Daily Mail firmly aligned with the far-right

August 20, 2010

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I first heard the news that seven HMRC employees had been sacked for racial discrimination via the BBC yesterday and I was curious to see how the Daily Mail covered the story. Not surprisingly they cover it in a way designed to invoke outrage against the ethnic minorities who were the victims of racism, rather than the seven employees sacked for being racist (a further two employees resigned immediately when the racism was discovered).

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The Express robs young Britons of common sense

August 19, 2010

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A Daily Express frontpage ‘article’ warns us that the job prospects of young Britons have been “blighted by a decade of mass immigration.” And guess what, it’s almost copied and pasted from a MigrationWatch briefing.

The Daily Star toilets

July 22, 2010

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A Daily Star 'article' claims that Rochdale Council has wasted 'taxpayers' money' on 'Muslim-only' public toilets, and that the 'community' are 'furious'.

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Everyday prejudice: The Nottingham Post and migration

July 3, 2010

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The Nottingham Post is, through the majority of its reporting, its embedded relationship with police and UKBA sources, and the platform it provides racist commenters, promoting an anti-migrant discourse.

Mike Buckingham: England team lost because a lack of racial purity

July 1, 2010

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Yesterday I had the misfortune of glancing at an open copy of the South Wales Argus and was met with the bearded face of someone I had never heard of: Mike Buckingham.

Migration Watch: Mythical challenges

June 22, 2010

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Much of the anti-immigration bias in mainstream media originates from right-wing 'think-tanks' like Migration Watch. The Civitas report below, written by an ex-member of Migration Watch's advisory council, sheds an interesting light on the group's (mis)use of statistics.

Are the PCC and NUJ doing enough to stop racist press?

June 21, 2010

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Given the amount of ongoing racism in the UK press, maybe it is time to remind the Press Complaints Commission and the National Union of Journalist, who ostensibly have strict rules against 'prejudicial' and 'pejorative' reporting, that they are not doing their job properly.

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Terre’Blanche’s murder and the British media’s ‘race war’

June 19, 2010

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The murder of white supremacist Eugene Terre'Blanche sparked a racist hysteria in British media, which warned of "an impending race war" ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

On a mission to keep the Gypsy ‘scum’ out

June 19, 2010

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Tabloids routinely portray Travellers and Gypsies in ways that increase the locals' dislike and hatred towards them and their way of life.

Playing the Gypsy ‘race card’

June 16, 2010

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The Con-Dem coalition has started an offensive against the most marginal and disadvantaged of all Britain's minorities, Gypsies and Travellers.

Reflections on the media, immigration and the election

June 16, 2010

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A member of South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group discusses the way that politicians and sections of the media have distorted issues around asylum and immigration.

Media fuel hate crimes against Muslims

June 16, 2010

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A new study on violence against Muslims in London found that hate-crimes against them are invariably motivated by a negative view of Muslims acquired from mainstream or right-wing media reports and commentaries that portray them as 'terrorists' and 'security threats'.

Brighton No Borders’s MailWatch series

June 12, 2010

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A series of articles by No Borders Brighton in late 2009 debunking migration-related stories (or lies, to be more accurate) in the Daily Mail, the self-styled "last bulwark against the tide of filth that is threatening to Engulf civilisation," i.e. those filthy foreigners wanting to steal our jobs, our homes and women.

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Britain’s full.. of crap press

June 12, 2010

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A common argument used by right-wing, racist press against immigration and migrants is that the country is 'full' and cannot cope with the 'flood' of immigration - which's total rubbish, of course.

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‘Scum of the Earth’

June 12, 2010

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An incredibly racist quote from the Dover Express in 1998, calling migrants 'scum of the earth' and 'human sewage'!

British press watchdog criticises racist blog

June 11, 2010

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For the first time it has censured a blog, the UK's Press Complaints Commission criticises right-wing Spectator columnist Rod Liddle for his racist take on crime in an online article, in which he claimed that "the overwhelming majority" of violent crime in London is committed by young Afro-Caribbean men.

Everyday racism in British newspapers

June 11, 2010

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Two pieces of research commissioned by the Commission for Racial Equality reveal widespread racism in everyday life at British newspapers. A rather superficial take on racism, but still quite shocking.

Racism and US mainstream media

June 11, 2010

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When it comes to fulfilling their 1978 pledge to integrate people of color into their staffs, most newspaper editors are moving slower than a Gutenberg press.

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Terrorist plots, Londonistan and Melanie-Phillipistan

June 11, 2010

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Here we go again. Another article by right-wing Dail Mail columnist Melanie Phillips jumping on the bandwagon of an alleged 'Islamic' terrorist plot and conflating Muslim, Islamic, Islamist, terrorist, Al-Qaeda and so on, in order to convince her readers that Britain has become a 'Londonistan', or a hub for 'Muslim terrorists'.