Monday, May 30, 2011

Misleading headlines

A lot of people when they read the newspapers in the dead tree press and online will simply skim the headlines and only read what they want too. Headline writers know this and will attempt to grab peoples attention by making the headline punchy or relevant to their viewers.
Occasionally though they'll get it wrong or deliberately misleading.

Blackpool Gazette.
Charlene focus of quiet peace vigil
Now this has to do with Charlene Downes who went missing in Blackpool after allegedly being groomed by a paedophile gang and then murdered and her body fed into a mincing machine to be sold as kebabs.
save only that this "peace vigil" had nothing to do with Charlene save in the abstract that the vigil was about opposing those who were calling for justice for Charlene.
ANTI-FASCISM protesters today mounted a “peace vigil” as the English Defence League (EDL) demonstrated close by on Blackpool Promenade.
The different protests were keptmore than a mile apart by police who mounted a huge security operation to ensure public safety.
While the larger EDL rally was held near south pier, the smaller anti-fascism rally gathered on the headland by central pier.
Weyman Bennett, national secretary for Unite Against Fascism (UAF), said: “We’re here because we believe these organisations are exploiting a tragedy to politically profit and we want to make it clear we reject racism and fascism and anyone who tries to divide our society.
“At a time of economic crisis we do not want to see right wing groups attacking people.
There were 8 arrests that day, mostly to do with drunk and disorderly, no-one was attacked, no violence and the march was about justice, not racism (Islam is not a race) nor fascism the EDL aren't fascist nor are they right wing for that matter, the EDL is not a political party, nor is it a political organisation, it classifies itself as a Human Rights Organisation. It has no political ideology at all and campaigns only against Islamification and unfettered immigration. Whilst the cause of, and answer to, Islamification and unfettered immigration is political, so is the cause and answer to high fuel prices and food prices yet the motoring organisations and charities campaigning against those aren’t given left/right wing political labels.
So the UAF were simply there to oppose the EDL, not support Charlene in any way shape or form. In fact I'd take this further and state that the UAF by opposing a protest over Charlene Downes and Islamic paedophile grooming gangs run out of Blackpool's take away shops have  sided with the paedophile networks in the area.

Daily Mail.
At least 60 schoolgirls were groomed for sex by workers at seedy takeaways linked to the murder of a 14-year-old girl.
Children as young as 11 were targeted by mainly Asian staff at fast food outlets in Blackpool. They were offered food, alcohol and cigarettes in return for sexual favours.
An unpublicised police report produced after 14-year-old Charlene Downes vanished in 2003 found the girls, most if not all white, had been victims of the ‘honey pot’ premises. There were claims last night that the report was suppressed for reasons of political correctness.
By opposing the protest this is what the morally bankrupt left wing UAF were standing in support of.
Just when you think socialists and communists can't sink any lower...

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