Folks, whether it’s in the US or here in Europe, the Leftist media is in the tank.
Finnish MTV3 conducted a televised political debate last night, with leaders participating from all the top political parties fielding candidates for next week’s municipal elections in Finland. In what seemed to be just another boring point-counterpoint trade off between the candidates and the moderators of the debate, quickly turned into a heated exchange concerning the supposed “racism” of some of the candidates running for the Perussuomalainen party (True Finns).
First create a strawman, then knock it down
The Swedish People’s Party leader, Stefan Wallin (RKP), as well as both MTV3 moderators, Timo Haapala and Matti Maunu must have had a mutual understanding before the event, or at least it appeared as much, since they waited until the very end of the debate to bring it up. What started the heated exchange (rare in Finnish politics) was a question directed to Stefan Wallin, Chairman of the Swedish People’s Party (RKP), concerning a couple of PS candidates involvement in “racism”, bringing up the Astrid Thors interview where she made the same baseless claims.
Walin said: “Astrid Thors had valid reasons to be worried, she has been moving around Helsinki and has become aware of things that got her worried. A lot of cruel things had been said and would Timo Soini condemn the statements made by these persons.”
Timo Soini: “The PS party does not hate anybody, and take the view that anyone coming to Finland should intergrate themselves, obey its laws, work, pay the same taxes and enjoy the same benefits as everyone else. It’s only natural that people get upset when they are waiting in line for a long time for an apt., and someone else (a foreigner) gets a head of the line priveledge, of course people will get angry and bitter. These issues shoudl be openly talked about, and that’s what the PS has done. The candidates have been placed and the people decide who they will vote for, and we do not hate immigrants, we also have immigrants as candidates.”
But that’s not what Walin was referring to, Soini was soon to find out.
Haapola: But lets first take a look at one of the PS’s candidates from Turku, Jiri Keronen (who has commented here at the TT), we have been looking at his blog. Keronon defend the right to be critical against Islam, with the following words: people have the right to say I hate niggers, kikes and ruskies because it’s their own free expression.”
Matti Maunu: “And he said that people have the right keep a Nazi flag on their patios.”
Not all is what it seems to be
Remember folks, this is the media, do you really think they got it right? Really? Now, what appears to be at first glance an open and shut case of intolerance and hateful rhetoric by a political candidate running for office, is actually something cherry picked from a philospohical discussion on the irrational, illogical actions of a supposed moral society.