PS MP Olli Immonen plans to boycott YLE “for a short while”

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By Enrique Tessieri

Far-right anti-immigration Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP, Olli Immonen, said Monday he will boycott YLE “for a short while” since the state-owned radio and television company reports unfairly about the PS.  According to him, there is a systematic propaganda campaign against the PS by YLE

I doubt that many will lose sleep over Immonen’s decision, taking into account that his pet political topics include anti-Immigration, anti-Islam and an odd nostalgia for Finnish fascism of the 1930s.

Immonen has done the right thing, however. In English we say: “If you can’t take the heat stay out of the kitchen.”

It is clear that the PS MP from Oulu cannot take the heat.

Why are so many PS party members so hypersensitive about the media? Is it an indication that the party has lost touch with Finland, never mind its convoluted political program?

Immonen is a sad example of the illness that has inflicted Finland these days. Mention the magic word “Muslim” to a person like him and he changes into a political Mr. Hyde.

Ulla Pyysalo is another sad example.  She is PS MP Juho Eerola’s aide, who got her fingers burned when her name appeared on a neo neo-Nazi membership list.

Pyysalo was recently active on Facebook:

Ulla Pyysalo: …it’s been known for some time that a Muslim man can beat his wife. Maybe they didn’t believe this before… Ulla Pyysalo: and force them to have sex, or rape…

Pyysalo, like Immonen and her boss Eerola, belong to the same far-right faction of the PS. Others that form part of this same group are PS MP Jussi Halla-aho and James Hirvisaari.

  1. Mark

    Pyysalo’s comment surely breaks Finnish law as well as being factually incorrect. There is no end to the ignorance of some prominent PS figures.

    PS are unhappy about the media because they don’t realise the full extent of their own radicalism, half of them, and the other half that do know think those that disagree are just deluded. Not much room left for critical self-reflection.

  2. JusticeDemon

    This is the same Ulla Pyysalo that couldn’t find another job. You’d think that somewhere in Juntti-Suomi there would be an employer…

    On second thoughts… 🙂

    • Enrique

      I wonder what Pyysalo is going to do if Juho Eerola doesn’t get relected in 2015.

  3. D4R

    Oh she’s still active huh, im talking about Ulla Pyysalo, this should tellyou alot about what type of political party is P.S, in the P.S party there’re racists and fascist and nobody is sacking them out, doesnt that indicate that, the rest of P.S members share the same ideology with these racists and fascist? what happen, i thought they were about to sack her, but no, she’s still active and still accusing all moslim men as rapist, bravo P.S party and the fools who voted for them, these guys will surely uplift this country (sarcasm)