Focus alert! Media thought-control ahead…

I’ve just received the article below from a friend. It shows how in Britain, an establishment line is established and any commentator/journalist who steps outside that line has a sign saying “Nutter” hung around his/her neck.

It’s important that we learn from this. Already, there are clear signs that the coming election is going to be presented as the old tussle between Orange and Green, with one lot as bad as the other. It’s not. The central question at the heart of the election is an economic one, not a constitutional one: how do we respond to a party which initiated and ran a ridiculous scheme which is set to cost the taxpayer half a billion pounds? Especially when that party denies, despite the fact that it was a scheme they created and ran, that they’ve done anything wrong.

There are other issues which Sinn Féin have listed – the Irish Language Act, LGBT rights, Red Sky, NAMA – none of which are Orange + Green. They definitely need to be addressed. But the electorate  – and that’s all of us – would do well to keep the Cash-for-Ash scheme at the centre of their thinking when they enter the polling booth some weeks from now. Because there’ll be every attempt to convince us that this is all a tedious old sectarian wrangle between unionists and nationalists. It is not. There will be efforts to convince us that ach sure, the two of them are to blame, one’s as bad as the other. Not so. The scheme that precipitated this crisis was a scheme begotten and nurtured by the DUP and the DUP alone. And because of their incompetence or worse, we the taxpayers will be told to pay for their actions.

It’s the RHI scandal, guys. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.  Meanwhile, here’s what happened to Paul Mason when he thought for himself…

 

Journalists are crucifying Paul Mason for exposing a painful truth about our media [TWEETS]

6 Responses to Focus alert! Media thought-control ahead…

  1. Patrick McDermott January 10, 2017 at 11:59 am #

    After reading article, why does Ruthie DE and most of her colleagues in the Indo spring to mind?

    • Ryan January 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm #

      “After reading article, why does Ruthie DE and most of her colleagues in the Indo spring to mind?”

      How dare you Patrick, poor Ruth has dedicated her whole life to the truth, and utterly impartial Journalism…………..

  2. Twinbrook Lad January 10, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

    Paul Mason is a journalist I have admired for a long time having been highly impressed with his ability to gauge current affairs with a historical context. If you need or want to know what’s really happening in the world, ask Jude or Mr Mason. (Although academics do mingle with journalists)

  3. Pointis January 10, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    We all knew this was going to happen! The DUP have never fought an election on any issue other that keep the Fenians out and reject the Lundies (in the form of UUP, Basil McCrea or any other Protestant with a free-thinking capability).

    Watch the bigotry being ratcheted up!

    We need to keep our eye on the money trail and who were the powerful interests milking the system!

  4. Mark January 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    I’d agree with an gaisun pol glas supra in respect of the worthwhileness of Paul Mason but, the media, and we saw it in the most recent US election and the Brexit referendum, the media do throw all their weight into protection of the status quo, however, people are waking up and, it might just be that the spin and tat is just ignored by the ordinary voter, hopefully, providing us with a coalition government which can, and will, do the job they’re all elected for, I shan’t hold my breath.

  5. Wolfe tone January 10, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

    I recall Paul Mason contemplating favourably about voting Brexit. Just saying.

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