Comment: The job of the media is not to let down its guard and it appears odd that the Perussuomalaiset are asking the media to stop treating them unfairly. These types of incredible requests are being made by none other than PS MPs like James Hirvisaari, whose blog writings of Muslims have become infamous.
The request by the PS and Hirvisaari, who belongs to the far-right Suomen Sisu association and who believes in “racial purity” since Finns should not marry foreigners, is telling the media like some autocratic ruler what their editorial line should be.
If nobody has told some of these PS MPs, they should know by now that they are public figures and therefore are under the public spotlight.
Hirvisaari is one of the PS MPs that former Prime Mininster Paavo Lipponen made reference on Monday of having a far-right ideology and who should be isolated in parliament.
The request to the media made by the PS and Hirvisaari reveal their ignorance of what the role of the media is in society.
Perussuomalaiset ovat pahoittaneet mielensä kohtelustaan mediassa. Puolueessa toivovaan toimittajilta työrauhaa ja uutisvälineiden lopettavan puolueen kalvamisen.