as stupid as if they had come out in support of creationism. That’s it. That’s all there is. We’ve been slimed by Al Jazeera. Maybe their bosses in Qatar think this is very clever journalism. Maybe Al Gore does too. Sorry, but we don’t see any, ah … humour here.
Okay, false alarm. There’s nothing to see here, folks. Y’all move along now.
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