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Thursday, 15 April 2021

Every Tory In The World Is Bent

In one of many quotable exchanges from the original version of The Italian Job, Mr Bridger decides that he needs to hire a computer expert. Camp Freddie (for it is he) is told to secure the services of Professor Peach. “But what if the Professor’s not bent?” he protests. “Camp Freddie,” responds Mr Bridger. “Everybody in the world is bent”.

Jolly bed sheow ...

And to prove that this maxim extends to the Government elected 50 years after that film’s release, not only is the Greensill scandal causing ripples of good old-fashioned Tory sleaze™ to dampen the reputations of a lot of Civil Servants and Government advisors, alleged Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson and his worryingly shallow talent pool of variously inept ministers are full participants in the unedifying spectacle.

Not least Priti Patel, inexplicably elevated to the post of Home Secretary, who has ventured beyond mere ineptitude, and has been caught breaking the law, rather than just breaching someone’s human rights. Her latest not at all accidental mis-step concerns a death in custody, and a potential witness being deported. On her orders.

As the Guardian has reported, “A landmark court ruling has held the home secretary, Priti Patel, accountable for failures in ensuring that deaths in immigration detention centres are properly investigated. Two judges in the immigration court ruled on Wednesday that three of the home secretary’s detention policies breached human rights rules and that she could not frustrate or undermine inquiries into these deaths”. Undermine? Do go on.

The ruling relates to two friends, Ahmed Lawal and Oscar Lucky Okwurime, both from Nigeria, who were in Harmondsworth immigration removal centre when Okwurime was found dead in his cell there on 12 September 2019. Lawal proved to be a key witness, but the Home Office tried to deport him five days after the death before he could provide any evidence. He took the case to the high court and a judge halted his removal”.

... maybe even worse show

Worse, “The judges found that the home secretary’s decision to remove Lawal to Nigeria was unlawful as she had failed to take reasonable steps to secure his evidence … before starting removal proceedings”. Worse still, “A replacement policy in August 2020 was also found to be unlawful as it failed to identify and take steps to secure the evidence of those who may have relevant information about a death in detention”. The conclusion?

Even the Mail has had to admittwo judges ruled that the Home Secretary's attempt to deport Ahmed Lawal, 34, before he could give evidence at an inquest was unlawful”. Priti Patel broke the law. She is supposed to be the Home Secretary. Her duties include “Law enforcement in England and Wales”. Which appears not to always include her.

The Mail emphasised the lawbreaking undertaken: “she did not have the legal authority to frustrate or undermine inquiries into these deaths”. How the Coroner is expected to investigate deaths when witnesses are summarily deported is an interesting one. A Home Secretary who wants to see justice done, providing it doesn’t stop her doing a few illegal deportations and so playing to the gallery of reactionary intolerance.

The Home Office, to no surprise at all, is not appealing against the judgment. That’s because they, and their boss, know they are guilty as hell. Having bent coppers is one thing; having a bent Home Secretary is worse. Worse still, she’ll get away with it.

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Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Tory Anti-Semitism Link - No Problem!

Some observers may have formed the impression that the slightest whiff of anti-Semitism, or links to those who were adjacent to its promotion, would have our free and fearless press, and others, bearing down on the culprits in short order. But not when it comes to the Tories, and especially Priti Patel, inexplicably elevated to the office of Home Secretary.

Auto-smirk set to stun. Perhaps

This is what Byline Times has now told us: “The new Lead Commissioner for the Government’s Commission for Countering Extremism (CCE), appointed by Home Secretary Priti Patel on 31 March for an interim period of six months, is Robin Simcox. Simcox is a former Margaret Thatcher Fellow at the Heritage Foundation - a right-wing think-tank in Washington D.C. which had close ties to the Donald Trump administration”.

The Heritage Foundation is not just any old right-leaning think-tank. As its Wikipedia entry confirms, “The Heritage Foundation rejects the scientific consensus on climate change … The Heritage Foundation is one of many climate change denial organizations that have been funded by ExxonMobil”. And then there are those false voter fraud claims.

The Heritage Foundation has promoted false claims of voter fraud. Hans von Spakovsky who heads the Election Law Reform Initiative at the Heritage Foundation has played an influential role in making alarmism about voter fraud mainstream in the Republican Party, despite no evidence of widespread voter fraud … His work, which claims voting fraud is rampant, has been discredited”. And who sits on the HF board?

