Selling Fascism

May 18th, 2009 § 1 comment

Via Adam Bienkov (aka ToryTroll), I’ve found that Newsquest, the parent company to pretty much all of my local newspapers, free and paid, weekly and daily, are now taking the fascist schilling.

The adverts are big banners across the top of the page completely dwarfing the title of the paper it is on…


After spending ten minutes looking at the sites of the Newsquest publications that serve my area, non turned up the BNP ad. Which is good.

As Adam notes…

Ironically enough Newsquest were heavily praised last year after deciding to no longer accept adverts from the sex industry.

But while they no longer make money out of exploited and vulnerable women, they now seem more than happy to make money out of prejudice, hatred and fear.

If you want to point out that maybe the carrying of the BNPs’ ads may not be quite compatible with Newsquests equality and fairness policy, and mission…

to publish market-leading newspapers which reflect the views of the communities they serve.

…can do so to the men in control

19/05 Update:
The ads have disappeared.

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