The scale of this dishonesty is staggering; to lie on this scale suggests a combination of blind faith and disregard for reality far beyond even the worst excesses of the Fourth Estate. Consider this paragraph – and the actual facts.
“Channel 4 have openly admitted to the programme being biased [not true] and says that they have no obligation – even as a taxpayer-funded [Channel 4 is not taxpayer-funded] public service broadcaster – to show balance until the restricted period for the election starts in May [it starts in March]. Not that balance is anything Channel 4 could be accused of, of course – they aren’t just funded by the UK taxpayer [they aren’t funded by the UK taxpayer at all], they’re also funded by the EU [they aren’t funded by the EU, either] and an active member of the European Broadcasting Union, the EU quango [the EBU has no connection to the EU] responsible for the farcical Eurovision Song Contest. Nor could you expect balance from RAW who are funded by Creative Europe [there is no evidence to back up this assertion], part of the EU Commission [Creative Europe is not part of an ‘EU Commission’, mainly because there is no such thing as an ‘EU Commission’]“. See also HERE and HERE.
And, as the man said, there’s more. It is claimed that “Channel 4 refused to let UKIP see this programme in advance”. The reality is that “Farage had been invited to watch it before it was broadcast and then to do an interview afterwards but he declined”. Anyone still reading is told “Channel 4 is part funded by the BBC television tax”, which it is not.
Both Channel 4 and the BBC are described as “liberal left wing to the core”, and readers are told that these organisations are home to “public school education [sic], Guardian reading vegans”, which will be news to all those who supply catering to them. Having dispensed its falsehood, the post concludes threateningly “Perhaps UKIP needs to extend its scrutiny of the BBC to Channel 4 when formulating policy on the TV licence and the future of state broadcasters”.
As Channel 4 is not a “state broadcaster”, that kind of threat is irrelevant, as UKIP is increasingly becoming, with its poll ratings steadily falling. What the Kippers’ propaganda arm will do when the General Election campaign turns serious, and it really does get dirty, can only be imagined. Perhaps Bloggers 4 UKIP will spontaneously combust under the combination of paranoia and prejudice.
Now that could be worth waiting for – unlike the content of its outbursts.
[UPDATE 19 February 0940 hours: as can be seen in the comments, one Stuart Parr, who is a councillor in the Telford area, has taken grave exception to this post and told me that an apology is required.
Sadly for him, the Bloggers 4 Ukip hatchet job which he cites is so laughably amateurish that there will be no apology, merely the sound of derisive laughter.
That post alleges that I am known to the Police – which would be news to both them, and me – then proceeds to further allege that I have been involved in stalking and harassment (both untrue, and equally defamatory), and alleges that I had a dispute with the editors of the Spectator magazine.
There is only one editor of the Spectator, Fraser Nelson, and he and I have never had a dispute.
But when Parr – I assume it is he behind the latest Bloggers 4 Ukip pack of lies – then uses David Icke’s website as a reliable citation, he really does sell the pass.
Stuart Parr can shove his demand for an apology. He would be better advised getting help for the advanced state of Euro-paranoia which he demonstrates. Zelo Street will continue to pass comment on the Kippers, whether they like it or not]