Oh look, Rebekah Mercer. Who, along with her father Robert Mercer, were benefactors to Breitbart News. Who was a backer of Cambridge Analytica. Who introduced Steve Bannon to Combover Crybaby Donald Trump. Who co-founded Parler. But, as the Byline Times article stresses, the real concern about Simcox is the other company he’s been keeping.

Robin Simcox ((c) Heritage Foundation)

They reveal “that Simcox spoke in 2019 at a notorious American anti-immigrant hate group, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which has regularly circulated anti-Semitic, white nationalist materials over a 10-year period - including articles by noted Holocaust deniers and eugenicists … The CIS has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center”. This link is highly relevant to Simcox’s new role.

One look at Wikipedia shows why. “The Center for Immigration Studies has been criticized for publishing a number of reports deemed to be false or misleading and using poor methodology by scholars on immigration”. The SPLC’s analysis “cited CIS's repeated publication of white nationalist and anti-Semitic writers, [and] its employment of an analyst known to promote racist pseudoscience”. And what of Simcox’ work at the HF?

BT again: “In his work for the Heritage Foundation, Simcox also promoted several racist and anti-Muslim conspiracy theorists, including a proponent of the ‘Great Replacement’ ideology … which has inspired far-right terror attacks in recent years”. One observer criticised Simcox’ appointment “particularly over his false equation of British Muslim community organisations with the Muslim Brotherhood”.

So who’s making their feelings known about this appointment? “Lord” Ian Austin? “Lord” John Mann? Wes Streeting? Stephen Pollard? John Woodcock? Margaret Hodge? Daniel Finkelstein? Crickets. If only Simcox had been pals with Jeremy Corbyn.

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Tuesday, 13 April 2021


After Stephen Yaxley Lennon, who styles himself Tommy Robinson, was found guilty of committing Contempt of Court in 2019, he accused the judiciary of lying, maintained that all he had done outside the court in Leeds was to repeat information already in the public domain, and tell his followers that the state was out to get him, honestly.

What he did not tell, but what soon became well-known, was that Lennon had attempted to plead with Combover Crybaby Donald Trump to grant him asylum in the USA. That’s the same Stephen Lennon who has been telling the world about asylum seekers not being genuine refugees, deciding that when it comes to Himself, he’d rather like to be one.

Sadly, the probability of his wish being granted was vanishingly small, not least because he possessed a criminal record - which had already led to his having been barred from the States - and that to get round the refusal to grant him a visa, he had entered the USA on a false passport, been rumbled, and had his criminal record further extended as a result.

But, as Sky News reported at the time, “In an interview on the right-wing channel InfoWars on Monday, the former English Defence League (EDL) founder said: ‘I feel like I'm two days away from being sentenced to death in the UK … I beg Donald Trump, I beg the American government, to look at my case. I need evacuation from this country because dark forces are at work … This is a direct appeal on behalf of my family”.

He loved the USA, honestly, despite the USA not loving him and his criminal record. It looked pointless and pathetic, but as the Guardian has now reported, some of those Stateside who were favourably disposed to Lennon really were working to get him asylum in the country: “his team approached the Republican senator Ted Cruz’s office about securing a visa … [he] discussed moving his family to Texas in 2019”. There was more.

Such was the influence of Robinson’s supporters that they asked advisers to Cruz, the Republican former presidential candidate, for legal advice on securing an extended visa for ‘someone who needs protection’ [!]. Terry Giles, a prominent American businessman and friend of Cruz, told the Guardian he asked the senator’s office for assistance but did not disclose that the visa was for Robinson”. Protection from what?

Perhaps he and his supporters thought that he should have protection from the consequences of frequently, and flagrantly, breaking the law. But do go on. “A record of a meeting between Robinson and his most influential supporters at the Four Seasons hotel in London in early 2019 describes Giles, 72, as ‘actively working with Senator Cruz to advance Tommy’s visa’”. And who else was present at this impromptu summit?

It “was also attended by Robinson, his solicitors, a Ukip adviser, the rightwing Canadian pundit Ezra Levant and Lisa Barbounis, an executive for the Middle East Forum”. All the usual bigots, then. But sadly, Lennon “lost interest in moving to the US ‘once he realised that he couldn’t go back to the UK if he declared asylum’, according to the files”.

