Europlastics – Giving it to Telegraph readers straight

The best way to counter misrepresentation and falsehood is to present the facts.  Online readers of the Telegraph’s latest ludicrous ‘prop up the Tories’ editorial have been treated to some facts this morning by The Boiling Frog and yours truly.

It is all well and good using our blogs to tell people the reality – and with increasing visitor numbers our message is reaching more people. But when compared to the huge readership of the Telegraph site we cannot hope to challenge the propaganda anywhere near as much as we need to.  So we need to make use of the comments sections, when they are provided, and give it to readers straight. Presenting facts in a robust and responsible manner will ensure more people question what they are being told and perhaps look deeper to uncover the reality for themselves.


What are you waiting for dear reader? Away to the Telegraph site and firmly but politely give it to them straight.

10 Responses to “Europlastics – Giving it to Telegraph readers straight”


  1. 1 maureen gannon 11/09/2011 at 2:01 pm

    http://www.tellthetelegraph.co.uk/

    Telegraph forum join up and spread the word,

  2. 2 BJ 11/09/2011 at 2:29 pm

    AM I’m trying to add my comment to the Telegraph piece and can’t – advice please.

  3. 3 Autonomous Mind 11/09/2011 at 2:34 pm

    Have you registered to comment? If you have a Twitter account or Facebook account you can sign in using those. Or just register with the Telegraph using this link:

    https://auth.telegraph.co.uk/sam-ui/registration.htm?logintype=communities&redirectTo=http%3A%2F%2Fmy.telegraph.co.uk%2F%3Fnl%3Dtrue%26variant%3D1

    If you have registered do check your email for an authentication link that you will need to click.

  4. 4 BJ 11/09/2011 at 2:42 pm

    Sorted AM – ta

  5. 5 Mock The Left (@MockTheLeft) 11/09/2011 at 5:52 pm

    Need to get more people to scribble on the comments sections and not just the bloody Failygraph either.

  6. 6 TheBoilingFrog 11/09/2011 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks as always for the link AM, I was also, this morning, half way through a blogpost on the Telegraph’s piece but had to leave it for lack of time.

    You’re absolutely right though, plugging away at the comments on papers is another weapon in our armoury.

  7. 7 Julian Williams in Pembrokeshire 12/09/2011 at 1:34 am

    BM – I used to have a lot of trouble registering on the DT site. It used to say hello to me and know I had logged in but refuse to open a comment box. This all changed after I registered with Discus. I find with Discus I can go onto several MSM sites and start writing without logging on each time. Also when someone comments on my comment I get an email telling me.

  8. 8 Julian Williams in Pembrokeshire 12/09/2011 at 1:53 am

    AM wrote : “So we need to make use of the comments sections, when they are provided, and give it to readers straight. Presenting facts in a robust and responsible manner will ensure more people question what they are being told and perhaps look deeper to uncover the reality for themselves”.

    There are other ways to increase your fire power in comments

    1. When you google news choose the “by date” tab. The latest stories are at the top of the list. If you get into a comment string at the beginning you will get lots of approval points. Often the most popular posts are automatically put to the top, so more readers read your comment.

    2. Get our new jargon words into your comments. For instance “Europlastics” or “faux sceptics”. These words need to get into the collective consciousness, and comments sections are a good place to start.

    We need to feed these words into the language of debate. If we can orchestrate the language that the debate is conducted in we have an advantage over our opponents. We need to distinguish our philosophy from their new meanings for sceptic, and we have to keep that clear blue water between us and the Europlastics. They have a strategy to muddy it, so they steal and muddy our words, we want to clear it again so we invent the language that keeps the distinction between us and them fresh.

    The people who join in the blogs are exactly the right group to spread our new words; they are active conversationalists interested in the same topics we are intersted in. They will very quickly pick up our language (and through our language our concepts) and spread them for us.

  9. 9 don wreford 12/09/2011 at 3:18 am

    I thought at the inception of the Amalgamation of the Euro idea, is a hedge against say the Asian region power base and the amalgamation of the Canadian, American, and Mexican of the Northern Alliance of power, have I got this wrong? and in time the same for South America and Africa, whats going on? is this the problem squidlings? and rivalry.


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