Every so often the Guardian’s ‘Comment we approve of is free and replies we don’t like are deleted‘ section throws up a real pearl of a piece. Today provides us one of those times as former Graun editor Peter Preston indulges his myopic Europhilia.
If you are masochistic you can read Preston’s rambling, incoherent nonsense in full. However, if you prefer to take in a mere summary of Preston’s ludicrous opinion, we have provided it below…
There’s lots of reasons why the people haven’t bought into our Guardian-BBC pro-EU agenda. But chief among them is the great satan, Rupert Murdoch.
Forget what the people think and what the people don’t like, we at the Guardian know Murdoch actively turned people against the EU and it was only because it suited his business interests.
But now we have managed to taint Murdoch with the smears about phone hacking, even though we still continued to associate ourselves with Rebekah Wade after she told Parliament her paper had paid the police for information, the biggest obstacle to us presenting the British people with completely biased, selective and distorted pro-EU news and information is about to be removed.
At last, politicians will be singing Ode to Joy openly in the streets of Westminster. The gold stars on fluttering blue can fly proudly across these isles. EU plans to tax us what it likes and erode any remaining semblence of democracy and political accountability can be carried without dissent. The glorious internationalism the Guardian has long advocated can come to fruition without the people being confused or agitated by Murdoch media telling the people the things we don’t want them to know.
Victory is at hand comrades. We at the Guardian might only sell a couple of hundred thousand copies of our paper, but with our broadcast arm at the BBC we can spin our views unmolested to millions. We have seen to it Murdoch won’t control Sky so we have no rival to our leftist narrative. And when Murdoch has been finished through our carefully thought out campaign, the millions of papers he sold will be no more.
Without Murdoch to give voice to the views of the people their opposition to our worldview will melt away. But at least we can talk about our true interests now, the Guardian’s interests, about fundamental choices in a tumultuous world, about not ducking and weaving from one front page to the next giving a damn about what the people think. We will tell them what to think.
There is no one left to challenge us. Our dream will soon be realised.