Which shows just how serious his situation wasn’t. He wasn’t a political prisoner, he was just trying to evade the consequences of his own actions. All wind and piss.

Asylum seekers are “fake refugees” - unless they’re white, and called Stephen Lennon.

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Quilliam And The Spooks

First the sudden shutdown, then the coming to terms with the announcement, and then the real hard questions. Why did the Quilliam Foundation have to shut up shop, given all the millions that had gone into its coffers over the years? Why was founder Maajid Nawaz deleting his social media back catalogue? Then the real $64,000 one - what was the role of the UK security services in all of this? Former Guardian man Ian Cobain knew.

So the Quilliam Foundation has been closed down. Claims to have been the world's first counter-extremism think-tank. But it was actually established by the Office for Security and Counterterrorism (OSCT) at the UK governments's Home Office”. Er, WHAT? How could he be so sure? “How do I know? Simples. The OSCT told me”. And there was more.

The initial plan was to fund it covertly, with money appearing to come in from a Middle Eastern benefactor, but actually channelled by MI6 … But a decision was taken to grant it acknowledged - but far-from-trumpeted - UK government funding. This was eventually judged within Whitehall to have been a mistake. ‘Should have run it from within the agencies. They do this sort of stuff all the time. And you never find out’”.

Miqdaad Versi from the Muslim Council of Britain heard that one loud and clear. "This is a really explosive allegation by the renowned investigative journalist (ex-Guardian) Ian Cobain”. But Sol Hughes was rather more relaxed about the revelation.

The now defunct Quilliam's links to the security services seemed pretty open when it was founded : Early staff included former Special Forces Captain Ed Jagger, and 'journalist' ‘James Brandon’ (not his real name) : Both now work in ‘Private Security/Intelligence’ companies”. And he can be relaxed because this was all exposed six years ago.

Nafeez Ahmed, in an article for Middle East Eye titled “The circus: How British intelligence primed both sides of the ‘terror war’”, confirms it. “The Quilliam Foundation was set-up by [Ed] Husain and Nawaz in 2008 with significant British government financial support”.

And why Quilliam might have been less than totally effective in its objectives is also spelt out. “Perhaps the biggest problem with Husain’s and Nawaz’s claim to expertise on terrorism was that they were never jihadists. Hizb ut-Tahrir is a non-violent movement for the establishment of a global ‘caliphate’ through social struggle, focusing on the need for political activism in the Muslim world. Whatever the demerits of this rigid political ideology, it had no relationship to the phenomenon of al-Qaeda terrorism”.

As for HT’s less peaceable offshoot, “When [Omar] Bakri [Mohammed] left HT and set-up al-Muhajiroun in 1996, according to John Loftus, a former US Army intelligence officer and Justice Department prosecutor, Bakri was immediately recruited by MI6 to facilitate Islamist activities in the Balkans”. Nafeed Ahmed’s conclusion? You’ll love this one.

If only we could round up the Quilliam and al-Muhajiroun fanatics together, shove them onto a boat, and send them all off cruising to the middle of nowhere, they could have all the fun they want ‘radicalising’ and ‘deradicalising’ each other to their hearts’ content. And we might get a little peace. And perhaps we could send their handlers with them, too”.

So it wasn’t such an explosive allegation after all. Quilliam was in bed with the spooks.

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Monday, 12 April 2021

Sun Haz Arrival Exclusive ISN’T

While the BBC learns the hard way that there are limits to the amount of Royal mourning viewers are prepared to stomach - the Corporation has been inundated with complaints about the wall-to-wall fawning over Phil The Greek’s passing - our free and fearless press has decided that their own readers want even more of it.

This is especially true when the opportunity presents itself to combine the grovelling with attacks on Haz and Megs for their heinous crime of talking to Oprah Winfrey, while not giving exclusives to the tabs and, indeed, hitting them with a series of lawsuits.

It had occurred to those who scrabble around the dunghill that is Grubstreet that, with Phil having his send-off next Saturday, Harry would be arriving imminently so he could go through the obligatory quarantine. Following this maybe not so brilliant deduction, the Murdoch Sun declared an “Exclusive”. Although it turned out not to be.

The front page of “The People’s Paper” (yeah, right) proclaimed “Exclusive … Prince Is Back …Arrives in UK ahead of Duke’s funeral … DASH HARRY”. The allusion to a character played back in the 1950s by the late George Cole will soar over the heads of most Sun readers, showing just how out of touch “The People’s Paper” really is.

