In the world inhabited by the legendarily foul mouthed Paul Dacre and his obedient hackery at the Daily Mail, protest is an activity in which that all those Daily Mail readers, crouched behind their net curtains, do not partake. And those that do indulge in such behaviour are to be held up as an example of all that is wrong about today’s world, which by definition is going to hell in the proverbial handcart as a result.
What's so f***ing wrong with putting the boot in on a few Slebs, c***?!? Er, with the greatest of respect, Mr Jay
So when the demonstrations against the “Muslim ban”, and forthcoming state visit, of Combover Crybaby Donald Trump were reported, the straight reporting was duly relegated to the end of the article, with the headline and opening telling Mail readers who they had to hate. As one of those Nick Davies interviewed while researching Flat Earth News put it, “Dacre kills with headlines”. Those headlines blame The Usual Suspects for the protests.
“Britain's Trump revolt: Gary Lineker and Lily Allen (of course) join Downing Street demonstrators protesting against President's UK state visit as thousands march across the country … Celebrities including Gary Lineker are at the march in London while pop star Lily Allen is set to speak … Senior Labour figures including shadow home secretary Diane Abbott spoke to the crowd during protest”, readers were told.
It was all his fault ...
Yes, although there were thousands of demonstrators at the London event, held outside the gates of Downing Street, they were unimportant to the Dacre doggies. The real villains were clear: “Among the list of high-profile celebrities to appear were pop star Lily Allen and human rights activist Bianca Jagger, while outspoken Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker was also spotted at the London event with sons Harry and George”.
Lily Allen, already subjected to abuse and ridicule by the Mail for showing compassion to refugees. Bianca Jagger, equally ridiculed for her activism. And Gary Lineker, denounced by the Vagina Monologue for being “outspoken”. In the world of the Northcliffe House bunker, those who appear On Telly should stay out of this sort of thing. Who knows, the public might take notice of Lineker, rather than the Mail, and that would never do.
... and it was her fault, too!
For this reason, Lineker’s presence has to be sneered at and ridiculed. Daily Mail readers would never be seen indulging in this kind of activity. Nor would they have any truck with “Politicians including shadow home secretary Dianne Abbott, shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti and former Labour leader Ed Miliband were also at the London march”. All these people have been previously smeared, and sneered at, by the Mail.
And to complete the list of those whom the Mail wants its readers to hate, we read “Green Party leader Caroline Lucas and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron also spoke at the event”. How very dare they! Outside the driveway to Number 10, the residence of the not at all unelected Prime Minister on whom the Mail’s editor has an embarrassing schoolboy crush! It must be the liberals’, lefties’ and luvvies’ fault!
That our Government is rolling out the red carpet for an overgrown man-baby, a needy narcissist, a modern-day Chauncey Gardiner with the attention span of a goldfish, a self-confessed sexual predator, and a racist bigot, none of this is allowed to enter.
Paul Dacre’s crush on Theresa May blinds him to reality. The Mail’s excusing of Trump stinks. But the paper has previous form on such matters. So no surprise there, then.