Well well well. It seems like the British Mainstream Media truly knows no depths to which it is not appropriate to sink in search of dirty tales and the valuable clicks that they bring.
Tommy Robinson is a British activist-cum-journalist, now with Canada's Rebel Media. He has been involved with and subsequently left Nationalist groups like the British National Party (BNP) and the English Defence League. He left both groups, he has said, because of the overt racism of the members. Today, he is a journalist with Canada's RebelTV and a published author with an Amazon No.1 Best Seller, Mohammed's Koran.
Suffice to say, he doesn't like Islam very much. This makes Robinson a target for the left-wing press in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, Mr. Robinson and his family have experienced attention from the Police that most free-minded people would consider draconian at the very least.
The latest installment in Tommy Robinson Versus The Entire British Media, Political and Judicial Hegemony comes from the case of Darren Osborne, a man on trial for running down Muslims with a van outside Finsbury Park Mosque in London. One man died in the attack.
For reasons best known to themselves, The Independent has through-out the trial insinuated that Osborne was somehow radicalized by Tommy Robinson into committing terrorism. Although the two had never met, never spoken or otherwise communicated, the prosecution, in this case, has claimed that Robinson sent two messages to Osborne.
The Independent reported this with all the glee of a school-yard snitch.
The court has now heard Ms Osborne received two direct messages from Tommy Robinson.— Lizzie Dearden (@lizziedearden) January 23, 2018
One invited him to join a protest march after the Manchester attack and another was appealing for money allegedly for a lawyer pursuing the 'Justice for Chelsea' campaignhttps://t.co/bAIqSP58PQ
The case also includes testimony from Osborne's partner, claiming that he had been seen reading Robinson's tweets on Twitter. Prepare the fainting couch, I am having a funny moment. Tweets. On the internet. Have been read.
We have no report as to what these tweets were, but we can be sure that if Mr. Robinson said much more than boo to a goose on Twitter, he would be kicked off the site faster than you can say 'Milo Yiannopolous' haircut is getting out of control.' Yet, Robinson must be painted as Luton's own Nega-Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The far right must be made real, as terrible as Islamic extremism itself.
And so, the court was told that:
Tommy Robinson to Darren Osborne:— Lizzie Dearden (@lizziedearden) January 23, 2018
"Politicians have failed to take the necessary steps to keep us https://t.co/btkaSr0xGi has now been left to us, the ordinary people of the UK, to step up and say ‘no more’."
That certainly seems incriminating evidence. I'm sure that Prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC, prosecuting, would not deliberately mislead the court. He is a well respected Queen's Counsel with a stellar reputation. I don't know Robinson personally but I don't see him as the mastermind of a far-right terrorist network despite the best efforts of the Mainstream Media to paint him as one. I do have to query the relevance of bringing this non-evidence to light when it transpires the alleged messages that Osborne received from Robinson were automated emails sent through Robinsons RebelTV mailing list.
The two messages from Mr Robinson were automated emails sent out to a mailing list of subscribers to The Rebel website, and had been screengrabbed by Mr Osborne.— Lizzie Dearden (@lizziedearden) January 23, 2018
Yes, the lion's share of coverage of a major terrorism prosecution has been devoted to a mailing list. Congratulations, British media. Once again you look like incompetent fools. Unless the emails were themselves inciting violence against Muslims, they are irrelevant to the case. As they were sent out to no doubt hundreds if not thousands of recipients, surely Robinson himself would have been charged with a crime if these emails were not above board.
Nobody is under any compulsion to like or agree with Tommy Robinson. He does cut too close to the bone for some people. He should not be the victim of this manner of denigration in the Court when he has nothing whatsoever to do with the case.
The sad state of affairs is that instead of reporting the truth of the matter, The Independent has chosen to pursue a vendetta because Robinson criticises Islam. This is what the press is doing in the UK, using a crime in which an innocent man was murdered to smear another citizen whose only crime is disobedience to the dominant narrative.
I waiting to hear if it’s the Cps or the media who have endangered my life today with blatant lies https://t.co/0IJp77DQRT— Tommy Robinson 🇬🇧 (@TRobinsonNewEra) January 23, 2018
By 'eck, it makes you feel proud to be British, that does. Nothing is more in keeping with the spirit of Britain than a guy getting death threats from radical activists because the Police, the Courts and press are unable to put ideological differences aside in service of the truth.
Grow up and show some damned respect, the lot of you. This is not a game.