English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson would not give the BBC any comment following his release from jail this week. Nevertheless, rabid leftists are calling the BBC ‘a platform to the far-right’ because they had the audacity to allow supporters of Robinson on their airwaves.
BBC Radio 4 featured interviews with Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant and former Breitbart London editor Raheem Kassam following Robinson’s release. The thought police found it unacceptable that these men were treated with respect during their appearances and not shouted down with obscenities for deviating from the state-mandated consensus viewpoint.
#r4today did not even bother to push back on claims that Steve Bannon is a "Kennedy Democrat".
The legitimation of white supremacists and fascists who plan to interfere in our politics is a grave threat.
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) August 2, 2018
Just listening to @BBCr4today. Why is no other guest countering @RaheemKassam on Tommy Robinson? Why is he being allowed to make out he's a legal expert commenting on legal policy? Why wasn't he described as as involved with Breitbart? What on earth is going on?
— Adam Wagner (@AdamWagner1) August 2, 2018
Liberal media figures also accused the BBC, a state-run media platform renown for its liberal bias, of fueling the rise of popular British figures on the Right.
The BBC made Nigel Farage. He'd be nothing without them. And now the media is going to normalise the new far right of Steve Bannon and Tommy Robinson. https://t.co/WPeBi0da1x
— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) August 2, 2018
Puzzling to hear BBC Home Affairs Correspondent repeatedly referring to "Tommy" rather than "Tommy Robinson" on @bbc5live just after 11am. Not sure BBC usually adopts first name terms with people in this situation
— Jonathan Freedland (@Freedland) August 1, 2018
after days of talking anti-Semitism, why the fuck are TV/radio shows giving uncritical platforms to supporters of Tommy Robinson, who are literally neo-Nazis. you can't only claim to care about minorities when it's party political, the far-right is a real threat to our safety.
— Michael Segalov (@MikeSegalov) August 2, 2018
— Thomas Wintle (@thomaswintle1) August 2, 2018
Robinson was convicted for contempt of court after reporting on a case regarding Muslim child grooming gangs that was being ignored by the mainstream press and the British government. He immediately became a cult hero for British freedom following what was widely perceived as unjust kangaroo court proceedings to put him behind bars. A court ruled this week that the process ‘was flawed’ and made Robinson a free man.
Robinson will still have to attend a retrial in London and is barred from the Leeds crown court as apart of his bail conditions. Whether he is convicted or not, the legend has already been built. The whining crybaby leftists may hate the media coverage and beg for Orwellian censorship, but it will not matter. Robinson is already a British icon for standing up to Big Brother tyranny and will likely continue to grow in stature in the months and years to come.