This blog yesterday covered Peter Tatchell’s ludicrous disruption of a Jeremy Corbyn speech on domestic violence against women – to ‘challenge’ on Syria one of the few politicians who has consistently opposed bombing that has only worsened the situation.
The media have lionised Tatchell, ignoring Corbyn’s speech on a vital issue almost entirely to focus on the protest – with Tatchell, of course, at the centre of every image. Corbyn handled the interruption with grace and class, but you’ll only find that on social media and Youtube, not in the mainstream.
The Tory-suborned media have a long track record of giving huge attention and legitimacy to hideous characters with unconscionable views – but you’d hope even they would blanch at treating as a hero someone who thinks it’s sometimes ok to have sex with children.
This is not a sick joke or a hatchet job, but Tatchell’s own words – in a letter published in a newspaper’s comment section:
Apparently, absolutely anyone can have a positive reception from broadcast and print media – as long as they provide an opportunity to bash Corbyn, or to prevent his often-compelling words reaching the ears of the public.
The BBC and other news media should issue a grovelling apology to Corbyn and to their viewers/readers for seeing fit to ignore real news and the hugely-important topic of violence against women in favour of showcasing a self-promoting advocate of child abuse.
And they should start doing the bloody job we have a right to expect from them.
Hat-tip @louiserawauthor for the find
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