Friday, March 16, 2012

The hairy one's knickers get even further twisted

Our favourite Labour MEP, Hairy Moneyball is at it again, fulminating on how awful it is that UKIP - but more especially Nigel Farage gets press coverage.

Apart from the obvious point that as UKIP is rising across the polls again, and that by and large the Main stream press hardly cover UKIP at all she is just not happy.
The British media must be challenged as to why they give UKIP leader Nigel Farage so much attention, air time and column inches when UKIP members hold such vile views. While I believe in free speech speech, I do not find it acceptable for the media to promote a party which is so obviously on the right-wing political fringe.
I wonder what this tin pot wannabe dictator means when she uses the words 'Free speech'

I go with JS Mill,
"...there ought to exist the fullest liberty of professing and discussing, as a matter of ethical conviction, any doctrine, however immoral it may be considered."


CIngram said...

Ah yes, the 'you're free to say things I agree with' concept of free speech.

The press, like the rest of us, is supposedly free to represent our views and present our opinions as we wish, and to listen to and talk about the people and ideas we happen to have an interest in. Neither they nor we have to justify why we talk more about one thing than another.

And why are UKIP's views vile, may one ask? Unless of course you happen to be a EUphile with a distaste for personal liberty.

Curmudgeon said...

She's obviously a bit rattled, then.

john in cheshire said...

And what has Ms Honeyball ever done to help anyone?
I've never before heard of her; should I have?

Dick Puddlecote said...

Her blog is quite the mine of deluded and misinformed garbage, definitely worth the odd trawl to see what idiocy she is grunting at any particular time. Not someone who should be taken seriously though, it shows the abject quality of Labour candidates that she managed to get selected.

Budgie said...

Definition: vile = not statist.