The media controls our views on society and current affairs? The media will probably decide the general election result for us? We are (mostly) all lemmings to whatever the media tells us and don’t question the sound bites the media feed us? Discuss.
A bunch of guys wearing Chelsea shirts were filmed preventing a black guy boarding an underground train in Paris whilst chanting we are racists. I expect the guys are really sorry. Sorry for being recorded, I expect. They certainly will be when the media identifies them and the shit storm begins!Furthermore I would hazard a guess on a normal day, these guys pop on a shirt and hold down normal jobs and families. For some unknown reason when it’s football day (or perhaps 20 pints of Heineken day gets us closer to the reason) they seem to find it acceptable to behave link cunts! The populist media love a race story and although the guys chose race as their particular cuntism this week, had a pretty French girl in short skirt and vest-top boarded the train then I expect they would have hounded her with sexist abuse and the black guy would have had a reprieve. I expect a chorus of wolf-whistles and “get your tits out for the lads” wouldn’t have even caused the guy who recorded it to upload it to You Tube, or for that matter even record it on his phone. The media have blown up a huge race story and of course everyone is rightly disgusted about racism but is this really a racism story or something bigger but less “exciting” then race? The media say No and if anyone says otherwise then they are obviously a racist! So much for freedom of speech since the Paris attacks! They also have the football theme which sells even more papers and allows the media to start the whole football endemic in racism debates again. And we all just fall for it, without any question. We are like lemmings running to fall off whatever cliff the media deems we should. When you deconstruct this sorry little episode you see that football isn’t really a huge part of it. In the same way terrorists hide behind Islam, these idiots were hiding behind a Chelsea shirt. I could put on a Nottingham Forrest shirt and kill children it doesn’t make it a football issue. Football is doing more then most industries to stamp out racism and shouldn’t be tarred with these events because the morons were wearing a Chelsea shirt. And as for racism I expect these guys are far too uneducated to even know the first thing about race and how racism has become embedded in the World today. They just regurgitate a few choice racist words they have probably picked up in the populist media without any thought for what they mean or how they effect other people. I witnessed an ignorant old man in the doctors asking the receptionist for a doctor who wasn’t a “darky” . I didn’t have my camera recording to send to Sky News but I expect they wouldn’t have been interested as he fought in the war and is old and not wearing a football shirt so it’s OK! The big problem is men and women who are essentially normal 6 and a half days a week will have a big Saturday night blow out, or a football match, or a hen party or go to the horse races and suddenly under the influence of copious amounts of alcohol and a new found confidence with their mates suddenly think it’s acceptable to behave in a totally unacceptable way. I expect if you showed videos back to people on a Monday morning back in work they would be horrified with some of the things they said and did! Perhaps controversial, and I do understand racism as much more then skin colour, but I feel at times we band the word around too much. Perhaps even the media band it around just to increase circulation and to provoke further stories! Just a thought!
I wonder who the media decide we will vote for in the upcoming general election?
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