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oldironside Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-11 08:02 AM
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Breivik a Daily Mail reader
The Telegraph has been ploughing through Breivik's plagiarised rant and discovered, apart from a desire to assassinate Gordon Brown (amongst many others) some rather unsurprising reading material.

Melanie Phillips, of the Daily Mail, is quoted at length, including an opinion piece about Labours immigration policy which is included in full.

Attacking the rise in immigration, she remarks: It was done to destroy for ever what it means to be culturally British and to put another 'multicultural' identity in its place.

He also cites an article by Jeremy Clarkson, the Top Gear presenter and Sunday Times columnist, about the flag of St George stating: This is the only country in the world where the national flag is deemed offensive.

Praising Clarksons Top Gear performances, Breivik adds: Discrediting national flags as signs of bigotry is happening all over the Western world.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-11 08:14 AM
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1. Mad Mel fits him perfectly
I wonder if the Telegraph was cited approvingly by him? They say he cited the Guardian ten times, but doesn't say whether he agreed with anything in it. Probably not.
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oldironside Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-11 08:35 AM
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2. Either way...
... I hardly think they'll use him in their advertising. Do you remember the campaign from the early 80s? Why read the Guardian?
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-11 07:17 AM
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3. Can't see him being a fan of Polly Toynbee or Gary Younge, myself.
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fedsron2us Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-11 02:35 PM
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4. I am old enough to remember when Melanie Phillips wrote for the Guardian
Edited on Tue Jul-26-11 03:09 PM by fedsron2us
To be honest I find the sudden rush by the left to suggest all right wingers admired by Breivik were responsible for inspiring his massacre just as dubious as the attempts by tabloids like the Mail to insinuate that Muslims who attended the same Mosque as the 7/7 bombers were in on the plot. It is quite possible that he is simply insane as his lawyer has suggested and that any cause could have set him off on a killing spree. /

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