The Telegraph are reported to be giving a platform to a BNP London Assembly Member via their user-generated content:
Richard Barnbrook, the British National party’s London Assembly member, has used a blog on the Daily Telegraph’s website to blame immigrants and their sons for knife and gun crime among young people in the capital after a spate of murders.
Under the headline “Blame the immigrants”, the posting on My Telegraph, a platform which allows readers to publish their own articles, Barnbrook claims the perpetrators are protected by a government eager to secure the “Ethnic Block-Vote” and says immigrants “will not be allowed to terrorise our kids any longer”.
The Telegraph are not alone in having user-generated content. The Guardian’s own Comment is Free sub-section provides readers with ample opportunity to publish their own views from, let’s put it mildly, a variety of political positions.
However, while Barnbrook is exploiting the facilities provided by The Telegraph to generate a blog, there is no evidence that The Telegraph editorial team actively solicited his opinions. Indeed, one wonders why The Guardian’s news desk even considered this a news story of worth.
The Guardian apparently has no moral objections to propagating the views of far right sectarians, as it actively solicits pieces by Muslim Brotherhood supporters such as Faisal Bodi, Anas Altikriti, Ismail Patel and Soumaya Ghannoushi. They even publish, on a regular basis, work by Azzam Tamimi, a Hamas’ “Special Envoy“ and wannabe suicide bomber.
“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” Matthew 7:3