Who will charge The Daily Mail and BBC with Incitement ?

Do you ever feel
that the Press just promote government policies, repeating verbatim
departmental press releases, and run stories to promote a political bias. 

What began as a simple
human interest story in The Scotsman earlier last week was quickly picked up by
The
Daily Mail
, 10/1/06, then by the
BBC on their South Today programme 12/1/06, and printed
on the BBC
website 13/1/06, about an exhibition, simply one persons childhood collection
of golly badges, has been manipulated into something ugly.

Upon finding that
no-one had complained about the racist potential of the exhibition, either to
the exhibitor or the exhibition hall, they manufactured a story to give the
impression that there was a racist row over it. 

So, not having a
story at all, did the The Daily Mail and
BBC decide to invent one, along the lines of;

It is  noticed that there is an exhibition of gollies.

Someone
decides that it must produce a story telling us how people don't like gollies.

They ring up the exhibition's organisers to
see if anyone has complained.

They are shocked to discover that no-one
has.

They  cannot let this go, and decides to find
someone who doesn't like the gollies.

They phone obscure academic who says that
gollies are evil etc.

They then present his quotes in such a way
as  to make it look as if there has been an exchange of views between the
exhibition's organisers and obscure academic – ie, a 'row'.

They can now be satisfied that it has
presented a version of the'truth' that fits in with their ideology.

The obscure
academic they contacted was a Dr John Molyneux,
a senior lecturer in Historical and Theoretical Studies at the
School of Art, Design and Media, at the University of Portsmouth.

Dr Molyneux is a leading Trotskyist, a member
of the Socialist Workers Party and former central committee member, with
affiliations to the Communist Party of Great Britain. (Dr John Reid’s old mob). 

Having picked up
the story, the
BBC
then went on to print the Daily Mail version of the story, even quoting the
same ‘academic’.

Was this all a
big set up, because I smell a rat.

Having first
noticed this story on Tim Worstall’s
blog
, I felt the need to comment here because this story smack of 3 things.

  1. Political manipulation.  Is this story being invented and hyped,
    using old contacts from the CPGB, even though it’s a non story, in order
    to deflect attention from Dr Reid’s current problems at the Home Office.
  2. Political manipulation. Is this story
    being invented and hyped, using old contacts from the CPGB, even though it’s
    a non story, in order to embarrass Dr Reid when the old associations are revealed.
  3. In trying to promote a view that was
    not in the story in the first place, is the
    BBC and The Daily Mail guilty of
    incitement to promote racial hatred.

If the events
of  this story as described in Tim’s blog
are in any way true, then we should insist that it is investigated by the
authorities, and if they find enough evidence, press home a prosecution on the
BBC and The Daily Mail.

The press and
media must be seen as the guardians and watchdogs of our freedoms and
liberties, by exposing the lies and misdemeanours of those in power, must be
seen to only tell the truth, and be prevented from playing underhand political
games. 

Promoting stories
that create problems and racial tension where none previously existed is evil, divisive
and illegal.

 


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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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