To cement the belief that the British mainstream media is nothing more than a hate-fuelled brainwashing propaganda machine:
Look at the DAILY lambasting Meghan Markle gets in column inches, all the while Epstein’s best mate and in no other terms paedophile Prince Andrew has all been forgotten about (the press even coined the light-hearted and overall jovial moniker “Randy Andy”…as if there’s anything “randy” about pedophilia).
An example of the type of pseudo-journalism that is essentially nothing more than a smear campaign is the image(s) of a pregnant Meghan holding and caressing her bump with publications such as The Mirror, The Sun and The Daily Mail calling her pregnancy out for being “fake” and scrutinising her for “touching her bump too much”.
This is a headline from The Daily Mail;
“Why Can’t Meghan Markle Keep Her Hands Off Her Bump? Is It Pride, Vanity, Acting – Or A New Age Bonding Technique?”. Is a pregnant women touching and holding her baby bump a relatively new thing to the Daily Mail? It would appear not when you look at a headline (again from The Daily Mail) for an article about the media darling Kate Middleton and her baby bump. Here’s the juxtaposition;
“Pregnant Kate Middleton Looks Blooming In Mint At London Event”, with the subheading of this article reading; “Pregnant Kate Tenderly Cradles Her Baby Bump While Wrapping Up Her Royal Duties Ahead Of Maternity Leave”.
Why is it that the British press are allowed to get away with these disgusting attacks on an expectant mother-to-be? It highlights the abuse when you read the stark lack of similarities in articles written about Kates’ pregnancy compared to Meghans’. When Kate was pictured holding her bump – the press used adjectives such as “lovingly”, “caresses” and “cute” however when Meghan was pictured doing the same she was described with words and phrases such as “constant bump-holding”, “moonbump” and even many a publication calling it a “fake pregnancy”. It’s clear to see that there is obvious discrimination and prejudice towards Meghan from the British press and they don’t even try to hide it.
The constant attacks on Meghan and Harry’s character have become a daily occurrence by the press, you could even describe it as becoming habitual or routine; you could bet everything you own that if you took a stroll down to your local newsagents everyday and picked up a copy of The Sun, The Daily Mail or the like; a few pages in there would be an article bashing them both. It wasn’t long ago I saw an article in the Daily Mail proclaiming that the reason Harry has got an American visa is because he “is a man of extraordinary talent”…no the reason he would be issued with an American visa is because he married and had a child with an American citizen. These types of pseudo-journalistic articles are what give all media outlets an unshakable stigma and would be the foundations which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex built their decision to leave this country upon, the sad thing about pseudo-journalism is; 90 percent of the time the reader will only read the headline and interpret their own conclusion to the story whether it be based upon an element of truth or a completely fabricated article that has been published as part of a smear campaign.
Wether you like/believe Meghan or not; If you were in school and spewed that much hatred about a classmate over social media you would be known as nothing more than the class bully. You do have to wonder if she wasn’t mixed-race and was born and bred in the UK from a middle/upper-class family it would be a completely different story, the press would be worshipping at the church of Meghan like they queue up around the block to worship at the church of Kate.
And the majority of the public join in because it’s the “in” thing to do.
The treatment Meghan and Harry have received at the hands of the mainstream media and British press is a poignant portrayal of everything that is wrong with the media in this country and is nothing more than racism rebranded as journalism.
By Callum Claffey-Mckinnon – Investigative Journalist for TheFree-ThinkersTimes.