The moment this writer and I’m sure most Corbyn supporters have been waiting for happened last night. You only need eyes in your head and an honest braincell between your ears to know that the media – together with the Labour right-whinger MPs that they’re all too happy to give airtime to – are the root of the supposed ‘problem’ Labour has communicating.
If good-for-nothing right-wing MPs are bleating and briefing to the media every 5 seconds and the same media ignore key press releases in favour of yet more useless speculation, you’re going to have a ‘communication problem’. But of course, acknowledging that would go against the agreed incompetence narrative.
So when yet another lazy journalist asks the inane question about Corbyn stepping aside as if we don’t already have a strong opposition and it’s simply self-evident that he’s the problem, it’s easy to end up shouting at the talking head on your television screen with some combination of epithets that amounts to ‘It’s you, you useless [redacted]!!’.
But last night, we didn’t have to. Corbyn stopped being diplomatic and said it for us.
Asked by ITV interviewer Paul Brand about why he doesn’t step aside, Corbyn let him have it. With both barrels:
This is the Corbyn we want to see – taking on the idiocy head-one. A ‘different politics’ is what is needed, no question – but one with with teeth, one that makes pundits and interviewers tread carefully. One that anyone who’s ever got angry over somebody’s idiotic question (or anything else that tries our patience) can relate to. Connect to.
Corbyn is at his best when he’s fired up – and the best of his best when he’s calling out nonsense for what it is. Especially if he puts lazy, self-entitled journalists in their place.
More of this please, Jeremy. This is what we’ve been waiting for. Kick some backsides – and not just of interviewers.
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