Yep, I know the Mail is despicable, rabble rousing, racist, homophobic and all the rest, but I viewed with scepticism the claims here and elsewhere that the online version actively censored story comments. "Nobody could be that stupid!" I thought.
Then two things happened. The first was Richard Littlejohn's story about Mile End being a mono-cultural muslim no-go area.
Now, Littlejohn lives in a high-security gated community in Florida so I can excuse his ignorance, but when I posted a comment on the story that I live near Mile End, Mile End is full of pubs, nightclubs , a cinema, a university and a hospital and is most certainly NOT a "no-go" area, my comment didn't make it through. What does Littlejohn think happens? Does the tube driver announce "Mile Emd station! Muslims only alight here"?
It's their website, fair enough. They are entitled to print vile racist bollocks if they want.
But then this story appeared:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/a ... ge_id=1770
and the moderators of the Daily Mail online comments section allowed this post to be published:
"Having lived in South East London I can tell you that there is still a very high resentment against the perception of what led to Steven Lawrence's death.
Those of us who lived in the area at the time remain convinced that it was not a racially motivated killing.
That the centre was damaged is of no connection to racism. It is based in an area that is 90% black. Hardly likely that white youths would travel to that area at all, let alone to damage a building about something that happened years ago."
- Dr T Gibbons, London
Now, Stephen Lawrence bled to death after being chased by some white youths who shaouted "What, nigger!" at him and stabbing him. The murder was racist, there is no doubt.
Plus, Deptford's population is barely 53% black, according to the latest census.
I posted to rebut "Dr Gibbons" falsehoods.
So The Mail, for all their posturing in the Lawrence case, allow untruths to be published about the manner of Stephen Lawrence's death and the area in which it took place.
Two seperate articles in The Mail gave utterly false impressions on serious, inflammatory subjects.
Sorry for doubting you.
Keep up the good work.