When the press pack finds a weak spot in your defence, they are not slow in exposing it, and this realisation may not yet have hit home with UKIP leader Adolf von Batten, but it is screamingly obvious to those looking on as his new protégé Carl Benjamin, who styles himself Sargon of Akkad, falls apart before the media glare.
This photo has a message, and the message is CREEP
Benjamin, an unappealing creep of no known adequacy, had Tweeted “I wouldn’t even rape you” at Labour MP Jess Phillips. This the press pack knew, and questioned Batten extensively on the matter. As a result, instead of the bonhomie that might have been deployed by his predecessor Nigel “Thirsty” Farage, who is now his opponent, Batten became irritable and tetchy. He walked out of one interview.
I em not a racialist but, und zis is a big but ...
The dénouement came as Sky News’ Kate McCann confronted the head Kipper and his apprentice, telling the press conference audience “Mr Batten suggested earlier that if I would like to hold his candidate to account, I should turn up at your press conference and ask the question. So I would like to ask Carl Benjamin why you think it is acceptable to say, on Twitter, that you wouldn’t even rape a female Labour MP”.
Question duly put. So what did The Great Man have to say for himself? “Because I don’t think women are any different to men in the way you should treat them. Unlike the establishment, unlike our judges, who literally say ‘If you were a man I would send you to jail’, I think you should treat women the same as men”. Really? Do go on.
“And that means if a woman is being a giant bitch and laughing at male suicide [Ms Phillips was not laughing at male suicide, and is now consulting lawyers], I’m going to be a giant dick back to her. Any questions?” Ms McCann had a question. “So it’s acceptable?”
“YES” snapped back Benjamin. “It’s acceptable to joke …?” she asked again. “One hundred per cent. Deal with it” was the reply, to applause from diehard Kippers, to the sound of female voters across South West England, where Benjamin is second on the UKIP list, deciding to put their crosses somewhere else.
So far, so dreadful, but this is only the beginning. Two more media attack line follow from this exhibition of idiocy. One, Benjamin was standing next to Mark Meechan, who styles himself Count Dankula. Meechan was convicted of a hate crime after he posted a video of him getting his partner’s dog to respond to the command “Gas the Jews”. Meechan thought that was a mere joke. Wait till the press pack starts on him.
Hello press pack - here's your next idiot
And Two, the “Rape Tweet” is the very least of Carl Benjamin’s lapses. Ms McCann and her fellow journalists have yet to explore his 9/11 Truther musings, including his conviction that two aircraft could not have brought down the World Trade Centre towers. They haven’t yet picked up on his apparent excusing of paedophilia, especially over the age of consent.
They are yet to discover his enjoyment in dispensing the N-Word, using terms like “Chink”, “Spic”, and “Retard” to describe others, and his exploration of the anti-Semitic trope “Cultural Marxism”. What happened yesterday is only the beginning of the downfall.
Batten’s campaign to drive away voters has made an excellent start.
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