Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Outrage D'Jour

Via the comments over at B-BBC, we learn what our PC PCs really think of political opponents:
An-ex TV host wants compensation from police over an alleged hate incident for which he was never prosecuted...

The 65-year-old says despite the case being dropped, his name is on a "homophobic incidents register" and a rude e-mail was sent out about him.
First up, let's review the 'alleged hate incident':
Mr Page was arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after a pro-hunting speech he made in Frampton-on-Severn.

He said supporters of the traditional country way of life "should be given the same rights as blacks, Muslims and gays".

The Crown Prosecution did not proceed with the case because of insufficient evidence.
'Insufficient evidence' ? Well, that's technically true, but only in the sense that there's 'insufficient evidence' that the moon is made of green cheese.

See, this is how Liberals argue. They advance absurd charges, then when they're blown out of the water, they cite the charge itself as evidence of guilt.

Come to think of it, where are the usual suspects ? Liberals keep waxing pious about how even the most depraved have their fundemental human rights, so how about folks who've never even been charged with anything. Here it is: the police have been caught keeping secret lists of people whose only crime has been to hold unapproved views. How come Shami, Cherie and the rest of the Liberal deadbeats aren't on the case ?

Like we can't guess. Not that the whole 'human rights' thing is just an excuse for judicial activism though.

But that's not even the best of it. The same people who go to absurd lengths to avoid calling a spade a spade have no qualms about laughing along at the thought of their opponents dying:
The offending e-mail, regarding a trip Mr Page was making to Kenya, said: "Hopefully, he'll get eaten by a crocodile".

A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said: "In this specific case, the officer's choice of words is unfortunate.

"The statement made was meant in a light-hearted manner and was not intended to cause offence. We would like to apologise if this was the case."
Gosh, why would public servants expressing their desire for the death of political opponents cause offense ? It's a mystery alright.

Needless to say, the bar seems to be set a little higher here than in some other cases. So what was it that Robin Page said that was so inflammatory ? Ah yes:
He said supporters of the traditional country way of life "should be given the same rights as blacks, Muslims and gays".

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