A Twitter conversation

It was reported over the weekend that a Labour councillor has claimed that aliens are influencing Vladimir Putin.

The BBC didn’t find this newsworthy, which got me thinking that things would be different if the councillor had been a member of UKIP.

Here’s the exchange I had on Twitter today with BBC politics reporter Giles Dilnot. You need to follow the links to fully understand what’s going on.

Credit to Dilnot – he admitted I got him good.

No reply to that, so I went at it again later when Dilnot tweeted about Natalie Bennett’s disastrous Green Party policy launch:

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9 Responses to A Twitter conversation

  1. Will Jones says:

    High praise to Dilnot. Diogenes would be pleased.


  2. DB says:

    For those who can’t be bothered with all the stuff above – in brief, Dilnot said the BBC wouldn’t report anything as trivial as a drink/drive case against a UKIP councillor just after I’d sent him a link to a BBC report about a drink/drive case against a UKIP councillor.


  3. Glen says:

    Twitter is great, it’s instant feed back and you see just how the nasty lefty party work when anything they say is exposed as lies or is compared to anything one of their own has done (which isn’t hard)…queue the rent a twats who accuse you of everything from being a Nazi to just being a plain racist lunatic, the usual stuff really.

    They soon disappear, as we all know they only like a fight when backed by a red army of frothing at the mouth UAF members.


  4. Timbo says:

    To be fair to him, he seems slightly less blinkered than many in the BBC hive consciousness. A wonder he didn’t ignore or block you!


  5. Durotrigan says:

    Oh my God! I saw this man on national television a couple of years ago talking about his ‘alien mother’, and naturally assumed that that would be the end of his political career, so to learn that he remains a councillor is quite remarkable. Does it indicate that most of his local Whitby constituents also believe themselves to have had alien encounters? Considering this, maybe David Icke will make a bid to become a frontline politician?


  6. Teddy Bear says:

    I too saw the BBC had avoided reporting about our alien Labour councillor (aren’t they all?).

    For the same reason they seemed to have overlooked this story too:


    Former Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron is facing questions after it emerged his local party branch received a donation from a company just weeks before it was awarded retrospective planning permission for a fishery by the local Liberal Democrat-run council.


  7. Richard Pinder says:

    The BBC could be paying this Labour Councillor to sacrifice his credibility for the common good of the Establishment by planning to defect to UKIP in the first week of May, this would then become the BBC’s top story about UKIP on the run up to the Election.


  8. RTB says:

    A Google search turns up a number of drink drive Labour councillors, none of whom appear to have been reported by the BBC. But here’s an interesting case:

    Labour councillor fined for being drunk with her toddler tried to gag Press for a year

    Sufficiently interesting to be also reported by the Times, the Guardian and the Independent. BBC? – nothing as far as I can see.


  9. Rob says:

    good god this was said in the town of my birth and I missed it.