Media reporters tried to interview Kensington resident and writer Ishmahil Blagrove about the Grenfell disaster. But Blagrove didn’t just speak his mind about Grenfell, he also dropped some home truths about the mainstream media.
I want it to be a revolution in this country. I say fuck the media, fuck the mainstream, you don’t deserve to be there… We should be campaigning not to government, but to the BBC who act as mouthpieces for this corrupt government…
We’ve seen how you in the mainstream media have responded and reacted. For two years, you’ve hounded, demonised Jeremy Corbyn. And you said he was unelectable… And you created that narrative, and people actually believed your bullshit – for a while. But what this election has done is shown that people are immune: they’re wearing bullet-proof vests to you, and the other billionaires of the media owners and Rupert Murdoch and all the motherfuckers.
He received cheers and applause from bystanders: SEE:
This is the most marginalised people… the most vulnerable and marginalised people… The council doesn’t hear these people, they don’t even see them. That’s why they want to spend £10m on the facade of a building… because they’re much more concerned about the aesthetics of an exterior of a building and how rich residents in this borough see this as an eyesore.
Do not treat this community as some ignorant, low-IQ community… We’re not going to be dismissed with hollow platitudes… People should be held accountable, people should be in jail for this. But I very much doubt we will get that with this corrupt government.
“Mouthpieces of this government”
It was the mainstream media, he said, that was validating the Conservative government:
You the media… you are the mouthpiece of this government, you are the people who make this possible, you are the ones who validate it, you are just as culpable as this government…
Ishmahil Blagrove, we salute you. There is nothing left to add.