Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hey, You Know Who's Just Like Hitler?

People who refuse to pander to the absurd delusions of prats who think they're actually ubermensch, that's who:
Journalist Nick Robinson has likened the behaviour of Boris Johnson to a 'dictator' for broadcasting directly to the public on social media.
Presumably, as opposed to democratically-elected politicians, who are famously camera shy and communicate via mime.

Plus: you know who else had a dog, right? 

Of course, there's a reason for all this girly hysteria:
The former BBC political editor, currently a host of Radio 4's Today programme, called the Prime Minister's social media use a 'form of propaganda' and said it was undemocratic to avoid proper scrutiny by journalists.
...And, seriously, how could we do without groundbreaking analysis like comparing everyone you don't like to Hitler?

More to the point though, who does this prat think he is anyway? How did he become the Scrutineer In Chief? Is there some kind of Shaolin Temple for MSM drones? Did he beat the previous Scutineer in single combat?

Meanwhile, back in the real world, 'Freedom of the Press' is short for 'Freedom of the Use of the Printing Press'. It means anyone is free to print whatever they want with no requirement to seek some kind of publishing license from a Department of Approved Publishers....

 ....In other words, in so far as it guarantees the right of any citizen to publish what they want, it means the literal opposite of establishing some kind of super elite order of certified journaljismers, with special press freedoms no one else gets.

Nick Robinson can demand the PM invite him in for a meeting. So can Bob Smith, of 22 Acacia Avenue. Neither have the right to be granted a meeting.

Which is the whole point right there. We now have a MSM that's genuinely believes they're some kind of modern equivalent of the Samurai - wimpy, entitled Samurai admittedly - a cult of uber citizens with special rights, above and beyond the common rabble. They're utterly detached from real life, and proud of it. All that's happened now is that the penny has finally dropped with the conservative movement. Someone's finally run the figures and worked out that rather than pander to a bunch of elitists weirdoes, representing about six postcodes in north London, it's far better to reach out to actual, normal people.

I don't know how good Bob Smith is at the whole 'scrutiny' thing, but he's surely more in touch with reality than narcissistic prats like Nick Robinson.

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