Heroic Defense of Double Standards
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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