Both papers, plus the Mail and others, have chosen to publish a photo showing an injured Parisian Police officer about to be executed, rather than anything from Charlie Hebdo. Here on Zelo Street there will be none of that: that is what the nutters who performed the attack want, and if they think they’re getting obedience at this blog, they can take that daft idea and shove it. We don’t take direction from meatheads.
Sadly, the Sun has not only complied with the wishes of those who practice armed thuggery in the name of The Prophet, it has also told its readers that they should accept a surveillance state as the price of combating their behaviour. “Intelligence, including the use of the RIPA anti-terror law for its intended purpose, is our best defence” pontificates today’s editorial, to which I say Rupe’s downmarket troops can shove that one, too.
(c) Doc Hackenbush 2015
But there’s more: “Yet liberals still fret over the perceived assault on civil liberties of spooks analysing emails”. Yes, it’s all the fault of those namby-pamby “liberals”. The only surprise is that the Sun hasn’t got on its high horse and blamed the deeply subversive Guardian, which, as all good Murdoch doggies know, is in some sort of dastardly league with the hated BBC. This is well and truly cracked.
Over at the Mirror, editor-in-chief Lloyd Embley has also used the photo of the Police officer about to be executed. That would be the same Lloyd Embley who went into maximum hand-wringing mode over using photos of the murderous behaviour of ISIS, or whatever they’re calling themselves this week, and took to Twitter to say that his papers were going to occupy the moral high ground and set an example to others.