EDL founder says his life has been threatened; police are stationed outside his home
There’s something odd and wrong about the way this story, which comes from the Guardian, is written. See my comments following the article.
The founder of the English Defence League claims he has been warned that his life is in danger if he leads a protest in Luton.It’s odd that the police won’t confirm the threat, leaving the Guardian to write the entire story under the rubric that Lennon “said” he had been threatened, that Lennon “claims” he has received a note, and so on, rather than that the police said he had been threatened, which would give the story more authority and more urgency. Normally, wouldn’t the police officially confirm the existence of such a threat, assuming it was true?
It seems to me that there are two logical possibilities.
1. There is no death threat, and Lennon is making it up.
But that’s impossible, since if there was no death threat, and Lennon was making it up, the police would surely have said so when the Guardian asked them about it.
2. There is a death threat, but the police decline to confirm it, leaving Lennon himself to be the media’s source on the threat rather than the police, which makes his story seem less credible or at least less important.
That appears to be what has happened here.
The Guardian further contributes to this downplaying of the truth, by saying “It is understood that an unarmed police officer has been stationed outside Lennon’s home.” That’s odd wording for a newspaper article. Surely he Guardian would not have reported, “It is understood” that an police guard had been stationed outside Lennon’s home, unless the police had actually told them so. But instead of saying outright, “An unarmed police officer has been stationed outside Lennon’s home,” which would make it definite, they use the weasily phrase, “It is understood.”
These are some the subtle, subliminal techniques by which the leftist police and the leftist media work together to slant public consciousness against right-wing figures.