Monday, March 25, 2013

UKIP Agent Reports 'Mission Accomplished'

Clearly, another crude attempt to smear the legacy parties as sleazy, money-grabbing trash.

Journalists Thought They Were The Wife Not The Other Women

Really, I can't get too excited about the whole post-Leveson thing. Yes, it's an outrageous act of governmental thuggery, on the other hand, the MSM's been perfectly happy to help the government shred plenty of other rights, just as long as it wasn't their ox being gored.

 Take the whole 'hate speech' thing. The very same people in the press who are now sermonising about the vital importance of a free press were the ones who helped throw free speech under the bus. Ditto, freedom of association, freedom of religion and free trade. Pre-Levenson one of the few certainties was that wherever there was a jackboot stamping on the face of a citizen, there would be MSM journalists there to report that it was a far-right, extremist face that didn't even recycle its rubbish properly.

Just as long as journalists thought they were fellow insiders, they were happy to pal around with politicians, sniggering at the Ford-driving classes. Now the MSM has found out that the pols just aren't that into them and suddenly they want us to believe they're Voltaire reborn.

Honestly, it's enough to make Monica Lewinsky look dignified.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Feeding Crocodiles Still Not Working

I've changed my mind. I used to think Tory MPs were useless because they were sleazy and gutless, but I now realise it may be that they are just plain retarded:
I have enormous respect for the police. But this has knocked my confidence in the police and made me wonder whether there are certain elements for whom political correctness has become too much of a driving force.
And these people accuse the conservative base of being out of touch? Still, at least now he's awake, he's got his head in the game, right?
The 50-year-old MP for East Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea yesterday said he would be demanding an explanation from Sussex Chief Constable Martin Richards.
Yeah, that'll teach him. Surely Comrade Richards will tremble as he realises that he has awoken a sleeping giant and filled him with a mild sense of dissatisfaction?

It gets better:
During the investigation, which is likely to have cost taxpayers up to £100,000, Mr Loughton’s staff were also interviewed and hours were spent trawling through archives for evidence before it was abruptly dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service last month.
Tough luck if you thought you'd written to your MP in confidence! More to the point, how can I put this? Even if you think what Billy might have said to Bob should be a matter for law enforcement, that hardly justifies them trawling Billy's letters to Brian and Brenda.

By the way: uniformed thugs stormed the office of an elected official, intimidated his staff and seized correspondence. Isn't that the stuff Amnesia Intentional and the rest of the Umanrites lobby used to complain about?

Put that way, demanding an explanation doesn't really cut it. In fact, it's the perfect example of why voting Tory is the real wasted vote. You vote Labour, you get witch hunts against anyone who refuses to drink the kool aid, you vote Tory, you get the same but with mild expressions of disagreement from useless timeservers like Loughton.