Mail back Burley in attack on opening ceremony’s “absurdly unrealistic” mixed-race family

The Mail went all Aidan Burley last night with an unsubtle race-baiting attack on the Olympics opening ceremony, reports Shamik Das.

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The Mail went all Aidan Burley last night with an unsubtle race-baiting attack on the Olympics opening ceremony.

The paper said the Nazi party Tory MP was “right to point out on Twitter that it was a load of ‘leftie multicultural crap'”, hitting out at the “absurdly unrealistic” representation of a “mixed-race middle-class family in a detached new-build suburban home”, the “politically correct agenda in modern Britain” and the “multicultural equality agenda”.

Daily-FailThey then amended some of those offensive lines – within 20 minutes of the initial post – but not before freelance writer John Walker had screengrabbed the initial article.

Here are the original despicable paragraphs in full – printed by a national newspaper, in Britain, in 2012:

“It was the absurdly unrealistic scene – and indeed one that would spring from the kind of nonsensical targets and equality quotas we see in the NHS – showing a mixed-race middle-class family in a detached new-build suburban home, which was most symptomatic of the politically correct agenda in modern Britain.

“This was supposed to be a representation of modern life in England but it is likely to be a challenge for the organisers to find an educated white middle-aged mother and black father living together with a happy family in such a set-up.

“Almost, if not every, shot in the next sequence included an ethnic minority performer. The BBC presenter Hazel Irvine gushed about the importance of grime music (a form of awful electronic music popular among black youths) to east London. This multicultural equality agenda was so staged it was painful to watch.

And Conservative MP Aidan Burley was right to point out on Twitter that it was a load of ‘leftie multicultural c**p’. Yet predictably he has been castigated by Twitter’s Guadanista [sic] brigade.

“Unfortunately the kind of politically driven multiculturalism we saw last night is the kind of social engineering we have come to expect.”

Just. In. Credible. Just when you might think the Mail couldn’t possibly get any worse.

 


See also:

Wrong again: The Daily Mail claim wind farms change the weather 2 May 2012

“According to my tax breakdown, Daily Mail readers are the biggest scroungers” 20 Mar 2012

The Mail’s rent-a-rev called for gays to be tattooed with health warnings 27 Oct 2011

Coogan: “If the Daily Mail went to the wall tomorrow I’d be delighted” 13 Oct 2011

Exposed: The Mail-inspired Dispatches hatchet job on Blair 26 Sep 2011


 

As someone tweeted on Friday night in response to Burley’s outrage (and even more so in the case of the Mail given their history):

“Did you prefer the opening ceremony of the Berlin Olympics?”

 


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106 Responses to “Mail back Burley in attack on opening ceremony’s “absurdly unrealistic” mixed-race family”

  1. Mark.. what a scruff

    #Daily_Mail's initial piece defending #Burley was so politically incorrect had to be ditched last minute.Read it here http://t.co/kf4NAygv

  2. David Tomlinson

    #Daily_Mail's initial piece defending #Burley was so politically incorrect had to be ditched last minute.Read it here http://t.co/kf4NAygv

  3. Hitchin England

    Mail back Burley in attack on opening ceremony's "absurdly unrealistic" mixed-race family: http://t.co/M3Au4vfu by @ShamikDas

  4. Rover Rover

    The Daily Mail are obviously still better over choice of Dan Boyle over Leni Riefenstahl. http://t.co/9GGvFzsD #openingceremony

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