The Murdoch press can’t seem to make its mind up about the SKWAWKBOX.
A couple of weeks ago, the S*n decided to follow the Mail Online in publishing an attack article against the SKWAWKBOX and its editor – and ended up having to make an embarrassing retraction for false claims. Some of the claims have not yet been retracted, so the situation is ongoing.
Today, another branch of the group mentioned this blog on its front page as the underpinning for a laughably-slanted article about a ‘hard left’ plot against Tom Watson – when in fact, a challenge to Tom Watson’s deputy leadership by Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry would merely be the exercise of Labour’s democratic processes:
The Times covered the news revealed by the SKWAWKBOX of re-emerging reports of a challenge by Ms T – on which more to follow shortly.
Maybe the Times learned a lesson from the retraction by its sister publication. Maybe it’s simply an act of convenience in yet another weak attempt to paint Corbyn’s supporters as ‘hard left’.
But the fact that this blog can be smeared as fake news, then become an authoritative source a couple of weeks later to a member of the same media group, probably says as much about the motives of the right-wing media as about anything.
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