The peaceful rally that never happened
Up to 60,000 soccer supporters held a Rally in London last Saturday. Surely you heard about it? No? Hmm... I wonder why that would be? Not of interest to the broader public? Or was it simply because the participants were largely from the wrong demographic? Let's find out...
Below is a video clip of some coverage of the Rally from a small Canadian media outlet. I've cued it up at the point where a Persian chap who fled Iran during the revolution is talking about the similarities between Iran then and Britain now. The whole 6 minute clip is worth it just for this one valuable moment. But do watch the whole thing.
Later there's a revealing little chat with a BBC reporter who states that the Rally would be reported as being "far-right" if "people have labelled it as such". "People?" What "people"? Why should anyone care what these "people" think? What was the Rally in actuality? Ordinary non-journalistic types like me are left wondering: if PM Teresa May was labelled by "people" as a Cheese & Pineapple toasted sammie would the BBC report that or would they simply dismiss it as a silly allegation? That question will go into the BBC's "too hard" basket I think. Or perhaps I just don't understand the nuanced world of journalism.
Things are getting pretty bad when a multi-racial march against Islamic terrorism is either a) ignored by the media because there was no violence or b) dishonestly reported as something that it plainly was not.
What is going on here?