Peter Preston blames Murdoch for a Eurosceptic public

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.

17 Responses to “Peter Preston blames Murdoch for a Eurosceptic public”


  1. 1 Martin Brumby 17/07/2011 at 8:13 pm

    The comments on Preston’s piffle are far more illuminating that the article. At present the Eurosceptics are winning by a landslide. Check ’em out before they mysteriously disappear.

  2. 2 Uncle Badger 17/07/2011 at 8:15 pm

    As the man said: ‘You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!’. Standby for a tsunami of Left wingery, the moment there is no one left to give voice to opposing points of view.

  3. 3 David Vance 17/07/2011 at 8:28 pm

    Removing choice, liberty and freedom – the left manifesto which Murdoch opposed. Now all in danger to delight of BBC/Guardian complex

  4. 4 Uncle Badger 17/07/2011 at 9:14 pm

    As he is too polite to mention it, David Vance has hit the nail squarely on the head over at Biased BBC, where he describes current events as ‘a very British coup’.

    I had used just that phrase to someone earlier today, seething with anger as this Leftist conspiracy unfolded with no more than a handful of protests from a few bloggers who (sorry) have only minute readerships.

  5. 5 Ross 17/07/2011 at 10:31 pm

    If Rupert Murdoch is responsible for Euroscepticism, then I bet Greece, Ireland and Portugal wish he’d owned more newspapers in their countries.

  6. 6 Edward 17/07/2011 at 11:39 pm

    The Socialist media has been a suppurating sore feeding off Britain for far too long, from, instilling diversity and the insidious multikulti, to fuelling the recent feckless student unrest and to a preposterous promotion of the EU and it’s conjunction with a totalitarian form of communism – dressed up as a federal Europe.
    The Marxism spouting luvvies have manipulated and imposed the will of a few twisted nutters [Milibands/Browns/Lucas et al] who actually spend time to read the arsewipe rag, [some also call the grauniad] upon the majority of people who live in these islands.

    Who can stop this bias and is it not time this propaganda wing of the Nu Scum party was halted itself?

  7. 7 permanentexpat 18/07/2011 at 12:37 am

    Thank goodness for History….which tells us that the sheeple eventually do wake up and, having discovered how they have been fooled,misled & robbed blind, exact terrible revenge..
    I hope that when the UK’s moment comes it will be no different.

  8. 8 Liz 18/07/2011 at 8:26 am

    I feel positively sick

  9. 9 Ian E 18/07/2011 at 8:54 am

    I was expecting satire rather than an accurate paraphrase of the GroanAid’s article! Dont forget – Big Brother knows best, so take the Red Pill and eat it!

  10. 10 Lynne 18/07/2011 at 10:29 am

    I’m a Eurosceptic who doesn’t read the dead tree press for years because it’s full of BS, bias and ‘sleb wibble. Let’s see Preston put forth a theory about that…

  11. 11 Lynne 18/07/2011 at 10:30 am

    Hasn’t, not doesn’t. Gah! That’ll teach me to proof read before I post.

  12. 12 harbinger 18/07/2011 at 11:19 am

    How did the Guardian know the day before it happened that Coulson was going to be arrested? Did they pay for the information?

  13. 13 Patrick Harris 18/07/2011 at 11:38 am

    Anyone who thinks that “hacking” and “paying the police” is/was confined to one newspaper and one police force, isn’t thinking at all.

  14. 14 jameshigham 18/07/2011 at 1:38 pm

    With all due respect, AM, that’s what comes of reading the Guardian. I don’t bother.

  15. 15 cosmic 18/07/2011 at 5:34 pm

    I suppose the Greek debt and Euro crisis complete with riots in Athens and multi-billion bailouts is all an invention of the wicked Murdoch as well.

  16. 16 Tacitus 11/08/2011 at 1:25 am

    Do not despair, any of you. The euro (the political token of servitude to the EU project) is on the brink of collapse, and when it does, the EU project will implode. This will probably happen in the next 3 months. It will happen in one of two ways, ‘bottom-up’ or ‘top-down’. ‘Bottom-up’ will occur when one of the many sub-prime euro nations finally defaults in such a way that the EU can no longer hide it. This will be followed by the default of a number of other sub-prime nations in quick succession, and the EU will be unable to bail them out. End of euro. The ‘top-down’ collapse may occur when the EU paymasters (France and Germany) are so over exposed to sub-prime debt from the billions they have lent the other EU failed states that their own credit ratings (now AAA) are threatend. When this happens, Germany will bail out very quickly (and sod the rest of you!) to preserve its rating. The French will also then bail out, but more reluctantly, because the love the whole EU happy-clappy land project. End of euro, end of EU and the nations of Europe will at last be free again. Oh happy day!

  17. 17 Derek M 11/08/2011 at 11:02 am

    There was a story floating about yesterday that France may loose its triple A rating because it can not afford it’s share of the bailout. That should cause a bit of bother if it happens.


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