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I'm no expert in the landscapes of either the British press or British politics, but it doesn't take an expert to see that the last week's wave of attacks on Dawkins, at least in part, emanates from an order given by someone that the editors have to listen to, however personally embarrassed they may be by the sub-journalistic level it forces on them. Those already aware of Notsure's identity will no doubt have a clearer picture. While we may all feel that this Lusher hit is the ultimate in self-degradation by the press, the very fact that anyone has dared to go this far suggests to me that the attempt to muckrake Dawkins, regardless of truth or relevance, is anything but over. Certain interests have clearly decided that it is imperative to discredit him on a personal level, whatever it takes. If people are so desperate to smear that they are digging in centuries-old Jamaican records (the research for that cannot have been cheap), just imagine what they, and/or others, are doing to any records concerning Dawkins' own lifetime and activities.

Sun, 19 Feb 2012 12:07:49 UTC | #919568