Heroic Defense of Double Standards

September 18, 2009 at 07:10 1 comment

Jan Guillou, one of the best-known Swedish journalists of our time, is known and admired for his uncompromising quest for the truth (for which he even served time), and his distaste for speculative journalism — especially culture journalism. To many, Mr. Guillou is a hero of the free word.

That’s why quite a few people thought it peculiar that he defended Donald Boström’s speculative conspiracy theories about the IDF killing Palestinians to sell their organs. But on the other hand, maybe we shouldn’t have been surprised, considering the fact that Mr. Guillou writes in Aftonbladet on a regular basis — and given his activism and attitudes in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Listen to Mr. Guillou trying to defend his double standards to a reporter from Swedish public radio here.

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  • 1. Lennart Frimodig  |  October 16, 2009 at 17:24

    But, essentially, Guillou is a fake. Possibly except the tale from the boarding-school. He has not learned from his mistakes.

    Hamilton is a lie and Arn is a lie.

    Everybody makes mistakes, the interesting question is: how you handle them.

    He thinks he knows, that is a worthless attitude. If you are intererested in understanding things.

    In 1976 we had a congress of the skp, the swedish communist party. My small group had the idea that we should cooperate with any kind of political party for concrete aims.

    Guillou gave voice to the idiots who did not understand.

    In retrospect I can say we were both wrong. We both aimed for a communist take-over.

    Lennart Frimodig

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