Saturday, 23 May 2009

Fair and balanced

Yesterday, the Daily Fail .. Mail ..uh ...Whatever, printed another of their daily anti BNP smears, this time attempting to compare the BNP to the Nazis on the basis that some Czech person, who once had a friend who knew someone who Nick Griffin once met got a bit pissed off with some Roma travellers. (they really were scraping the bottom of the barrel with that one, but they grasp at what straws they can, I guess).

Interesting that it did not occur to them that by the same token, Labour's contacts with China must mean that they will shortly start oppressing Tibet and executing a couple of thousand dissidents every year.

At the bottom of the Online version of the story, the Mail invited readers to comment, but strangely, given the emotive content, only one person, the imaginatively named Bob Roberts from Worcester, had left one, obediently parroting the mail's "OOOH they are such nasty Nazis!!" line

I left a comment last night but when I went back this morning I found that, not only had my comment not appeared, but nobody else had commented. In fact, poor old Bob Roberts message was still the only one there, it seemed that nobody had responded to the poor bloke. Then I noticed that 367 people had actually responded, or, at least, expressed a view on Bob's comment.

As you can see from the screen shot above all 367 had given Bob's "OOOH they are such nasty Nazis" comment a negative rating, whilst nobody had given him a positive one.

The MailOnline would have us believe that not one of those 367 people who were sufficiently interested to rate Bob Roberts' comment, not one of them was inspired to leave a few words of their own? If you believe that you should not be using the nurse's computer when she is not looking.

Obviously they did not get the response they had hoped for and therefore, in true PRAVDA style they censored their readers.

Depend on the British press for truth, fairness and balance huh?


Mal said...

"I hope he pays a heavy price for what he did. "
Me too.
But I dearly hope that the States don't pay a heavy price for what this Canadian of Convenience did.
Many "actual" Canadians

Mal said...

Too right, Sarah.
I love the bit about "The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline."
Maybe the one view shown doesn't "necessarily" reflect their views; but the other 424 (currently) not shown SURE AS HELL don't!

Sarah Maid of Albion said...

Mal said: "Maybe the one view shown doesn't "necessarily" reflect their views; but the other 424 (currently) not shown SURE AS HELL don't!"

LOL!! Excellent!! :-))

MrsJ said...

I tried to leave a comment on that article too, but had to be content with giving Liebour stooge Bob Roberts the 'red finger'.