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Just been reminded just why I never watch news analysis on Australian TV. Tonight I had the misfortune of watching this, biased to the point of dishonesty every time I’ve seen it.

Two items tonight, one on the BNP in the UK, the other on Zimbabwe.

The BNP? Well the message was pretty much a cudgel around the earhole. RACIST, FAR RIGHT WING, and, horrors of horrors, 20% of the UK electorate were in favour of ‘some’ BNP policies – all repeated over, and over, and over. There was pretty much no other message offered.

Well yeah. 20% of Britons support ‘some’ policies, all without naming a single BNP policy they support, apart from beating us over the head with the overt racism. Of course they support some, cut out the racism and it is all pretty much boilerplate stuff any leftie could be comfortable with, but it really wouldn’t have suited the narrative to show the reality.

Zimbabwe, on the other hand, well, we all know Mugabe is a child of the left, so even for this lot it would have strained credulity to start throwing around FAR RIGHT WING. So? What do they do? Bit of straight talk about the effects of the far left Mugabe regime?

Nah, that would be too honest. Instead – nothing. Nothing at all. Oh, sure, we got the message about what a dreadful place it was, but when it came to the ideology which set the scene?

Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

Is it any wonder I despise these people?


  1. Pogo says:

    “The BNP? Well the message was pretty much a cudgel around the earhole. RACIST, FAR RIGHT WING, ”

    The broadcasting twaterati might achieve some slight vestige of credibility if they’d actually noticed that the BNP are actually, by present standards, extremely left wing. A sure sign that they’d not bothered to read the BNP’s manifesto – which is far to the left of the present NuLabour Party. Socially (excepting immigration etc) and economically it’s not dissimilar to the somewhat extreme Labour manifestos of the early 1970s.

    The BBC make exactly the same, mistaken, claim. One assume intentionally, as the left cannot possibly have any abhorrent tendencies…

  2. CountingCats says:

    Pogo, that was the point of my further comments. Being honest would have spoilt the narrative.

  3. Pogo says:

    Sorry… Just a knee-jerk reaction to “Right Wing” and “BNP” in the same sentence! :-)

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