OK, two members and/or affiliates of an extremist group are discovered with what the police describe as a “record haul” of bomb making components and ingredients. The prosecution also says:
a search of Jackson's home had uncovered rocket launchers, chemicals, BNP literature and a nuclear biological suit.
Hmm, kinky. One of the accused stood in the last local elections for the BNP. Naturally it’s front page news in the local rag, Pendle Today. Here in Manchester, 30 miles from where it happened, nothing in the local BBC or the Manchester Evening News. Nothing either in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph, the main evening paper for the county. And as you’d expect, given this, nothing in the nationals.
Lots of stuff in all of them about peeping Jack though. I don’t normally like “you’re covering this when you should be covering that and this proves the other”. It’s not really about keeping scores, though I'm pretty sure the story would have got a bit beyond witch burning country if the persons allegedly responsible had been Muslims.
But when does having rocket launchers in your shed not count as news? If someone is planning to start a race war a few miles up the road, I’d quite like to hear about it.