Double Down News (DDN) has carried out a great scoop by obtaining the full video footage of the train that Jeremy Corbyn took last August from London to Newcastle. Corbyn appeared in a video talking about the train being full while he sat on the floor.
Virgin released a tiny number of still images and a few seconds of video from the train’s CCTV footage. Richard Branson tweeted one image, claiming it showed Corbyn walking past unreserved seats, even though the image showed only seats with reserved tickets:
Numerous politicians and pundits joined in. BBC and other news channels treated as fact the claim that Corbyn had made a false statement. Radio ‘personality’ Nick Ferrari made a particular ‘chump’ of himself:
The furore was dubbed ‘traingate’.
DDN’s footage puts beyond doubt that the accusations against Corbyn were in fact the fake news:
It’s a fantastic piece of work by the DDN team.
However, there was already enough evidence out there for any objective observer to know that ‘traingate’ was an Establishment smear.
Just a week after the event, the SKWAWKBOX posted analysis of some of the same footage used by DDN and proved beyond question that the supposedly empty seats shown in the few seconds of available CCTV were occupied:
Many right-wing Labour MPs, as well as ‘chump’ Ferrari and a host of other ‘journalists’ now owe Corbyn an unreserved and public apology. But don’t hold your breath.
However, now that the extended video footage has put the matter beyond doubt, it’s to be hoped that the mainstream media will at least cover it and acknowledge the smear.
But don’t forget the SKWAWKBOX – often accused of ‘fake news’ by those who want to discredit it – told you first again while the ‘MSM’ were still pushing falsehoods.
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