As Wails Turn to Squeals

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN These days you need the hide of an elephant if you share conservative leanings and voted for Brexit. At least, that is if you dare venture onto social media, where a frothing plethora of time-rich academics, students and librarians, BBC staffers, and other subsidised species of vote losers like to hang out in consoling packs and vent their fury by shutting down … Continue reading As Wails Turn to Squeals

Society of the Perpetually Offended

BY BEN PENSANT Unless you’ve been asleep for the last month you can’t fail to have noticed Stop Funding Hate breaking the internet after self-righteously hounding Paperchase and Pizza Hut for doing promotions with newspapers they don’t like. As a result, they’ve been recruiting new supporters daily, some of whom have even read up on the campaign, and SFH’s stated aim of political censorship-via-corporate blackmail. … Continue reading Society of the Perpetually Offended

Stop Funding Hate Censor & Suck

BY BEN PENSANT Every now and then a heart-warming example of human endeavour allows you to fleetingly forget the horror of being alive today. And my day was brightened by one such example last week when I read about the brave Dutchman who took on a supermarket chain over their micro-aggressive positioning of hate-filled newspapers where customers can see them. ‘Dear @waitrose, could you put … Continue reading Stop Funding Hate Censor & Suck

The Haters of Stop Funding Hate

BY SAM WHITE Under pressure from campaign group Stop Funding Hate, the Danish toy company Lego has publicly announced that it will no longer be working with the Daily Mail, a newspaper the campaign group alleges promotes “hatred, discrimination and demonisation.” Stop Funding Hate is claiming this as an emphatic victory, and continues to self-aggrandise and attack the profit mechanisms of other media establishments. If … Continue reading The Haters of Stop Funding Hate