Instead the UK will be treated to “Trans Kids: Why Medicine Matters – How much do we understand about the care being offered to transgender children?” – I’m sure that is an absolutely red hot subject for discussion amongst the vast majority of the BBC’s compelled license fee payers and not at all an elitist or marginal interest.
This week was supposed to be a huge week for far-left Hope Not Hate: they will launch their annual “State of the Far Right” report. Simultaneously they had planned for their puppets at the BBC to screen a BBC Panorama “documentary” which they were involved in directing (something that shouldn’t happen). Tommy Robinson’s #Panodrama has already stoped this.
Fortunately best selling author Tommy Robinson managed to send people undercover to reveal the journalistic malpractice at BBC Panorama. This will be fully revealed in his Panodrama documentary outside BBC’s offices in Manchester on 23rd of February. This has also meant the BBC will no longer be able to broadcast a project they’ve been working on for months because of a pre-emptive legal threat from Tommy’s lawyers. In advance of them even completing their TV “documentary” working title: “Tommy Take Down”, they’ve agreed not to showing it this month.
Nevertheless, in the coming days you’re going to see dozens of mainstream UK Press articles based on a report compiled by far-left communists at Hope Not Hate, the UK’s junior version of America’s widely discredited far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Both organisations regularly issue reports which are riddled with abysmal research, lies and journalistic malpractice. They both sit at the heart of networks funded by the largest far-left benefactors such as George Soros: his organisations directly quote from these two often.
The first I’ve come across is by Mark Townsend in the far-left Guardian. He is the “Home affairs editor of the Observer” and “Press Awards news reporter of the year.”. It would appear his skilz extend all the way to re-writing press releases and putting out hagiographic reports about far-left Hope Not Hate. In his piece from Saturday 16th Feb there isn’t a single word or quote to challenge Hope Not Hate.
These reports always centre on a “poll”
A survey of UK attitudes, commissioned by anti-fascist group Hope not Hate, found that 68% of people felt there was not a political party that represented them, up from 61% when the same question was posed last July.
By contrast, the reach of far-right personalities can be large, with nearly four in 10 revealing that they had watched or heard one of Tommy Robinson’s videos on social media, although only 6% of Britons have a positive view of the former English Defence League (EDL) leader, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon.
“We are facing a crisis of growing political mistrust across all sections of the population, with no figure able to galvanise the support they need to overcome this disconnect,” said Nick Lowles, chief executive of Hope not Hate. He added: “A mistrust in political representatives adds potency to a mix of unmet expectations, broken promises, and possible further decline and anger.”
This line “6% of Britons have a positive view of” Tommy Robinson is a good example of how these snakes work. If the full report reveals the interview questions I’m sure we’ll find this 6% comes from a question such as “what is your view on far-right convicted fraudster, Tommy Robinson” positive, neutral, negative. It remains to be seen what the size of the neutral is. Regardless, the framing of the question will have been negative, it will have come following other negative questions and on top of a decade of demonising Tommy in the media.
As you see these reports pop up this week, just remember what the aim here is. Hope Not Hate have the ear of government, the Police and all the elite organs of state. They are pushing to get Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook, his last significant social media presence and one that has grown massively. They want his sources of funds and access to fundraising from the people cut off (while they remain free to gather funds from billionaires and even government contracts).
If you see an article attacking Tommy and trying to push this discredited far-right explosion narrative, give it the contempt it deserves and, if you can, leave a comment explaining how you feel.
First broadcast September 12, 2005: In this week’s edition of Shire Network News, the official podcast of Silent Running, the inside story on the tragic demise if our original site, the awful fate of those responsible, and the heartwarming tale of our British pluck, Kiwi fix-it-with-a-bit-of-number-eight-fencing-wire resilience and good old Yankee can-do spirit which has seen us indulge in an orgy of useless finger-pointing recriminations.
No wait, I’m sorry, that would be the various layers of government in the United States arguing over who is responsible for what happened in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Silent Running is already back in business.
SR contributor Kiwi Bob, a former New Zealand emergency service official, talks about how the disaster relief operation seems to have gone in New Orleans, and discusses what might happen if a massive earthquake hits the New Zealand capital Wellington. Here’s a hint – you’re on your own.
My forest chat not from the forest. Following the videos I’ve put out on Panodrama and Tommy Robinson I’ve had the inevitable upswing in comments screaming about Tommy being a Zionist shill, working for Israel or Jews in America. I think its useful to answer these, not that I think I’m going to convince so many of these people, but a lot of you want to know how to answer this kind of thing.
The book I mentioned briefly, which isn’t a comprehensive history of Zionism but is a great personal account of Chaim Weizmann who became Israel’s first President and played a key role in negotiating the Balfour Declaration with the British. It’s called “Trial and Error”.
First broadcast September 04, 2005: In this week’s edition of Shire Network News, the official podcast of Silent Running, it’s all Katrina, all the time, as we dump the lighthearted Blog News segment on the grounds of taste while people are dying in New Orleans. I don’t want to make jokes this week, and you don’t want to hear them.
Instead, we hear from uber-Katrina-blogger Brendan Loy, and get some international reaction from Canada’s own Damian Penny. Our Man in Londonbring his trans-Atlantic perspective to the story, and updates us on the latest from the British front in the war.
SNN will be taking a break next week, but will be back again, large as life and twice as ugly, on September 17th.
You can now subscribe to Shire Network News on Apple iTunes. Under “Genres”, select “Podcasts”, type the word “Shire” in the left-hand panel just above the message “Search all podcasts”, and click the magnifying glass icon. You should then be taken to a screen where you can subscribe to SNN.