If a claim is so ridiculous that even the Daily Mail decides to pull it, it’s a strong clue.
The Sun ‘newspaper’ has published a ludicrous claim that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was filmed dancing on the way to the Cenotaph for today’s service of Remembrance. It was initially also published by the Mail’s online version, but quickly pulled.
The claim was based on a series of stills designed, selected to make it appear as if Corbyn was skipping, twinkle-toed, to the Cenotaph. But to give that impression they had to crop out a veteran he was walking alongside.
If the images were of Corbyn dancing, he’s an accomplished dancer. I’ve seen him dance – and that is not him dancing. He has many great qualities, but a talent for dance is not one of them.
This is him dancing:
If the newspaper had claimed it was Barack Obama dancing, it would be credible:
Here are the unedited pictures of Corbyn emphatically not dancing:
Rather, he’s simply jogging to catch up with a veteran to walk alongside him.
Corbyn’s a ‘people person’. People people do that – they’ll make an effort to connect, rather than ignore them.
As if you needed one, it’s just yet another reason to not buy the Sun.
Even the Sun has now withdrawn the article – clicking on the link now returns a ‘404 not found’ error.
The only people who still appear to be defending this nonsense are a freelance photographer apparently seeking attention and the ridiculous Alain Tolhurst, the Sun’s ‘digital politics editor’, both of whose Twitter feeds still feature the uncorrected claims as of 23.38hrs 13/11/16:
Perhaps Tolhurst’s bosses at the Scum, who have realised how stupid they made themselves look, should have a word.
And Mr Corbyn should certainly be having a word with his lawyers.