Sacked Tory bigot generates as much media controversy as you’d expect

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Wilson Belshaw

The Tory adviser Roger Scruton indulged in some choice racism the other day – a move which saw him lose his position:

He’s previously shown himself to be homophobic:

The issue for the Tory Party seems to be that he’s a little bit too open about these opinions:

But how has the media responded given its recent dedication towards rooting out racism, antisemitism, and homophobia?

I’m just looking for the outrage and front page spreads now…

Hmm…

There doesn’t seem to be any…

Although I have found… err… this:

Love the Tories, Sometimes Hate Racism

This seems a little strange. The media has gone to town on any hint of racism in the Labour Party. It also had a lot of opinions about mainly Muslim parents protesting LGBTQI+ schooling.

So does the media actually care about these issues? Or were they just an excuse to bash Labour / Muslims?

We spoke to the Sun’s editor-in-chief to find out – one Toby Greasefingers:

The Sun has always stood against bigotry. Or stood near it, anyway. Sometimes it may have looked like we were standing behind it, but that’s just you looking at us from the wrong angle.

All in it together

For whatever reason, a man who works for the Tory government being openly bigoted isn’t as important as some random Twitter account who may or may not be a Labour member / bot doing the same thing.

Although, to be fair, a Tory being reprehensible is a bit of a ‘dog bites man’ story.

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