Cisse's Overheating Torso wrote:
"the Islamic State" (he didn't mean to say as this is ISIS) sounds like "Islamic states" (meant to say) so people attending (without official transcript yet) can easily mishear. It's shoddy as hell from a PR perspective, does no-one check his speeches?
theres one letter difference, that's what I mean
He's could've said ISIS and it still wouldn't of meant he was comparing ISIS to Israel.
Mifune wrote:Comparison doesn't equal equivalency.
Is it a comparison or not, these two posts seem contradictory?
I see what you mean and indeed I see what Corybn was trying to do/say. But it's a poor use of a similie. A is to B what C is to D, will always provoke people to suggest B and D are similar (it is after all a simile).
Furthermore, he's been accused of never criticizing anti-semitism alone, having to mention Palestine or blanket all racism is bad. and he has a history of sharing platforms with actual antisemites (Hamas/Hezbollah have been called "friends"). He should have stuck to just saying there is a report out, anti semitism is bad. Otherwise is reinforced the ideas people have about him.
There's value is being careful what you say, making sure people can't infer things (correctly or not) from it. It's necessary to do this to be effective as a politician. He/his team are very poor at this, the 'police should never shoot' incident is a key example