So what’s the “Exclusive”? “PRINCE Harry flew into Britain yesterday for the funeral of his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh … It is the first time he has been in Britain since Megxit - and Harry quarantined immediately so that he can bid farewell to Prince Philip on Saturday”. Then we get the quote from “an insider”, most likely made up by the Sun.

So how “Exclusive” is the Sun story? Well, not very exclusive at all, as one glance at the front page of the increasingly desperate and downmarket Telegraph shows. “Prince Harry is understood to have arrived in Britain from California yesterday in order to attend the funeral . His attendance at the service on Saturday will mark his first public appearance in the UK since stepping down as a working Royal”. The Daily Mail also had the story.

The inmates of the Northcliffe House bunker, as well as teasing a 1947 front page that never was - the use of colour was around four decades away in the future, and the Mail would never have used that size of banner headline in those days - have told readers “Harry flies in for funeral without Meghan … As Prince Harry arrived back in the UK - he will now go into quarantine ahead of Saturday’s funeral”.

And as the Mail had the news, so free sheet Metro, another Associated Newspapers title, had it too. “Prince Harry - whose TV interview with wife Meghan shook the Royals only last month - was said to have arrived back in the UK yesterday lunchtime. He is due to be reunited with brother Prince William as they walk behind their grandfather’s coffin”.

Heck, even the Daily Star gives Haz a front page mention. In any case, all that would be needed was for someone to check who boarded UK-bound flights at LAX. That would give them the best part of ten hours to check it out and get a story written. Which means the hacks at the Sun almost certainly did not have an exclusive on the news.

The Sun must be in a seriously desperate state right now. Just rejoice at that news.

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Sunday, 11 April 2021

Boris And A Funeral Invite

Not even the Royal Family is exempt from Covid-19 restrictions: when the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral service takes place next Saturday, no more than 30 people are allowed to attend, excluding pallbearers and clergy. No matter that St George’s Chapel, behind the walls of Windsor Castle, could in normal times hold several hundreds; rules are rules. So it will be very much a family affair; no politicians will be able to take advantage.

Prime Minister? That Johnson bugger? You're having a laugh

Well, not on the day: alleged Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson and his team of variously creative spinners have already nudged our free and fearless press into using the occasion to burnish his image. The line has been fed to the media that caring, considerate Bozo (as if) has Done The Right Thing and given up his seat.

This is what the 10 Downing Street spokesman has told waiting hacks: “As a result of the coronavirus regulations, only 30 people can attend the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh … The prime minister has throughout wanted to act in accordance with what is best for the royal household, and so to allow for as many family members as possible will not be attending the funeral on Saturday”. That’s very subtly done.

What the statement did NOT say was to answer the question as to whether Bozo had even been invited. Remember, Phil The Greek is not being given a state funeral. He has been extensively quoted as not wanting any fuss to be made over his send-off. But that has not stopped media reports spinning Bozo’s absence to his advantage.

So Sky News has toldBoris Johnson will not go to Prince Philip's funeral, and will instead give up his seat to allow another family member to attend”. Free sheet Metro has claimedThe UK prime minister is normally present at royal funerals, but Mr Johnson offered to step down as there are limited numbers of mourners at funerals amid the coronavirus pandemic”. But it’s not a state funeral. And other media outlets have gone further.

The Daily Brexit, still called the Express, has told readersBoris Johnson turns down invitation to Prince Philip's funeral so more family can attend … The Prime Minister was understood to have been expected to attend the ceremony for Philip by the royals, but offered to step aside”. The No 10 statement did not mention an invitation.

This didn’t deter the increasingly desperate and downmarket Telegraph: “No 10 said last night that Boris Johnson had offered to stand aside to let an additional member of the Royal Family attend the funeral under the current guidelines”. The clear inference is that Bozo had been invited, even though the Downing Street statement didn’t say that.

The Murdoch Sunday Times also claimed “Boris Johnson, who was to have attended, will stand aside so that a member of the Royal Family can be there in his place”. But, again, the statement put out by Bozo’s team doesn’t say whether he was actually invited.

He may have been invited; that is not being disputed. But once again, we see a largely compliant press taking a statement from his gang, taking the hint, and deciding to spin it in his favour. A Royal death becomes an opportunity to cast Bozo as the hero of the hour.

