Just what was it that made the BBC sit up and think…James O’Brien, he’s the man the BBC needs?
Rabidly anti-Farage, anti-Brexit, anti-Right leaning Press, anti-Trump, anti-Tory…just the man for BBC Newsnight….a man who doesn’t have a clue what he is talking about and is so corrupt and dishonest he probably doesn’t care…..look at how he spins events in Rochdale and Rotherham [and so many other places] in his latest rant…
“Everything now is tribal and binary, absolutely everything, even rape allegations. That comes to its natural apotheosis with the grooming gangs in Rotherham.
“Somehow child abuse is more egregious when it is committed by a brown person than when it is committed by a white person. There’s a word for that.”
Ah yes….the problem is that those who had issues with Pakistani Muslims raping and abusing young white girls are racists for saying so….never mind that the inquiry said that it was these Pakistani Muslims who were the racists….the issue being that they chose their victims because they were white and non-Muslim….white trash as they defined them. They were the racists. The issue was….
“a deep-rooted problem of Pakistani-heritage perpetrators targeting young white girls”.
It’s a pity that James O’Brien doesn’t understand what was going on and why there was an issue with the men’s particular choice of target.
O’Brien then goes on to say that Trump is also a racist….really? On what evidence does he base that conclusion on? Oh, he wants to control immigration and thinks that the problem of Muslim terrorism might actually stem from Muslims and thus it might be sensible to rigorously check who comes into the America from countries of concern [as defined by Obama] which happen to be Muslim. And never mind that Clinton was just as hardcore on immigration and ‘wall building’….
4 October 2006
Last Friday, however, she did exactly that, joining Senate Republicans and the majority of her Democratic colleagues in voting for an ignominious piece of legislation known as the “Secure Fence Act of 2006.”
“I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in,” Clinton said “and I do think that you have to control your borders.”
“As president, I will not support driver’s licenses for undocumented people and will press for comprehensive immigration reform that deals with all of the issues around illegal immigration, including border security and fixing our broken system.”
In a 2003 interview with WABC radio in New York, she declared: “I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.”
James O’Brien gave a simple explanation for the lack of coverage of tax avoidance allegations, the avoiders own the newspapers.
The Paradise Papers purport to detail the tax affairs of some of the wealthiest people and companies on the planet.
They reportedly reveal the exploitation of offshore schemes to avoid tax.
James O’Brien said journalists would love to pursue tax avoidance stories but they also liked being paid and, when your boss is avoiding tax, push comes to shove.
He said: “Everything now is tribal and binary, absolutely everything, even rape allegations. That comes to its natural apotheosis with the grooming gangs in Rotherham.
“Somehow child abuse is more egregious when it is committed by a brown person than when it is committed by a white person. There’s a word for that.
“Then we come back to Britain where he have voted to undertake Brexit in large part at the behest of non-domiciled billionaires like Lord Ashcroft and the two brothers who own the Telegraph, who have their own Channel Island. They also own the Ritz.
“Then you’ve got the owner of the Daily Mail who inherited his non-domicile status from his own father. This is incredible.
“And if you’re wondering why there are so few journalists covering this stuff, the answer is really, really simple.
“We’ve got bills to pay, we’ve got mortgages to pay. We can’t go after our pay masters, in a way that many journalists would like to.
“And why can’t we? Because they actually own this stuff. They own publishing companies, polling companies and newspapers.”
Here’s the hypocrisy…he says the owners of the media suppress talk of tax avoidance…and yet here he is talking about tax avoidance…and the papers he speaks of are full of stories on tax avoidance. He ironically complained that the right-wing Press are attacking the Elites and yet he says they won’t attack them because they are the Elite themselves.
Any thought that O’Brien doesn’t have a clue what he is on about and just rants on based upon what he thinks will go down well with his new chums at the Guardian and the BBC regardless of truth, facts, accuracy, impartiality and honesty?