Woke Mob Turns On Liberal Newspaper Demands It Shuts Down Over Articles That Are 100 Years Old
Many on the right saw this day coming as the mainstream media celebrated those on the far-left censoring and “canceling” right-wing outlets but, now the same mob has turned its sights on the mainstream media.
One of Britain’s flagship newspapers The Guardian is facing calls to shut down after thousand sign a petition calling for the newspapers to cease operating over its stance during the 19th century supporting the Confederate states during the American Civil War.
As much as this makes me chuckle it is downright scary.
Despite the Guardian being a huge supporter of Black Lives Matter a petition launched on change.org to the Independent Press Standards Organization has been signed by more than 12,000 people – growing by the hour – calling for the paper to shut down over its view on slavery during the 19th century.
The paper was founded in 1821 by John Edward Taylor, who made money off cotton plantation slavery. When he died in 1844, the paper continued to making money off slave backing cotton mill owners who paid to advertise in the paper.
In one instance, The Guardian had published an article that said working-class mill workers who went on strike because they refused to touch plantation cotton – in support of black American slaves – should be forced back to work and made slaves themselves.
In 2008, during Black History month The Guardian wrote a letter admitting and sort of apologizing that the paper in 1862 printed confederate material against Abraham Lincoln writing, “it was an evil day both for America and the world when he was chosen President of the United States.”
When Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, the paper wrote, “of his rule, we can never speak except as a series of acts abhorrent to every true notion of constitutional right and human liberty.”
In 2011, Guardian associate editor Martin Kettle wrote an apology for the newspaper stating that “support for the south was anything but unusual among liberal and progressive 1860s Britain.”
He also said what many conservative organizations that have been “canceled,” that their actions should be viewed through the historical context of the era:
“The Guardian’s stance on the US civil war was of its era.” — a privilege denied to the likes of Edward Colston, who, despite using his wealth to found hospitals, schools, and almshouses for the poor, had his statue violently torn down and will forever be remembered as nothing but a slave profiter.”
Let this be a lesson, if the mob deems you unworthy even liberal diehards at The Guardian do not have a chance.