Britain Will Never Be Free Until The Daily Mail and The Sun are Destroyed
This is my view.
Britain’s right wing tabloid newspapers control the temperature of public debate.
In America, you have fox news with the likes of Glenn Beck and Tucker Carlson. In Britain, we have the Daily Mail and The Sun.
As we have come to appreciate over the years, Fox News has never cared about the facts or nuance when reporting the news and its British equivalent is no different at all.
And what’s interesting here is that Fox News and The Sun are owned by the same individual: Rupert Murdoch.
The Daily Mail was established by Alfred Harmsworth, (later to become Lord Rothermere) in 1896.
Its raison d’etre was the preservation of the interests of the upper class. This was evident in its support of the Boer war, when Britain went to war with the Dutch over control of the rich resources in South Africa at the end of the nineteenth century.
This newspaper was also responsible for the very first anti-immigration campaign in Britain’s history, when its efforts were directed to demonizing Chinese migrants to the United Kingdom in what was known as the Yellow Peril.
But the most sordid episode in its entire existence was its full unequivocal support for the fascist regimes of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
In an article titled What Europe Owes Mussolini, Lord Rothermere went out of his way to praise the Italian Fascist for his leadership and the work that he had done in crushing communism in Hungary and Italy’s occupation of Corfu, Greece.
This was also replicated when Rothermere went to interview Hitler shortly after he got into power. In his leader articles, he expressed full support for the German people in plumping for Herr Hitler and his policies.
We shouldn’t also forget the extraordinary language that was used to describe the Yugoslavians, Czechoslovakians and Romanians back then:
Crude, barbaric races.
So why am I writing about this?
The reason why I am bringing this up is to show that Britain’s biggest tabloid does have quite a bit of form (well…