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Friday, September 22, 2017

the attacks on george hook

Veteran controversialist George Hook has been suspended from his radio programme for making the following comments regarding a court case in England.

Mr Hook said:
"But when you look deeper into the story, you have to ask certain questions. Why does a girl who just  met a fellow in a bar go back to his hotel room? She's only just barely met him. She has no idea of his health conditions. She has no idea who he is. No idea what dangers he might pose. But is there no blame to the person who puts themselves in danger? You then of course read that she passed out on the toilet and when she woke up, the guy was trying to rape her. There is personal responsibility because it's your daughter and it's my daughter." 

The broadcaster has been suspended from the radio station following a series of protests from media groups, self styled activists, and no less a person than the Prime Minister of Ireland, all of whom wrongly claimed his statement imputed guilt to rape victims.
The Tesco supermarket chain has withdrawn its advertising from the show.

George Hook's crime?
He told the truth.
He stated the bleeding obvious in an age whose pseudo elites prefer politically correct platitudes.

The Irish Times styles itself a paper of record. Yet it has been curiously lacking in objectivity, vindictive even, and manifestly unfair, in its representation of the sequence of events. While stoking the fires of vilification directed against Mr Hook, the paper of record has been crassly economical with the truth, referring to his comments as though they are unprintable, and publishing only one sentence of what he actually said, and that completely out of context, and in a manner calculated to impute maximum guilt. The sentence the Irish Times quoted was: "But is there no blame to the person who puts themselves in danger?"

Here is the news.

George Hook couched his comments with a direct reference to any father's duty of protection towards his daughter.
He was saying that the safety of any woman is as important to him as that of his own daughter.
This was his reason for speaking out.
In all seriousness gentle readers, I have to ask you: Do we not have a duty as citizens to hold the Irish Times and indeed Tesco, and our Prime Minister, accountable for their showboating misrepresentation of this man's honorable and courageous advocacy?
George Hook specifically stated that women who are raped might be his daughter or anybody's daughter, and his point was clearly that there is a duty for any parent, for any citizen who cares, to advise their daughters, to advise any woman as though she were our own daughter, not to do stupid things like going to hotels with people they've just met.
I would add that in Ireland the advice holds good for men as well as women. At least two men that we know about were tortured and murdered in recent years by a woman devil worshipper who picked them up off the streets. The story received negligible reporting initially and since the murderess was jailed, her activities and the issues they raise, have been strangely absent from the pages of the Irish Times.

Sometimes it seems Irish Times editorial staff and contributors are much more at ease attempting to ruin the reputation and career of a decent, brave, insightful old man who has recently declared a conversion to Christianity than they are in speaking out about the murder gangs and death cults that flourish in our midst, preying on the unwary in an age of debauchery.

I wonder why.


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