I’ve been to the UK four times now to cover Tommy Robinson’s trials. I’ve tried to be a counter-weight to the bias and the outright lies told by the mainstream media there.
In fact, the British media have come to hate me almost as much as they hate Tommy himself. They glare at me when they see me in court — because they know they won’t be able to get away with things like they used to, because now the British people will be able to get the other side of the story.
They’re very careful what they say around me — because they know I’m on to them.
But here’s what happened this week, at the Old Bailey:
As you know, I didn’t just come by myself this time. I brought along four other reporters from around the world, from different media organizations, to do some honest reporting. Reporters from Canada, the United States and even Australia.
And the British media didn’t recognize them, like they recognize me.
So they let their guard down.
They spoke candidly in a way that they don’t when I’m around — and one of our real reporters overheard them. He was sitting just inches away from him — but they assumed he was like them. They assumed he hated Tommy, and wanted to stab him in the back like they were going to do.
And so these British reporters said — out loud — how they were going to fake the news that day, including how they were going to lie about how many Tommy Robinson supporters were there.
And they also said they had pre-judged Tommy — and had already convicted him in their own minds. Before the trial had even happened!
Don’t take it from me — take it from the real reporter who was sitting right next to them, astounded by this extreme bias. Take a look:
That’s Andrew Lawton, one of the four real reporters we brought in to provide an antidote to the poison from the British media. That report by Andrew made the whole thing worthwhile, don’t you think?
In addition to Andrew’s work, the other journalists who came provided a refreshing change — actual journalism, fair and balanced reports, by Cassandra Fairbanks from the U.S., and Candice Malcolm of the True North Initiative.
And here's Avi Yemini, who flew all the way from Australia:
I had lunch with Tommy the day after the trial, before I headed back to Canada. He told me he didn’t realize how important having those four real reporters would be.
I agree. Do you agree, too?
If you do, please help me cover their costs.
Our budget was $17,000 Canadian, or about £10,000. We’re still getting some receipts from the journalists, like cab fare and airport parking. I’ve asked them all to be very economical, and they all flew on economy class airfare.
If you haven’t had a chance to contribute yet, please do — dollar for dollar, I think it’s one of the most effective things we’ve ever done. VISIT RealReporters.uk to support this independent journalism.
Thanks for your help. I hope to do it again for Tommy’s next hearing.
And instead of bringing in four more reporters, maybe we can bring in ten!
P.S. We didn’t pay these reporters a fee. We didn’t have any editorial control over their work. We just covered their economy class airfare, a 3-star hotel room, cab fare, airport parking and £100 each for incidentals.
If you can help me cover that, I’d be grateful — please click here.