This is classism and possibly racism from the Daily Mail.
The newspaper- if you really want to dignify it with that description – ran a story that footballer Marcus Rashford has bought five houses worth £2 million.
What business is it of ours? It’s his money and what he does with it is his concern.
Here’s the tell, in the headline: “Campaigning football star Marcus Rashford has bought five luxury homes…”
Oh, now we get it! He’s under attack because he dared to campaign for the Conservative government to actually face up to its responsibilities and look after people its policies are harming.
Ok, so let’s address this. I’m 23. I came from little. I need to protect not just my future but my family’s too. To do that I made a decision at the beg of 2020 to start investing more in property. Please don’t run stories like this alongside refs to ‘campaigning’. pic.twitter.com/coqla2i19d
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) November 15, 2020
He realised there was a dog whistle in this – and he wasn’t the only one.
A fine example of the toxic nature of the Daily Mail. A young man makes a lot of money, legally, and through his own labour. Apparently he’s not allowed to invest that money for the future whilst paying a lot of tax and having an opinion on how some of that tax should be spent. pic.twitter.com/biqcZJg5Fe
— Russell Norton (@Russ_Norton) November 15, 2020
Many people saw it as racism:
The Daily Mail ran that story because it is a racist enterprise. I do hope it will not run a full list of all the property portfolios owned by members of the Cabinet, rich, predominantly white men who are doing nothing to help children in poverty. https://t.co/PhKN0YpHbR
— Mic Wright 🏳️🌈🌋🏴☠️ (@brokenbottleboy) November 15, 2020
The Daily Mail is in favour of everyone in the world owning property except young black men trying to give something back. https://t.co/h8eC9p4EbA
— Emma Burnell (@EmmaBurnell_) November 15, 2020
The most sinister aspect of this is that it comes across as a prelude; there will be worse to follow. Gary Lineker knows the score:
Here they go. This is how they start. Subtle to begin with, but it will grow. It’s what they do. https://t.co/iIYpWG47Wx
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 15, 2020
Happily, this is a tactic that has backfired; the Mail will lose support because of this:
Marcus Rashford has done an incredible amount to improve the health and wellbeing of children in this country and this is how the Daily Mail repay him
We think they are an utter disgrace and will not be sharing any of their articles in future
We hope you understand our decision https://t.co/HwkWb69bPE
— NHS Million (@NHSMillion) November 15, 2020
NHS Million’s decision is perfectly understandable and This Writer hopes others will follow it.
I wish I could do the same but This Site (and others) has to debunk the nonsense these mass-media extremists use to pollute our political consciousness.
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