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FAKESTREAM FALLOUT: A New Movement Demands A New Media

SOME of the loudest boos at the Free Tommy march yesterday were reserved for the mainstream media.

Speaker after speaker rose to condemn the Fakestream for its lack of sincerity and obvious disregard for the truth. I have learnt in the last couple of years that the pursuit of the truth over and above any other consideration is the central calling of a journalist. It is the journalistic equivalent of the Hippocratic Oath. It is also the example Tommy Robinson has set and why I believe his political convictions compelled him to become a journalist.

Tommy was building that platform with Tommy Robinson Online and he clearly did not just use it to promote his personal political convictions. He used it to give a voice to the voiceless. If you don’t believe me then ask Tracy Blackwell who spoke so eloquently and movingly about her relationship with Tommy and how he has helped her in her pursuit of justice. We cannot allow this vision to be mothballed or stalled due to Tommy’s imprisonment and indeed I believe the only way the campaign to free Tommy will be successful is if it is driven forward.

Winning the culture war against the Fakestream is also a key to winning the political battles we are fighting. It is my continued belief that the Trump Presidency would never have happened were it not for the likes of Breitbart and Infowars fighting the good fight and winning. They both played a key role in weakening the American public trust in the Fakestream just sufficiently enough for them to give Trump a fair hearing. And when they heard his message unfiltered and untainted by bias an awful lot of them liked it.

Similarly, when the Fakestream lens is removed I think an awful lot of Britons would have a lot of time for the common sense patriotism espoused on these pages and elsewhere. Furthermore, a media platform is a place we can all meet and share in something we have in common. Indeed, this is very much what happened with InfoWars which I believe became a common meeting place for the disparate groups that came together to put The Donald in the Oval Office. It allows for an open dialogue to take place without any of us surrendering our own hats. Often after demos, we all get together in a pub and chit the chat and find out we have more in common with each other than we thought. So, if it helps, try and think of it as a virtual pub, admittedly without the alcohol that sometimes helps. We can all keep our own platforms if we want but we do urgently need that ONE and only ONE meeting place.

I am not going to say anymore. Instead, I really want to hear what you think about all this in comments. What do you suggest? I look forward to reading your replies.

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