I nearly walked out last summer when the Daily Star got all flushed about taxpayer-funded Muslim-only loos.Full resignation letter is a good read and is published in full by Daily Guardian.
A newsworthy tale were said toilets Muslim-only. Or taxpayer-funded. Undeterred by the nuisance of truth, we omitted a few facts, plucked a couple of quotes, and suddenly anyone would think a Rochdale shopping centre had hired Osama Bin Laden to stand by the taps, handing out paper towels.
I was personally tasked with writing a gloating follow-up declaring our postmodern victory in "blocking" the non-existent Islamic cisterns of evil.
Not that my involvement in stirring up a bit of light-hearted Islamaphobia stopped there. Many a morning I've hit my speed dial button to Muslim rent-a-rant Anjem Choudary to see if he fancied pulling together a few lines about whipping drunks or stoning homosexuals.
Our caustic "us and them" narrative needs nailing home every day or two, and when asked to wield the hammer I was too scared for my career, and my bank account, to refuse.
Saturday 5 March 2011
Daily Star reporter resigns in protest against the paper's anti-Muslim propaganda
Richard Peppiatt, reporter for Daily Star UK resigned in protest at what he says the newspaper goes out of the way in its anti-Muslim propaganda. He writes: