Extinction Rebellion blockade the Murdoch Press in the UK because climate reporting is supposed to be one-sided
After thirty years of saturation media on climate change, XR realize there is absolutely nothing new they could say that hasn’t already been said 4,000 times. So they attack the newspapers that put forward a few opposing views among the wall-to-wall propaganda.This helps keep the compliant newspapers in line.
So any self respecting editor ought be asking: If Extinction Rebellion aren’t blocking us, what are we doing wrong?
Pity the poor newsagents and delivery boys and girls who lost money so XR could do grand-standing camping, blocking trucks and newspapers from getting out.
More than 100 protesters used vehicles and bamboo lock-ons to block roads outside the printing works at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, and Knowsley, near Liverpool. By Saturday morning, police said some 63 people had been arrested.
The presses print the Rupert Murdoch-owned News UK’s titles including The Sun, The Times, The Sun on Sunday and The Sunday Times, as well as The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, and the London Evening Standard.
If only they had evidence instead of bamboo sticks?
The police were there to protect the protestors right to damage other people?
Hypocrisy is everywhere.
Ian Austin of The Telegraph commented “on the Hertfordshire Police’s pathetic response. “
What a disgrace it is to see the force’s assistant chief constable saying they were “working to facilitate the rights of both the protesters and those affected by their presence”. What on earth does that mean?
People can protest all they like but the police have a duty to keep roads open, allow people to go to work and newspapers to be published.