Look at the inscription above the Old Bailey. ‘Defend the Children of the poor & punish the wrongdoer’
Quite ironic then that they are continuing the persecution of Tommy there on the 27th.
Tommy has spent the last 10 years highlighting the rape, persecution and cover up by the establishment of those poor children it speaks of! Support Tommy on the 27th at the Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7EH. 10.30am 👊
Thursday, 16 August 2018
“WHAT A LOT OF TOMMY ROT”: How “change.org” earnt thousands on the back of Tommy Robinson’s jailing recently – Private Eye
Change.org, Issue 1476
WHEN the appeal court released Tommy Robinson from prison, the social justice warriors at Change.org must have been almost as jubilant as the Anglo-American far right.Change.org calls itself “the world’s platform for change”, but it seems just as keen as Facebook to use fake news to generate revenue: the 631,000 people who signed its “Theresa May MP: Free Tommy Robinson” petition produced tens of thousands of pounds for the right-on Silicon Valley hipsters.
“Tommy Robinson,” it began, “has been arrested and jailed for reporting on Muslim grooming gangs.” No: he was jailed for breaking a court order of the type regularly imposed by judges to protect fair trials. The appeal court did not overturn the verdict because it was a dictatorial suppression of free speech – it said the case should be reheard because of a “muddle over the nature of the contempt being considered”.
Finally, the petition asserted Robinson had been jailed because he had informed “the public of all the wrongs committed in the name of Allah”. Change.org’s guidelines ban petitions that “attack or malign an entire class of people” because of their religion. But it had compelling and profitable reasons to ignore its rules. Like all petitions on its site, the Robinson one concluded with a jolly appeal to signatories to hand over their dosh: “You’re a hero. Help this petition reach its signature goal! Every £25 will advertise this petition to 833 extra people.”
Meanwhile, posing as the brave dissident “reporting on issues that our mainstream media are too afraid to speak of” has brought Robinson five-figure donations from American right-wingers. The publicity his stunt generated has driven viewers to his videos on the Rebel Media site and given him a cut of the revenue generated by the traffic, while the 853,300 people who have been drawn to his Facebook page can be, and are, tapped for donations. Fear not: if fake news about Robinson leads to trouble on the streets and attacks on British Muslims, Change.org will be happy to help you protest with a petition.
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NOOKS & CORNERS
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