Sunday, 10 October 2010

Association is All the Evidence They Need

Over at Left Foot Forward, "Evidence-based political blogging", Joss Garman writes that:
Melanie Phillips is inspiration behind Tea Party anti-Muslim leader
The evidence? Geller (the Tea Party anti-Muslim leader) has praised Phillips.

The post goes further though. Apparently the EDL is trying to link up with the Tea Party in America. Geller has expressed support for the EDL, as has Phillips. The unstated implication is that not only is Phillips the inspiration for Geller but also somehow actively involved in making this link, maybe?. Oh, and crucially:
One EDL blog also features a prominent link to Phillips’ website.
Not exactly rigorous is it?

UPDATE: The claim that Phillips in any way supports the EDL is a smear. See here.

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