Jody McIntyre Dumped by HuffPo and Channel Four


It just gets worse for Jody McIntyre, the anti-Israel activist fired from his blogger position at The Independent over tweets inciting UK rioters.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, McIntyre was asked whether the Footlocker shoe store was a valid target for rioters:

On a personal level I think Brixton police station would be a better target than Footlocker….I find it very difficult to condemn the looting myself. I feel sympathy when small cornershops and people’s homes are damaged but I don’t feel any sympathy for JD Sports or M&S [Marks & Spencer].

The Huffington Post has now pulled the interview and replaced it with:

Editor’s Note: The Huffington Post’s editorial policy prohibits the promotion of incitement to riot. It has been brought to our attention that some of the comments made by the interviewee in this article could be construed as inciting others to take part in unlawful activity.

As such, we have removed this post.

McIntyre was also due to have his own show on the UK’s Channel Four. That’s now been canceled as well.

Never mind Jody… I’m sure you’ll still have the respect of your Israel-hating comrades. And just to be clear in case you are looking for someone to blame for your current difficulties – the so-called “Israel Lobby” had absolutely nothing to do with it.

(H/T: Richard Millett’s Blog and Harry’s Place)

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