On Friday Channel 4 aired a documentary titled: Young, Angry and White. The documentary said if offered insight into the political ideas of a disaffected young man, let down by the established political parties, who was considering joining the BNP.
â€œYoung, Angry and Whiteâ€ showed the trained and experienced young racist Kieren in an extraordinarily positive light, allowing him unchallenged to insist on the â€œracial purityâ€ of his girlfriend, accuse his friend of â€œgenocideâ€ because he had a black girlfriend and was therefore guilty of â€œracial mixingâ€, and to introduce his masked, far-right associates, who spoke about the â€œfilth flooding through our streetsâ€ â€“ non-white people.
But was he some angry Tory voter who wanted to go further and vote BNP? No, he was actually the national organiser for the youth wing of the extreme right National Front.
The National Front website in fact loudly proclaims that a documentary would feature him. In fact it adds:
He is looking for a home in the BNP but is unsure that it represents his views. Having been a fervent nationalist from the age of 15, he is concerned that the BNP is losing its radical edge and selling out its racial policies.
So in fact he thinks the BNP is too moderate, while it looks like the programme is inferring he is becoming extreme after rejecting mainstream politics. That’s the opposite of what happened.
I don’t have a problem with C4 featuring such nutjobs but why hide the person’s background? Why not point out he is part of the National Front?
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