For decades, the Daily Mail has been pointing at people they don’t like and shouting:
WOLF! WOLF! IT’S A FUCKING WOLF! GET YOUR PITCHFORKS OUT AND FORK THE BASTARD!
They’ve also been pointing at people they do like – people who are often considerably more vicious than wolves - and shouting:
KITTEN! KITTEN! IT’S A FLUFFY...
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Boris Johnson recently referred to Muslim women in niqabs as 'bank robbers'. As it’s the summer break, this story could roll on for weeks. This would probably be appropriate, if the press was doing a good job holding him to account.
Instead, we’re getting this:
And what a week it was!
A week in which Boris Johnson kicked up a stink! A week in which the right-wing press smelled Johnson's stink and decided to rub themselves in it! And a week in which the country really started to smell!
But what else happened?
Let's look back and see:
Centrists plan to overthrow Corbyn by miraculously...
Boris Johnson is manoeuvring to become the next prime minister. His plan involves rallying the UKIP/scumbag vote by playing to their fear of Muslims. This divided the Tories into two main camps:
Those who think Johnson is a racist scumbag.
Those who agree he’s racist, but don’t mind because they are too.
This put the...
When Boris Johnson said women in burkas look like “bank robbers”, there was a backlash. A few days later, it became clear who the real victims were: middle-aged white people who write newspaper columns bashing Muslims.
The columnist Tod Piddle had this to say:
There’s a real hostile environment in this country. I was...
It’s perfectly possible to criticise face veils without being racist. But instead of doing that, Boris Johnson decided to say the women wearing them look like 'bank robbers' and “letter boxes”. People thought this was racist because:
It was said by a man with a history of making racist comments.
It was said at a time when...
Boris Johnson – who has frequently been accused of ‘acting’ like a cunt – is in the headlines again. The difference this time is he’s been accused of acting like a massive cunt.
Johnson is refusing to apologise for his behaviour. Not because he disagrees with the accusation. Simply because being a massive cunt is what pays...
Despite their previous coups all failing, the Labour centrists are allegedly planning to topple Corbyn again. There’s just one problem: nobody fucking wants them.
Oh, and several other problems, too - all of which we’ll get into now.
Things can only get better
To be fair, the Labour ‘moderates’ do have several things going...