Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Spot the difference

An Injured protester this week in Iran filmed by fellow protesters on their mobile phone

Clashes in Tehran between police and protesters, again filmed on mobile phones

Anti racist demonstrators in Belfast, who claim that shortly after this picture was taken they were attacked by thugs making Nazi Salutes and throwing bottles. Duh! pity nobody had brought their phone!

This week the world has watched the dramatic events in Iran as they happened, whilst images filmed by the protesters themselves have been instantly uploaded on to the internet and sent round the world. This is, after all, the internet age, when the public are now the journalists, all equipped with the latest mobile communications, enabling them to send images of everything from revolutions to pop concerts around the planet in seconds.

Isn't it odd, therefore, that when anti-BNP, or in this instance anti-racist, activists, who are usually the yuppies and students, groups who would normally have the latest technology immediately to hand, claim that they were attacked and abused by "Nazis", or "white racists" we have to take their word for it 'cos nobody thought to take a picture?!!


On a connected subject, here is a news story from last year which the media appears to have "forgotten"


ProudGeordie said...

Did you hear Martin McGuiness on the news? Complaing about the humanitarian tragedy? Like Omagh then you murdering fucktard. Get back in your box you bloodstained bastard.

kerdasi amaq said...

McGuinness was spouting typical PC drivel(of the professional politician kind), to kowtow to the 'evil' media who wpould hop all over him in a fit of PC indignation, if he attempted to stand up for his own people.

I am assuming that the people who drove the Roma out, dig with the other foot, to McGuinness.

inmyhumbleopinion said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah.

Sarah Maid of Albion said...

Thanks Immy