UPDATE (July 20): Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism will be updated separately. To see other examples of opinionated journalism in Finland about cultural diversity, please go to this link.

July 20

HOK-Elanto bouncer under discrimination investigation (YLE)

What else could have been said? While this story is pretty clear and to the point about a discrimination case of a bouncer who claimed there was a quota of how many non-white customers could enter the restaurant, it’s unfortunate there’s no editorial or opinion-piece condemning what happened never mind giving a solution on how to challenge this type of blatant discrimination. Finnish journalism, like YLE, needs more teeth to question the complacent journalism we too often see in this country especially when it comes to writing about our ever-growing cultural diversity. The latter was reinforced by Michael Haltzel, who wrote the following about Perussuomalaiset (PS)* chairman and foreign minister, Timo Soini, whenever members of his party make racist and outrageous statements. Haltzel wrote: “The domestic press corps seems content to question him once, receive an evasive answer, and leave it at that.”

The Finnish name of the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English-language names adopted by the PS, like True Finns or Finns Party, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and xenophobia. We therefore prefer to use the Finnish name of the party on our postings.

  1. Yossie

    So basically you want every rumor that circulates in facebook to be published by media as a certain fact? Or maybe it just applies to rumors about racism but if the rumor is about immigrants doing something wrong, then it should not be silenced and not published right?

  2. MattiR2106

    Yossie:…. Sounds like you’ve caught on to Enrique Tessieri and Marshall Niles’ ways of manipulating the news to fit the desired narrative…. Refugees / migrants to Finland = good…. host country tax-paying citizens = bad!!!….. These types try to control the narrative and it works well in Finland…. because we Finns are an introverted type of people…. and are inclined to believe such tripe.

    • Malik

      Matti, Finnish people introverted but very smart…they not believe in nonsense…yes sometimes this website being one sided…only speaking from one direction…one direction is immigrant direction…still this website saying and doing service…

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