Hat tip: Tim Blair
… denied he was anti-Semitic and said he believed Israel had the “absolute right to exist” …
In a letter to Jewish community leadership, Backman said he can now see “that some of the forms of words used did not adequately explain what I intended to say”.
“I do understand that an injudicious use of words and themes has caused upset in the Jewish community and for that I can only apologise,” Blackman said.
He’s been a journo for at least 10 years who doesn’t know how to use words?
Oh wait. He writes forÂ The Age.
* Ah yes, before I forget it:Â “The accusation of anti-Semitism is itself hurtful and offensive,” Mr Backman said.Â
Gee, who would have thought? Poor chap is hurt by what he said?
* Next time, useÂ Keyser TradÂ to clarify Â your statements, Backman. You’re rather unconvincing!