Wednesday, January 04, 2017

If It Wasn't For Double Standards, Liberals Would Have No Standards At All...

The Guardian carries an article from a liberal sulking about Milo's massive one.

I mean his advance, you weirdos.

They want to give his publisher the whole 'nice company you got 'ere, be a shame if something 'appened to it' treatment, but they seem kind of vague on who exactly Milo is:
During Yiannopoulos’s tenure at Breitbart – where he’s told gay people to “get back in the closet” and women to “log off” the internet – he has amassed more than 1 million followers on Facebook.
Yes, if there's one thing Milo stands for, it's opposition to flaming homos. At this point, you can't help but feel a strange respect for the honesty of celebrity weirdo Perez Hilton who filed his story about Milo under the label 'icky icky poo'. At least he didn't even pretend to have a point (other than 'I hate the right'). Meanwhile, the left's Brains Trust has to resort to arguments like this:
Why? Because rhetoric like his – which targets racial, religious and cultural minorities – invites discrimination. It arguably encourages people such as Omar Mateen and Dylann Roof to think of entire groups of people as less than human.
Yes, indeed. The right must be silenced otherwise they might encourage somebody, somewhere to do something at some point in the future. Just on first principles, it seems a little broad.... even if you don't think that some other book might have been a little more directly involved in motivating Omar Mateen to shoot up a gay club. But the humbuggery is even more blatant than that.

On the very same day as the Milo post, the Guardian ran with a softball interview with the father of the left's latest baby seal, Mohammed Yaqub.

Yep, this guy.  Needless to say, very little of the Mail's background material makes it in to the interview. Instead we get stuff like this:
The grieving father of a man who was fatally shot by police in West Yorkshire has said his family are heartbroken and questioned whether armed officers planned to “assassinate” his son.
So for those of you keeping score at home, calling Leslie Jones 'barely literate' and Melissa McCarthy 'fat' and 'ugly' - also known in Saneville as 'reporting stuff' - is inflammatory, but pushing insane conspiracy theories gets you the soft soap treatment at the Guardian.

It's not like they distance themselves from this nutcase either. Au contrair, they refer to him as 'a well-known and respected businessman' even after he's given up on all but the most perfunctory attempt at plausible deniability thing:
He said: “Look at the case in London, [Mark] Duggan – look how many protests they had to take to get answers. If it’s a peaceful protest there’s nothing wrong with that, as long as it’s peaceful.”
Except they weren't peaceful then and aren't now, so y'know... it turns out that the same paper that wants to prevent the right from writing about terrible movies on the grounds that their reviews may provoke mass murder has no problem giving house room to deranged conspiracy theories and barely disguised calls for mob violence.

1 comment:

JuliaM said...

'...the left's latest baby seal, Mohammed Yaqub.'

Or Yassar Yaqub if you're the BBC, who unaccountably seem to want to not mention the full name. Can't imagine why...