BBC News attempt to associate neo-fascism and racism with the Right
The BBC's Christian Fraser, in Rome, says Di Canio has become the darling of the neo-fascist right.The use of the term “neo-fascist right” is an unsubtle attempt to stigmatise the Right, given that neo-fascism is undeniably a far right movement.
In the same article, the below paragraph also appears.
Lazio fans have a reputation as some of the most racist, right-wing fans in Italy.This attempt at vilifying the Right is even more obvious than the one above, the article’s author trying to associate “racist” with “right-wing” by implying that the “most racist” are the “most right-wing”. There is a difference between the position on the political spectrum — from, say, centre-right to far right — and the degree of identification with a position on that spectrum — for example, vehement support for right-wing politics (conservatism or libertarianism) or more moderate centre-right views. “Most right-wing” should be understood as “most supportive of small government and free market”, not “furthest right” as the article’s author implies.
There is also the saddening possibility that, as a commenter over at Biased BBC once wrote, on the political spectrum inside the “BBC bubble”, the centre is in reality the left and the far right, what is actually the right.