I received an email last week from Andrew Edwards which raises this issue. An issue I have written on and which Del Young and I have been discussing on and off for the last 4 years. I reproduce Mr Edwards email below.
"Anti-immigration ally of Silvio Berlusconi says Breivik had 'some excellent ideas' - Daily Mail
Ex-Berlusconi minister defends Anders Behring Breivik - The Guardian
Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik emailed 'manifesto' to 250 British contacts -The Telegraph
Three headlines, three references to the related comments from Lega Nord MEP's, Mario Borghezio and Francesco Speroni. Yet not one mention, anywhere, of the fact that Nigel Farage MEP leader of UKIP is formally allied to these men within the EFD group of Europarl.
Why, it's almost as if there's a conspiracy to protect Farage??? Here in the UK this man speaks out against the politics of the BNP, yet in Brussels he and his cronies happily sit alongside people who make the BNP look positively liberal!
Yet not a peep from your newspapers. WHY???
Farage has issued a damage limitation statement calling for the Italian MEP's to apologise, but rather than asking them to apologise like good little boys, why isn't he informing them that he's breaking his formal alliance with the Lega Nord?
The reason of course is obvious - it would cost Farage money!
But why is the media aiding and abetting his ability to keep his current level of EU benefits? "
Mr Andrews rightly points to money as being Farage's motivation in this but why do the media not mention Farage's close links with these Italian racists?
The explanation in three letters is BNP, the favourite bogey man of our liberal elite and a designation Farage freely applies to those who oppose him in UKIP. To report Farage's links and financial symbiotic relations with Liga Nord would make it clear that UKIP's EU allies are not just as racist as the BNP but are considerably worse!
Think back to how often Farage has appeared on high profile BBC TV political programmes like Question Time.shows. Is it because of his intelligence, wit or political perception? Does he compare with other controversial QT non-mainstream figures like George Galloway, David Starkey, Melanie Philips, Simon Heffer, Peter Hitchen etc or of course the man whom Farage wants to be TV show and all Robert Kilroy Silk? Obviously not. Farage does not appoach the intelligence, verbal skill or political courage of the aforementioned. Do you think he could have gone into a US Senate committee kangaroo court like Galloway and win? So why is he on QT more often than most cabinet ministers?
The BBC charter requires it to give some airtime to minority parties including the right wing. The BBC is a left wing liberal elitist organisation. So how can they fulfil their mandate and further their political objectives. Easy! In the words of David Cameron portray UKIP as a group of Fruit Cakes and loonies and who better to do that than UKIP's leader N Farage who can always be relied upon to burnish that image with a bit of help from QT chairman and ex Bullingdon member Dimbledore. Farage smirks and thinks he is a great man and has done awfully well. Dimbledore smirks and knows the truth
There is another right wing UK political party with MEPs called the BNP. The BNP worry the BBC. They did invite their leader Griffin onto QT just the once before a London audience in which the North London Jewish community seemed to be very well represented. The choice of that locale and audience gives away the BBC agenda and fears. They could have put this on in Lancashire, the region Griffin is an MEP for, in a town like Blackburn, fellow Griffin QT panellist Jack Straw's constituency, or Bolton or across the Pennines in Huddersfield or Bradford with an audience containing many Muslims to boo and hiss Griifin but they instead chose London and the North London Jewish community to hurl abuse at Griffin. All they achieved was to offend the British sense of fair play and make the TV home audience feel a bit sorrow for Griffin.
The BBC hates the North of England, knows little of its culture and despises those who live there. Look at how many of their staff have refused to relocate to Salford! Much safer to stay in London. Does anyone know how many Jews work for the BBC and how many Muslims? For such a politically correct organisation as the BBC do not we, the licence payers, not have a right to know?
Farage suits the BBC agenda very well. He has in the words of the Civil Service mandarins been house trained or in le Carre spy terms been turned. The BBC has what Farage craves so he can be manipulated and controlled here in the UK by the political elite as easily as he is manipulated and controlled by the Eurocrats in Brussels.
That Mr Edwards is why the media will continue to 'protect' Farage. He is their tame, house trained right wing pussy cat. But if Farage is indentified in the UK media with the racist views of his EU Liga Nord allies then he is immediately exposed and the BBC etc have to start all over again finding and house training a more acceptable right wing face to maintain its pretence of 'balance'.