BRITAIN’s Biggest Newspaper and The Daily Mail were both slammed yesterday after publishing a fake-news story about UKIP candidate Carl Benjamin, better known to his followers as ‘Sargon of Akkad’.
The two outlets reported that Carl had allegedly said it was ‘ok to rape young boys.’, The Mail broke the alleged story that is alleged to be a fake.
The Mail was accused of using ‘fabricating tweets’ to smear the UKIP candidate who’s running in the South West to become an MEP.
The story was also picked up by The Sun Online – one of Britain’s biggest online news outlets.
UKIP leader Gerard Batten hit back and said: “This is part of the MSM smear campaign.”
“These were fabricated tweets & it was proved at the time four years ago.”
“Either the Mail doesn’t care or they didn’t check. Carl will be suing the Mail.”
“The MSM must be worried about UKIP. Vote UKIP: 2nd & 23rd May.”
Responding to the claims, Carl took to Facebook and shared a post from someone who disagrees with his politics.
He wrote: “It is a high mark of integrity when even those who disagree with my politics call out the lies against me.”
“Thank you Tabloid Corrections, please keep up the good work while I sue the shit out of these liars.”
“The Sun has twisted comments he seemingly made in an online discussion about paedophilia and the age of consent.”
“He made a couple of controversial comments – some may feel he’s brought this press shit-storm on himself by doing so – but he didn’t say anything along the lines of “it’s OK to rape young boys”, which is what this sensationalist Sun headline reports.”
The page ‘Tabloid Corrections’ added: “I don’t like this guy and I disagree with pretty much everything he says, but to paint him as some kind of paedophile who condones rape is out of order.”