In London yesterday, thousands of people marched in the Day for Freedom event that culminated in public homilies and calls for courage within shouting distance of the Prime Minister’s home. The speakers came from all over the world and talked about the suppression of free speech and the dangers of Islamic ideology. Yet the British media has chosen to omit this event from the public square entirely; not a single word was spoken, nor the fact that the event took place has yet to be reported.
A full overview of the affair can be found here on Liberty Nation. It involved some of the most prominent right-wing speakers active in politics today. By anyone’s standards, this was a significant rally that took over London for the whole day.
Yet silence was the media response in the United Kingdom.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the nation’s broadcaster. If you own a television in the United Kingdom, you are legally obliged to pay a “license fee” (£150 every year, over $200) which goes directly to the BBC to fund its programming.
Should you not purchase the license, you can be fined £1000. If you fail to pay the fine, you will be sent to prison as scores of people have already discovered. This is the British people being forced to pay for their own propaganda with the threat of prison.
What a disgrace.
One would assume that as the BBC is the national broadcaster, that it would cover stories of interest to the British public. Yet not a single reference was made to the event.
By what rights does the BBC take the money of British citizens and then fail to do the job they have a government charter to fulfill?
Neither on its homepage, news page, event page, nor Twitter feed has a single mention been made of what is clearly a story worth telling. Therefore, one can only assume the BBC is attempting to silence the people and their message of this major happening on the streets of London. As such, it’s omission of this story, in many ways, proves beyond a reasonable doubt that an event touting free speech is necessary.
Other leading newspapers and news agencies were also dark on the matter. To find information on The Guardian (left-leaning), you need to use the search tool and are returned one article that focuses on counter-protestors. The Daily Mail (right-leaning) has no coverage. What does this tell us?
The fact that neither left nor right-leaning publications (including the BBC) are not covering such a monumental story can only be explained by government intervention and the dreaded “D Notice” which essentially shuts down all broadcasting and coverage of an event. It is a pernicious tool that benefits only the elite.
But voices are growing. Perhaps we do not even need national broadcasters anymore? When the majority of the population eventually marches against this tyranny, media silence will be irrelevant.