He may go down as the worst Prime Minister in history. But not in the Tory press.

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Saturday, 10 April 2021

So Farewell Then Quilliam Foundation

While many in and around our free and fearless press had their attention diverted elsewhere, yesterday was an ideal time to bury bad, or merely inconvenient, news. And so it came to pass that Maajid Nawaz, still on the LBC roster of hosts, chose this moment to tell the world that the Quilliam Foundation was to close its doors for the last time.

Not only that, Nawaz, or someone on his behalf, has deleted almost all the contents of his Twitter feed, with one of the few items remaining telling “Due to the hardship of maintaining a non-profit during Covid lockdowns, we took the tough decision to close Quilliam down for good. This was finalised today. A huge thank you to all those who supported us over the years. We are now looking forward to a new post-covid future”.

On top of that, he later added “Due to the sad news today, I won’t be on [LBC] tomorrow. Instead, and understandably, they’ll be hosting wall to wall royal coverage, with presenters who know their royal beat”. But questions were already being asked as to how an organisation into which so much money had been poured was now apparently skint.

Deletion appears to be the name of the game, as Sunder Katwala observed: “Quilliam has immediately removed its website, deleted its Twitter feed and Facebook account. Mr Nawaz has deleted all of his past tweets too from his personal account. I do not know if the board made plans to make any resources, reports or past work accessible in any other forum”. It was all very sudden. Mehdi Hasan, meanwhile, had questions.

Question 1: where did the 3 million dollars or so that the SPLC in 2018 paid Quilliam and Nawaz go? Question 2: why has Nawaz deleted all his tweets including his recent series of tweets and retweets flirting with QAnon-style, pro-Trump election conspiracies?” It was, apparently, well north of $3 million. And it wasn’t the only monetary input.

Nafeez Ahmed asserted in a Byline Times article that “for most of the past decade, the Quilliam Foundation has been supported by pro-Trump Republican donors through whom it has received some $3 million of ‘dark money’”. Another $3 million! Also, a Quilliam staffer had signed a statement published by the far-right Gatestone Institute.

Meanwhile, Sajda Mughal had another question, on the subject of all those deletions. “Could this be down to the Dominion Voting Systems $1.3 billion law suit against those who disseminated false claims about the November 2020 presidential election being rigged?” Well, this blog has screen shotted a fair bit of Nawaz’ Twitter output, while Katwala has captured rather a lot more. It may be nothing; we will see.

And not everyone was sad to see Quilliam go. Ella Cockbain, who you can tell as she’s a doctor, reminded us “Shame these quacks never had the integrity to retract their abysmal ‘grooming gangs report’”. Talking of those who loved to quote from that - now discredited - work, Moazzam Begg had one lasting impression of Quilliam to share with us.

On this historic day, as we commemorate [the] demise of … the Quilliam Foundation, let’s recall the crowning achievement of this ‘counter extremism’ organisation. They put Tommy Robinson through their deradicalisation programme - and he came out even worse”.

Where did the money go? Why the sudden shut down? The questions won’t stop coming.

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Friday, 9 April 2021

Phil Brown Bread - Let’s Blame Meg

So Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Royal spouse, has passed just short of his hundredth birthday. A life notable as much for what it tells us of the retreat from monarchy across much of Europe, as the inevitable talk of duty and devotion, Philip was one of the now few survivors of those who served in World War 2.

Brian Kilmeade - with North and South flapping away

Sadly for the Royals, though, much of the talk today is not that Phil The Greek, as he was more often known (despite having to leave the country at rather a young age), had a decent innings, but is being taken up by self-appointed pundits not only making it all about Themselves Personally Now, but also trying to make it about the Duchess of Sussex.

After all, many in our free and fearless press used Phil being in hospital as a reason why Haz and Meg’s interview with Oprah should not have been aired. It was inevitable, with the certainty of night following day, that some of them would blame her for his demise.

Brutus Moriartus, this man is a bit of a crawler

Fortunately, former Screws and Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan was not one of them - well, not yet, anyway. He was merely pitching for a brown nose award. “RIP Prince Philip, 99. A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty & was an absolute rock of devoted support to Her Majesty, The Queen, as the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign. A very sad day for our country. Thank you, Sir”. Pass the sick bucket.

