The Guardian maintains that Khalid Masood “was known as a potential extremist in 2010” and elsewhere the same newspaper tells us that he “acted entirely alone for reasons that may never be known”. It really is difficult deduce the exact message the mainstream media is trying to get across. Nevertheless, while anything the daily drivel pumps out might be viewed with academic caution, there is at least news value in both stories that is worth at least a modicum of cognitive processing.
That is as good as it gets with our shoddy press, but it is, nevertheless, better than a particular article in the Independent under the headline, “Khalid Masood: How popular schoolboy became a mass murder who brought terror to Westminster”. “He was a very good sportsman, his mother was a Christian, he was an all-round nice guy”, and the drivel and dross goes on and on and Alice Williams, 59, landlady of the Rose and Crown pub tells us that “he would do The Telegraph crossword and would make intelligent conversation, but he was a bit of a racist.”
Now, the gullible glaikit goons get sort of personally involved and genuinely interested in this refuse. After all, for many, it must is real story, as they could know, or have known, a real landlady like Alice Williams and, hey, who doesn’t like to play the amateur psychiatrist? Yes, how could a popular schoolboy become a “mass murderer”?
What are we talking about here? We are talking about a man who “acted entirely alone for reasons that may never be known” and is responsible for four deaths and a few injuries and the real mass murderers? Well, alright there was Stalin and Hitler, Mao and Pol Pot ….but, do I hear that is history, as is Kissenger, Nixon, etc. and that the newspapers are about “news”. Alright, real news and real mass murderers and look no further than the British government supporting the Saudis in killing poor Yemenites and the killing of innocent men, women, and children all over the Middle East.
There we have it and we might even discover that the butcher Blair “was a very good sportsman”, whose “mother was a Christian, and that “he was an all-round nice guy”, or that the buffoon Boris Johnson “would do The Telegraph crossword and would make intelligent conversation, but he was a bit of a racist.”. But, now I am becoming even more implausible than the mediocre media that is forced upon us every day. After all, is anyone really going to believe that Boris Johnson could complete the Telegraph crossword and hold intelligent conversation?