Quick one via Small Dead Animals

A Muslim activist group with links to the Muslim Brotherhood has asked the British government to restrict the way the British media reports about Muslims and Islam.

No big deal there, typical.  OK, the British government told them to eff off, no, in the same way it told Argentina to eff off?

Lord Justice Leveson expressed sympathy for Bunglawala’s plea and said that any government regulation of the British media would have to extend to the Internet and include blogs, so as to ensure a “level playing field” between print and online media.

Lord Hunt, the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, a self-regulatory body which deals with complaints about the editorial content of newspapers and magazines, recently said he is looking into the idea of regulating bloggers and online publications. According to him, “at the moment, it [the Internet] is like the Wild West out there. We need to appoint a sheriff.”

Lord Hunt would invite bloggers on current affairs to voluntarily agree to regulation. They would receive a seal-of-approval rating.

Excuse me?

[Remiss of me – this was H/T Chuckles]

14 comments for “Quick one via Small Dead Animals

  1. February 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    These morons can’t regulate the internet. They’ve got to understand how it works first.

  2. February 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    This is going on at a global level – the same request, in different words, has been made to the UN. Effectively, they want criticism of Islam made a crime.

    Fuck that, not to put too fine a point on it.

    • February 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      With cherries on top….

  3. February 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm
    • February 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Shall attend to it now, Jeremy.

      • February 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

        Think that’s right.

  4. john in cheshire
    February 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Oh my God, these bloody muslims and their dhimmi running dogs are never satisfied. And won’t be until we are fully subordinated and our opinions about muslims and islam are outlawed.

  5. February 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Source story: Stonegate Institute

    http://www.stonegateinstitute.org/2822/british-muslims-negative-reporting-islam

    Written submission to Leveson where it is argued that even reporting that somebody is Muslim may be restricted if that knowledge causes people to take a negative view.

    http://iengage.org.uk/images/stories/levesoninquiry311011.pdf

    • February 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      Not that there’s an ongoing trial with a media blackout at – say – Liverpool Crown Court that seems to have taken that to heart already, hmmm?

  6. February 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Okay, I just had to have a rant about this over at mine.

    • February 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Remiss of me – this was H/T Chuckles

  7. Warwick
    February 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve got a voodoo doll in the shape of a noted religious figure. Let’s see if it works…….

  8. DerekP
    February 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    “Lord Justice Leveson expressed sympathy for Bunglawala’s plea…”

    Why exactly is the Lord Justice sympathetic to supression of the truth?

  9. Dr Evil
    February 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    This really made my blood boil. Lord Hunt (rhymes with?) can just eff off. I hope all bloggers host in the US and are protected by their first amendment to their constitution. As for Muslims…….just admit that Islam is a violent and extremist code for living. Oh dear, I think I might be locked up by the medioa watchdog. what don’t these Nazis understand by free speech and opinion?

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