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Lying Sky News Caught out Trying to Talk up Fake UKIP Party

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Old June 4th 09, 06:14 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Lying Sky News Caught out Trying to Talk up Fake UKIP Party


Sky News has humiliated itself by publishing a totally bogus report on
internet reach, deliberately distorting figures to try and talk up the
fake UKIP party ahead of tomorrow’s European elections.

In an article titled ‘UKIP Receive Google Boost Ahead Of Elections’,
Sky News falsely claims that more people are searching for UKIP than
any political party on Google, including the BNP.

The evidence they use for this is a graph which compares searches for
‘UKIP’ and then the other parties’ names spelled out such as ‘British
National Party.’

On that graph, the searches for UKIP are in the lead, but, as BNP
webmaster Simon Bennett pointed out, this is wholly inaccurate.

“It is comparing apples and eggs,” Mr Bennett told BNP News. “If you
search under ‘UKIP’, then you should compare that to a search under
‘BNP’ and not the spelled out name of the party.

“No one searches under UKIP spelled out, and very few search under
‘British National Party’ spelled out. Most search under the acronym,
BNP, as they do with UKIP,” he said.

Once a comparison between searches performed under ‘UKIP’ versus ‘BNP’
is plotted on Google, the situation is dramatically reversed.

“This shows that searches for BNP rank at more than three and half
times higher than for UKIP, and five times higher than for all the
other parties,” Mr Bennett said.

“Sky News has engaged in this distortion deliberately in order to try
and hype up UKIP.”

For a far more accurate appraisal of internet rankings, viewers only
have to look at the official Alexa web rankings as revealed at the
bottom of this web page. There it can be seen that the BNP website
ranks nearly ten times higher than UKIP, which bears out the Google

“This is just another laughable attempt by a desperate establishment
to boost their fake UKIP party out of fear of a BNP advance,” Mr
Bennett said.

“Fortunately the hitting power of the BNP website more than
compensates for the lying media’s attempts at smearing us and fewer
people believe the mass media as a result,” Mr Bennett said.

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