You don’t have to look very hard these days, to find examples of how the mainstream media can twist things to suit whatever narrative they are pushing at any particular moment in time.
Only yesterday for example, the Guardian newspaper published an article, in regard to the claim that Tommy Robinson has launched a public appeal to request that US President Donald Trump, grant him ‘Political Asylum’, because of fears that he may be murdered if sent to prison, after recently being convicted on a contempt charge.
The Guardian, as expected, goes with the headline ‘Tommy Robinson Begs Donald Trump to grant him political asylum in US’, and the journalist goes on to state in the article [in their usual smug and self-righteous manner] that Robinson also ‘alleges’ that ‘British Prisons are controlled by jihadi gangs’.
Upon reading that article, many people would come to the conclusion that Tommy Robinson, is somewhat delusional, and has plucked his claim out of the sky, with little to support it apart from his paranoia, [which is entirely understandable] if that article was taken at face value, which, if I had to guess, is its main and only intention.
So where would Tommy Robinson get the idea that British Prisons are filled with Islamist extremists, who would attempt to kill him should they be given the opportunity?
Apart from the evidence of his own most recent experience of entering the prison system that is?
“A review of Islamist extremism in prisons, probation and youth justice that was commissioned by the government in 2015 found it was a “growing problem”.
Perhaps it could have been from articles like this, published only last year, which the above quote was taken from, and were published in a number of newspapers, including the Guardian, and strangely enough, was written by the same journalist.
In 2015, Islamic Extremism was shown to be a ‘growing problem within British prisons’, and as no contrary reports have emerged in the mainstream media or elsewhere, since then, would it be fair to assume that this particular issue is still a cause for concern for people like Tommy Robinson – or for that matter, anybody who has publicly identified problems in this country, that the left-wing media are desperately trying to deflect the public’s attention from ?