The reason for this irresponsible approximation is that when we next see an “eastern” looking person out and about we will have a visceral, visual association with an act of antisocial barbarism. This is how the Sun wants us to see immigrants, through their lens of vindictive condemnation. They want us looking suspiciously and disdainfully in the direction of marginalised individuals; “chavs”, “immigrants” and “gays,” not in the direction of the institutions who actually damage our society – banks, corporations and the media.
They forever print tabloid tales of benefit cheats on the swindle, which is bad – I used to do it – but the reality that we lose £1bn a year on all benefit fraud combined, and £25bn on tax avoidance and evasion by big companies and the super rich is seldom reported. Why don’t we read that story in the Sun? Perhaps it’s because, as Rupert said in his private email, the Sun would “continue to fight for its beliefs”. Of course, the Sun believes in an easy ride for big corporations – it is a big corporation, Newscorp is one of the biggest there is."