Saturday 30 August 2008

MSM: Some Victims Really Do Have It Coming...

Back in May, I noted the MSM's 'impartial' reporting on this trial verdict.

Now, with the sentencing, they are at it again:
Habib Khan, 50, was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter after a jury heard he had been tormented for years by his neighbour over a planning dispute.
Reading around, there's a hell of a lot of evidence released at trial that both families were not averse to a little 'tormenting' there. And like nearly all neighbour feuds, it originally started over a boundary dispute.
In a separate incident, Mr Brown's son, Ashley Barker, was wounded by a wheelbrace.
This was a feud that had a certain amount of '6 of 1, half a dozen of the other' about it. But you'd never know that from the reporting...

In fact, Mr Brown did not even start the dispute as a 'BNP activist' - he became one after requesting the help of his local BNP councillor on the boundary dispute matter.

A better sentencing tariff and some less 'right on' reporting would have taken the wind out of the BNP's sails and prevented them for being able to claim favouritism to a minority in their publicity. As they have now done:
Speaking outside the court, Stoke-on-Trent BNP members slammed the sentence, which they said did not reflect the severity of the crime.

BNP Councillor Michael Coleman said the court case was an example of "liberal politics going on".

He criticised Staffordshire Police for "going softly on ethnic minorities" and being hard with "the indigenous population of this island."
It's going to be very, very difficult for the average man in the street (sorry, Chichester District Council!) to disagree with that, isn't it?


Anonymous said...

"Mr Brown's son, Ashley Barker"

Why is that in situations like these, the "families" involved ALWAYS consist of people all with different surnames?

Anonymous said...

Yup, it's pretty much your average underclass neighbour dispute.

The fact that the man killed became a BNP activist after the dispute started has gifted the MSM with a whole other narrative to wheel out...

Anonymous said...

I like the bit that says Ashley Barker was 'wounded by a wheelbrace'.

Damn delinquent wheelbraces eh? Always wounding people without any human agency involved at all.

Reminds me of Dalrymple's interview with a murderer. 'The knife went in deeper' says the crim. 'You mean you stabbed him really hard' says our hero.

Anonymous said...

Lol! I hadn'r read that Dalrymple quote before.

He's very good, isn't he?

Anonymous said...

Lol! I hadn't read that Dalrymple quote before.

He's very good, isn't he?

Anonymous said...

He is remarkable. Reading his stuff in City Journal has probably done more than anything else in changing the way I look at things, or at least in crystallising the things I knew to be mistaken but couldn't face. Honourable mention to Laban as well.

Re the quote I attributed to Dalrymple above, I can't find it in that form (though I'd still swear that it's written in that fashion somewhere). The article from which it springs (get me) is linked below.

It's well worth reading through his City Journal archive. Warning, you'll be reading it for hours and banging your head repeatedly against the wall.