Friday, January 27, 2006

A Simple Question

Tim Worstall asks an interesting question
http://timworstall.typepad.com/timworstall/2006/01/kamm_and_pollar.html
The answer- as far as Kamm was concerned is Israel.
I have a very simple question for Kamm. Who paid for your trip? Was it from your own pocket? Or were you paid by a think tank or political organisation?
Kamm has castigated the New Statesman for not revealing that their book reviewer Richard Gott once received money from the KGB. So he surely can't object to my call for every 'pundit' and commentator to reveal exactly who pays them. My conscience is clear- I am an independent journalist who receives no money from any political party, pressure group or think-tank. Can Kamm say the same?

POSTSCRIPT:
It also transpires that Stephen Pollard was in Israel last week, so Tim Worstall's question was indeed very relevant. Not only Pollard, but Melanie Phillips was another absentee- though she has not as yet revealed where she was, I'd lay odds on that she was in Israel too- one blogger has written that she was travelling with Pollard. The question is- who paid for their trips? If anyone can enlighten us, please get in touch.

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Neil Clark said...

What is 'simple-minded' about asking who pays for a commentator's foreign trips? Don't you think readers have a right to know?
No more anonymous postings please, if you have a point to make, at least have the courage to make it in your own name.

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