I was in London for most of last week, attending the legal appeal made by Tommy Robinson’s lawyers. (See all my reports at TommyTrial.com)
Before the trial go underway, I asked a clerk to check with a judge whether or not I could use my laptop in the court, and to “tweet” my comments live. And he said yes — and so I set up my laptop, I sat right beside Tommy’s solicitor Jon Carson, and I typed as fast as I could for the appeal.
According to Twitter analytics, I wrote more than 150 tweets from court, that were seen 5.7 million times in 12 hours!
There were about half a dozen other media in the court. But their hatred for Tommy eclipses their love of the facts and the news.
They just plain lied about him.
For example, the political correspondent for the Guardian newspaper tweeted that Tommy is “only appealing against the sentence.”
That was the original plan. But as Tommy’s lawyers learned that his treatment in court in Leeds violated many rules of criminal procedure, and that the judge had made many mistakes — they decided to appeal the conviction totally.
And this was evident within the first five minutes of the appeal. It was 80 to 90 per cent of what was discussed throughout the day.
When all of these working class Tommy supporters pointed out to his highness at the Guardian that he was wrong about this central fact of the whole appeal, he grudgingly admitted it, but he couldn't stop being insulting:
All credit for Mr Levant for reporting from court – not enough people do that these days – but I've just looked at the website he works for, and it's all a bit unsavoury.— Peter Walker (@peterwalker99) July 18, 2018
So this Guardian political editor, who was writing about the appeal, wasn’t actually in court for the appeal? Was it hard to find the court? I came all the way from Canada, not from across town.
Imagine what else the Guardian is lying about. But The Rebel is the "unsavoury" media outlet?
I'll show you more examples tonight, from Channel 4, a major broadcaster, and of course, on the BBC.
My friends, do you see why I went to London last week?
You just can’t trust a word the mainstream media says — not here in Canada, and not there in the UK...
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