From Jonathan Foreman at Commentary:
"Indeed, the dominant emotion of those who failed to do their jobs
here was fear—fear of being accused of social evils and fear of
criminal disorder that might follow the revelations of uncomfortable
truths about minority populations defended by well-funded and aggressive
public-interest organizations. And it was mirrored by the deep
ideological discomfort of the mainstream media in Britain with telling
the truth about what has been going on."
"A handful of brave investigators
had been trying to expose the sexual grooming of children for many
years. But such was the pressure to ignore or keep quiet about it that
those fighting to reveal the truth often found themselves with odd
bedfellows. The first journalist to break the Rotherham story was the
left-wing lesbian feminist writer Julie Bindel—and she did it, of all
places, in Standpoint, the conservative English monthly."
"In a 2010 article called “Girls, Gangs and Grooming: The Truth,”
Bindel laid bare not only the practice of targeting and seducing
vulnerable young girls and then “breaking them in” as prostitutes, but
also the extreme reluctance of charities, social services, and
law-enforcement authorities to admit that the perpetrators came from a
particular ethnic and religious background."
"Bindel was compelled to publish the piece in Standpoint because “progressive” outlets such as the Guardian would
not touch the issue. After writing about “Asian” grooming for another
paper in 2007, she had been deemed a “racist” and her name was included
on a website called “Islamophobia Watch: Documenting anti-Muslim
Bigotry.” Similarly aggressive denunciations had greeted the Labor Party
politician Ann Cryer, who had gone public with complaints from
constituents whose daughters had been victimized."
"At times, the informal system of media censorship has been very sinister indeed."