Sky News deleted this appalling tweet #CatalanReferendum

There have been terrible scenes this weekend in Catalunya, where the Catalans – denied an independence referendum by the Spanish government – have been trying to hold their own, unauthorised poll on separating from Spain. Police have been filmed perpetrating appalling violence on peaceful protesters and even innocent passers-by:

The Catalan desire for independence has been seriously under-reported by the BBC, but Sky News appears to have taken a shocking “here’s what you’ll get if you don’t toe the line” approach to its coverage – at least in this tweet:

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The appalling tweet was later deleted, but not before it was screengrabbed by a sharp-witted reader.

Police brutality has included police not only firing rubber bullets into crowds but also stamping on the heads of civilians and throwing people down stairs:

But the BBC News channel is showing virtually uninterrupted coverage of Tories droning at their annual conference in Manchester, while largely ignoring both the Catalan horror and the peaceful, passionate protest against Tory damage to our country:

Compare the BBC’s sparse coverage implying fault on the part of the protesters in Catalunya with the Corporation’s treatment of supposed ‘government repression’ of protesters in Venezuela – protesters who actually set people on fire – and you have a case-study in slanted Establishment ‘news’.

Almost 350 civilians are known to have been injured in Catalunya so far. The extent of those injuries has not been reported, but the scenes of wounded, unarmed people – people protesting peacefully in spite of intolerable provocation – have been horrific.

And the mainstream media in this country bleats that independents like the SKWAWKBOX are to blame for the collapse of public trust in the BBC, Sky and their peers among the British public.

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17 responses to “Sky News deleted this appalling tweet #CatalanReferendum

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  4. Catalan is a living example of what happens when the secessionist demands are met: at first it was the Catlonian language, then autonomy, and now full independence.

    The territorial integrity of a country and the right to self-determination are fundamentally at odds. It is really sad that this publication has joined the mob in cheering the break up of a country as old as Spain.

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    • The Catalans were oppressed and persecuted for four decades under Franco. Their wish to be free of a country that has done them great harm is entirely understandable

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  5. And while Spanish pensioners were getting their heads cracked open, Sky’s Amber De Boton had more pressing matters on her mind:

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  6. It has been reported on BBC 24 hour news tonight – with footage of some of the Police violence.

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    • Yes, they did better later. Sanitised the violence by showing less serious incidents and still made out it was two-way ‘clashes’ rather than police violence, though. Contrast with how they mis-portrayed Venezuela was stark

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  8. This story is all over their news website. They are not ignoring it. Don’t exaggerate like the MSM or you’ll share their fate.

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    • Website is one thing. The article was specific that it was about the news *channel* – they did better later, though they still made out it was two-way ‘clashes’ and went light on the extent of the violence

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  9. WHAT, SOME PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEIR REMARKS ON SKWAKBOX!
    ARE LITERALLY MISSING THE POINT!
    THE CATALAN REGION HAVE BEEN FOR MANY MANY YEARS, WANTING AUTONOMY, FROM SPAIN!
    THIS SO CALLED ILLEGAL REFERENDUM PROVES THE POINT WITHOUT OUT DOUBT!
    THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT SEND IN THE BULLY BOY POLICE, TO DO THEIR WORSE!
    ATTACK YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE!
    TAKE NO PRISONERS, DO YOUR WORST!
    ALL WITH THE CONSENT OF POLITICIANS!
    JUST LIKE THE BRITISH POLICE!
    (SOLDIERS) MAYBE!
    AT ORGEAVE UNDER THATCHERS GOVERNANCE!
    WELL DONE STEVE.

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  10. Dont have the “british bullshit corporation” BBC on in our house ever.. News is devoid of anything that affects everyones everyday lives.. It’s up threre with CNN & sky.. Should be broken up and consigined to history and forgotten, the only ballanced coverage of the catalan assault is on RT.. Good coverage.. Fair play to them!! BBC my arse..

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