This blog faced accusations last night of ‘fake news’ for putting up an image with the comment ‘if this is genuine’ – and then retracting it as soon as it was shown not to be. Ho hum, right-wingers getting a bit desperate after their nose was bloodied multiple times in just a few days and showing themselves up in the attempt to undermine the SKWAWKBOX.
As this blog and others have contended, the main source of fake news in the UK is provided by the ‘mainstream media’ (MSM) and, less than 24 hours later, the Guardian provided a perfect example when it published its front page for tomorrow, Thurs 6 April:
This is – and is easily shown to be – utterly fake news.
First of all, Jeremy Corbyn has no control over the Labour Party’s disciplinary processes. Whether you despair at the decision of the ‘Disputes Panel’ of the NEC/NCC to only suspend Ken Livingstone for a year instead of expelling him, or think that he is a victim of those who ‘weaponise antisemitism’ – Corbyn was not on the panel and played no role in its decision.
Not only that, but Corbyn promptly issued a statement calling on the NEC to investigate Livingstone again for his comments after the hearing:
Not only that, but Corbyn’s comments won widespread recognition and praise even from many of his right-wing opponents – even the hideous thug John Mann got in on the act:
All of the above are also among the 100 MPs who signed the ‘Not in my Name’ statement the Guardian’s front-page article refers to.
So, the Guardian claims the statement represents a ‘revolt’ against Corbyn – even though it knows he has no responsibility for the panel’s decision and knows he has been praised even by his opponents who also signed the statement.
Could there be a clear example of fake news? Could there be a clearer example of the agenda of the media – even the pretend-left media – to turn everything into Corbyn’s fault even when he has nothing to do with it, even when he is being praised by the self-same people who are supposed to be in revolt against him?
The SKWAWKBOX thinks you’d struggle to find one.
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