Farage on Carl Benjamin/UKIP

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Nigel Farage about UKIP and Carl Benjamin / Sargon of Akkad (itv News)

UKIP has tried to use "Tommy Robinson" & "Sargon of Akkad" to boost their profile. The move seems to have destroyed any mainstream legitemacy UKIP had. Farage's Brexit party that launched a month ago will likely eat UKIP's lunch in the upcoming MEP elections.

 

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subroutine's picture

what a fkn crook

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Are either of you going to acknowledge the ridiculously, over-the-top yellow journalism regarding Sargon? I mean, yes of course I wouldn't expect anything less, but why do they have to lie and misrepresent to discredit him and his party? 

 

I've come to see that there is a community that follows socalled YouTube stars and then the majority of everyone else has no fucking clue who they are. JBP is supposed to be a big hit but outside of YouTube most people I encounter have no idea who he is or have some one dimensional, low-resolution notion of who he is. YouTube is its own, insular thing - I don't think it reflects the rest of society and I suspect that the YouTube and mainstream social arenas are becoming increasingly incomprehensible to each other. So you might see the discrediting of UKIP and Sargon in the MSM and then also see an upset of some kind in the voting because folks aren't aware of how fractured these theatres and the people who use them truly are now.

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Carl Benjamin is a shitbag & is being treated as such in the UK media. They're not lying about him, they're just attacking him - just as he wanted & expected. It's helping his career. He doesn't gaf about politics or anything else he whines about. It's all just a way to promote himself.

 

He's built a career for himself by latching onto topics, beginning with Gamergate, moving through SJW bollucks & now free speech, Muslims & whatever else is trending. When he goes too far, rather than admit it he just doubles down & whines some more about free speech, bias, "the establishment", censorship, or whatever.

 

People like him suck what they can out of controversial topics & convert them into revenue. They don't have anything real to contribute. He admits he has no policy & yet he wants to run as an MEP - he has no chance of getting elected, he's just using the platform.

 

Can you give any evidence of him being lied about in the media?

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Yeah just a sec let me get off the can and I'll embed a video here where it's pretty blatant. And I agree with what you have written above which is why I make the point that it's not necessary to lie about the dude and call him a pedophile. That's messed up. Honestly I think he's running to push his message about a No Deal brexit exit to a larger audience.

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The frankenstein quote in that Daily Mail article is pretty bad. It's a misquote but only on a technicality & doesn't really change the essence of what he said. If it's actually a lie he should be able to win a libel suit, no?

 

They didn't call him a paedophile. They quote him saying it's okay to fuck kids, which he did. That he agrees with the age of consent because some kids would be exploited if it was lowered is a separate issue.

 

It's hypocritical to play the victim & claim others are misrepresenting things considering who he is though. He's made a career from sensationalising & misrepresenting things. His BS makes UK tabloid editors blush.

 

This joining forces between a struggling UKIP and this ambitious shitlord may have backfired on both of them. Carl's Youtube has been demonetized & UKIP lost 75% of their seats in local elections recently. The MEP & general election will show whether UKIP is completely dead or not.

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