The Daily Blog's Martyn Bradbury drops himself in some brown substance but he is still insisting that he has done nothing wrong.
Martyn Bradbury has got himself into a whole heap of trouble over this seriously anti-semitic image he posted to The Daily Blog.
Despite criticism from all quarters, Bradbury insisted on Twitter that the image was not anti-semitic but that it was 'anti-consumerism satire'. The fact that anti-semitic groups and websites invariably try to link the activities of the banks and capitalism generally with a vast worldwide 'Jewish conspiracy' seems, at best, to have escaped Bradbury.
Bradbury requested that links be provided to prove the image was anti-semitic. A link was duly delivered and the image disappeared from The Daily Blog.
In a new post he alleges that two bloggers in particular, Giovanni Tiso and Russel Brown , launched the Twitter 'attack' against him, despite the fact that many other people have posted tweets critical of Bradbury's decision to post the image.
It would of been enough for Bradbury to simply issue an apology for making a wrong editorial decision but he is still insisting that the picture is an anti-capitalist piece of satire and that 'it was removed to stop any offense being taken and to end any opportunity by Tiso and Brown to denigrate this blog any more than they usually do.'
It is somewhat surprising that Bradbury is claiming anti-capitalist 'credentials' for the picture since, as a monotonously loud supporter of the neoliberal policies of David Cunliffe and the Labour Party, he has never shown any support for anti-capitalist politics in the past.
People who have been critical of Bradbury have found themselves being 'unfollowed' by him on Twitter, which includes this writer. Fear not, I will survive this tremendous setback.