I’m speaking at an event later this month (23rd Feb) on how the media needs to ‘expose the BNP‘.
The political and media consensus appears to be that the way to tackle the BNP is to meet it half way, by talking up tough anti-immigration measures and airing this racist partyâ€™s lies. This conventional wisdom must urgently be challenged.
And to reinforce that point, here is Simon Darby, deputy leader of the BNP:
Dealing with the press on a daily basis it is hard not to develop a healthy disrespect for the people who quite rightly can be blamed for the state this country is in today. However, certainly over the last year I am not the only one here at BNP Towers that has noticed a distinct thaw in the attitude towards us from some aspects of the media.
It has occurred to such an extent that the latest move by a small gaggle of z-list journalists to deliberately spike coverage concerning the BNP looks almost prehistoric. I used to worry about these things a few years ago, but now I welcome them safe in the knowledge that many within their own profession will find this sinister, clumsy or just plain comical.
Come and hear me (and others) listen. I’m going to be talking about strategies to tackle the media’s love of the BNP.
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