Why are liberals sharing fake news about Priti Patel?

The Twitterati have denounced the home secretary over a misleadingly captioned photo.


Topics Politics UK

Not for the first time, prominent British liberals have fallen hook, line and sinker for some pretty obvious fake news.

In recent days, Tory home secretary Priti Patel was pictured with the National Crime Squad while they were making an arrest. It was the kind of photo-op politicians do every day.

But when a random user misleadingly claimed Patel was ‘now attending immigration raids in person’, social media went ablaze.

For Good Morning Britain presenter Adil Ray, it was a monstrous sight. He was dismayed that Patel, a daughter of Ugandan Asian refugees, was ruthlessly turfing out an innocent migrant.

— Adil Ray OBE 💙 (@adilray) May 20, 2021

‘Anti-racist’ activist Dr Shola went further, accusing Patel of being a ‘racial gatekeeper’ and ‘brown executioner’ for her hardline stance on immigration.

CNN journalist Aleesha Khaliq even called Patel ‘the spawn of Shaitan’ (the Islamic devil).

— Aleesha Khaliq #SaveSheikhJarrah 🇵🇸 (@a_leesha1) May 20, 2021

Remoaner lawyer Jessica Simor QC was incredulous. She ‘literally [couldn’t] believe it’. She had good reason to find it unbelievable, it turns out.

You see, the caption told a completely fake story. Patel’s cruel act of inhumanity was to be present as a man was arrested for… human trafficking.

Maybe these liberals, luvvies and lawyers trafficking in fake news should learn to think before they tweet?

Picture by: Getty.

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Topics Politics UK


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