Mail Online, though, where Morgan is an “editor at large”, was already shaping up to kick the Sussexes, starting with “Will Harry and Meghan go back to the UK after Prince Philip's death?” and moving right along through “Prince Harry is coming back to the UK for Prince Philip’s funeral – but will Meghan?” to get rather adjacent to blaming Meg for it all.

How Prince Philip's last 12 months were marred by bitter fallout from Harry and Meghan's decision to quit 'the firm’”. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, who you can tell as she’s a doctor, tried to get the more partisan to desist: “the haters out with sharp knives. Prince Phillip died from old age not by #HarryandMeghan. Just stop the nonsense - ENOUGH. You can wish him #RIP, support #Meghan from blood hungry media & haters and still hold Monarchy accountable when wrong. It really isn't difficult”. But she was too late.

That was because the rodent-faced Brian Kilmeade, a breakfast show host at Fox News Channel (fair and balanced my arse), who knows that he works for anti-Royalist Rupert Murdoch but also knows how to chase ratings, went there and blamed the Sussexes.

As Bobby Lewis observed, “Brian Kilmeade connects the death of 99-year-old Prince Philip to Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Oprah interview: ‘If you factor in this, there are reports that he was enraged after the interview ... Here he is trying to recover, and then he gets hit with that’”. What reports would those be, O Not So Wise One?

But Kilmeade and his fellow FNC hosts know full well how the media works, and especially our free and fearless press. That was the green light for a campaign of blame: that Meg is heavily pregnant with her second child is not allowed to enter. They have already decided that She Done It, that she is fair game, and in any case they don’t care what she thinks.

The media is crap on both sides of the North Atlantic. But you knew that anyway.

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Piers Morgan Endorses White Supremacist

Former Screws and Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan chose to “break his silence” over his departure from ITV breakfast offering Good Morning Britain in a variety of ways, not least using the platform given him by Mail Online. But it is his choice of broadcast interviewer - Tucker Carlson - which is now coming under scrutiny, and attracting adverse comment.

And what's more, Ron

Carlson is one of the top rated hosts at Fox News Channel (fair and balanced my arse), and it was on FNC that Morgan appeared. This was not an isolated occurrence, as a quick perusal of Morgan’s Twitter back catalogue shows. He’s been a guest on Tucker Carlson Tonight, by his own admission, on several occasions since 2017.

Tucker Carlson - White Replacement Theory advocate

Why this matters, not just to Morgan but also Mail Online and GMB, is that Carlson is not merely a disinterested onlooker: he espouses a set of views that put him not just out there on the right, but into white supremacist, and indeed neo-Nazi territory.

This is part of what Carlson said on FNC yesterday, in what Nikki McCann Ramírez of Media Matters For America called a “passionate defense of ‘white replacement’ theory”: “I know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement’, if you suggest the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate … with new people, more obedient voters, from the Third World”.

You read that right. And there is more. “They become hysterical, but that’s what’s happening, actually. Let’s just say it, that’s true … On the most basic level, it’s a voting rights question. In a democracy, one person equals one vote. If you change the population, you dilute the political power of the people who live there [!]”. And more.

So every time they import a new voter, I become disenfranchised as a current voter. Everyone wants to make a racial issue out of it … no, this is a voting rights question. I have less political power because they’re importing a brand new electorate. Why should I sit back and take that? The power that I have as an American, guaranteed at birth, one man one vote, they’re diluting it. No, they’re not allowed to to that”. Incitement, too.

The Sleeping Giants Twitter feed mused “Not even sure what to say anymore. This week, Carlson trashed diversity programs, defended insurrectionists and now white replacement theory and not one Fox advertiser nor cable distributor will say or do a thing. What a depressing state of affairs". Mehdi Hasan also watched Carlson’s rant.

I’ve watched this a few times now and it’s sickening. The banality of white supremacy, if you will. And imagine saying this far right stuff on...Holocaust Memorial Day (!)”. Michael Edison Hayden of the Southern Poverty Law Center reminded us “What Tucker Carlson says here about whites being replaced by the ‘Third World’ lines up with what the New Zealand terrorist wrote in his 2019 manifesto. Society condemned that document and pushed it off the web. This we feed to millions every night”. Sadly, this is spot on.

It is yet another manifestation of the Murdoch mafiosi. Moreover, as Emma Kennedy pointed out, “Reminder: this is the man Piers Morgan chose to give an interview to”.

That is who Morgan is happy to endorse. A white supremacist. Principles? Morals?

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