The negative propaganda of the Guardian
|Hugh Muir: Guardian's diary editor|
On the 27th April I wrote in the paper (Guardian 27th April 2014: Nigel Farage is a phoney. Scrutinise him and he'll crumble.) and on this Blog (Negative rhetoric from the media reaches new low), a comment criticising the way in which media coverage of British politics, particularly in respect of Farage and UKIP has degenerated into a rather poor copy of the American media where negativity and personality assassination is the driving force and order of the day, rather than any consideration of policy.
I do not support UKIP and consequently would never vote for them, but this “Article” by Hugh Muir in today's Guardian (Wednesday 30th April 2014) vividly demonstrates how the media are fixated on the perceived “threat” of UKIP and will use all means of propaganda to persuade people to vote for any party other than UKIP. This is a similar thought process as used by the “Vote No” side in the Scottish referendum campaign and frankly is an insult to the intelligence of the British public.
This Hugh Muir article headlines with “10 good reasons not to vote for UKIP” but contains nothing other than more negative smears and unsubstantiated nonsense masquerading as “reasoned political argument”.
When it comes to coverage of UKIP and Farage, it seems that the media are more concerned with promoting fear in the minds of the voters than allowing truth to get in the way of the smear.