Saturday, October 24, 2009

Spot the difference

Preposterous, left-wing, trashy, crass, circus, partial, multi-cultural. The Daily Mail lashes out at Question Time.

The Daily Mail's support of BNP policies is descending into parody. Sod subtle machinations, spotting their strategy is as easy as piss.

Step 1. Littlejohn, Glover, Philips or Platell write entire tirades about the immigrants swamping the country, "ZaNu Labour" inflicting social engineering upon Britain, the nasty Muslims, the welfare state and all the rest.

Step 2. As suspicions of inflammatory content begin to surface, any of the above mentioned opinionators writes a token word or two against "the racist BNP"- better if garnished with adjectives such as vile, ogre and odious. Because: how can you say that the Daily Mail is racist when they've just badmouthed the BNP?

Step 3. See Step 1, only more virulent, with three quarters of the paper's content resembling Nick Griffin's shopping list.

Look no further than today's paper for evidence. While the entire country saluted the way Question Time exposed the fascists' appalling ideas, Nick Griffin complained that:
  • the BBC is "hard left";
  • Question Time was "a lynch mob";
  • The programme should have been filmed elsewhere as London is "not my country anymore" and [the audience was] "dominated by ethnic minorities".
Now look at how the Daily Mail are reviewing the subject today (presenting it to a readership of 3.1 million people). The similarities with Griffin's language are simply striking.
  • the BBC "is utterly in thrall to the left-wing agenda of the majority of its staff";
  • "Question Time became a public lynching"
  • the "multicultural" audience "bore little resemblance to the [...]average community";


Anita said...


The Sun has been a lot more level headed about it. Both The Mail and the Sun are showing opinion polls from the day after QT.

The Mail choose this irresponsible angle: "Some 22% of those questioned said they would "seriously consider" voting BNP in a local, European or general election - including 4% who said they would "definitely" consider backing the party".

The Sun instead, credit when due, chose not to big up those who whip up hatred as a daily job. They write: "Only seven per cent in the YouGov poll of 1,314 people said they would "definitely" or "possibly" back them".

As you can all see, it's a matter of editorial angle.

One more thing. ON Question Time Griffin remarked that Jan Moir had been too harsh on Stephen Gately. That means on LGBT rights, she's to the right of the BNP!

No further comment necessary.

Paul said...

Racism begins with our families, parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandparents, people we admire, respect and love.

However, as we grow and mature we come to the realization that what we were told by of family when we were children were slanted lies base on their prejudices. We realize that most people are more alike than different and want the same things, like a home, steady work, a Medicare plan and schools for our children (if you travel you will see this).

We realize that most people are of good hearts and goodwill.

This current climate of blaming others for our woes is not new. We have had this before and we have conquered it .

Remember “Evil flourishes when good men (and women) do nothing”. Raise your voices with those of us who believe we are equal and we can again win this battle.

socialist sam said...

And they're at it again this morning. The Mail on Sunday is writing about a "secret plan" drafted by Tony Blair and Jack Straw calling "for mass immigration to change Britain's cultural make-up forever".

Levels of paranoia previously unseen, not even in the Mail!

Daniel said...

Oh Christ. "Paul" has left the same load of old happyclaptrap on Speak You're Branes as well.

How many other threads has he left this Vital Message on?