The Establishment assault against the independent ‘new left media’ (NLM) has escalated relentlessly over recent months, with smears by government figures and the mainstream media (MSM).
One of the least savoury recent elements of these smears has been the abuse by the MSM of decisions by the only genuinely-independent regulator, IMPRESS, to attack NLM outlets.
The MSM has voraciously seized upon an IMPRESS decision – which amounted to saying that the Canary should have said Laura Kuenssberg, the political editor of the ‘impartial’ BBC, had been invited to the Tory conference fringe instead of to the Tory conference – to launch an assault on the Canary’s credibility.
Similar tactics have been used against the SKWAWKBOX.
The inherent dishonesty of the MSM ploy is that their publications publish corrections and retractions almost every day – in spite of being ‘regulated’ by IPSO, which is run by the very same MSM.
Foxes in the chicken coop judging themselves harmless – and yet even then they have to publish those corrections and retractions. So to leap on the occasional, minor correction published by the NLM as proof of ‘fake news’ is deeply hypocritical at the very least.
But today the MSM’s attempts to smear the NLM entered surreal territory, with the publication of a bizarre article in the Mail on Sunday by a commentator who, only earlier this year, came out as a Tory. It is titled, without apparent irony:
Well-known campaigner The Artist Taxi Driver (@chunkymark) made a two-minute video in response to this ridiculous article in which he could barely contain his disbelief and derision at the idea that the MSM and Theresa May are trying to pretend to be a beacon of truth when they are the biggest source of fake news in this country. It is shown below with its creator’s kind permission:
Make no mistake, the Establishment is coming after the independent left media that millions rely on to genuinely hold power to account and expose the Establishment’s behaviour and propaganda.
And it has neither shame nor sense of irony about how it does so.
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