Monday, August 31, 2009

British killers for British people!

I couldn't help but laugh this morning when I read the Daily Mail story titled One out of every five killers is an immigrant. Without saying it explicitly it's obvious the angle that the paper wants the reader to take. That dirty foreigners are coming over here and stealing our lives. How dare they!

The thing that made me laugh though was twofold. First, that you really should turn the Mail headline on its head and read it as "Four out of every five killers is British". And second, that the Mail seems to be wanting to ensure that we have "British killers for British people".

Are they seriously saying that they'd prefer the statistics on murder and manslaughter to show that only the indigenous population was killing people? Would that make it better for them?

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