I know that local newspapers are struggling at the moment, but this is just shocking:
"Nick Griffin's organization has found a new way of spreading its election propaganda. The BNP are paying for advertising space on the websites of local newspapers. Many of these adverts consist of a large banner headline that stretches across the top of the front page above the newspaper's title."They make local newspaper websites look like a BNP publication, with the slogans of the extreme right-wing party dominating the page. Other formats include a simple BNP logo and a video box. Clicking on the adverts takes the reader via a link straight to the BNP's website. All titles noted so far belong to the giant 'Newsquest' group that owns hundreds of local newspapers across the country, and has 164 of what it calls 'local media brand websites'."
Now I'm generally against the no-platform policy. I think that the BNP should be allowed to show themselves up in their own good way and their own good time.
But where I draw the line is in actually taking money from these creeps.
I mean what do Newsquest think they are doing? Do they think that this will endear the majority of their readers to them?
And even if they've given up caring on that score, they could at least try and uphold their own damn policy:
Newsquest is committed to encouraging diversity throughout its workforce.Our mission is to publish market-leading newspapers which reflect the views of the communities they serve.To that end, our diversity programme encourages a workforce that reflects local demographics and provides equality and fairness for all who work for us.We are committed to:
- Encouraging diversity throughout our business
- Upholding our equal opportunities policies
- Monitoring progress in managing diversity
Ironically enough Newsquest were heavily praised last year for deciding to no longer accept adverts from the sex industry.
But while they no longer make money out of exploited and vulnerable women, they now seem more than happy to make money out of prejudice, hatred and fear.
Please make your complaint to the men at the top.