It’s been a weekend of desperate Corbyn smears by the Mail. Today’s Mail on Sunday attacks Corbyn for attending the wedding of a man who is then alleged to have done something four years later.
On Saturday, the rag showed a series of images it claimed proved that Jeremy Corbyn had laid a wreath at the grave of Munich terrorists in Tunis.
But while presented as if they’re a self-evident match, the reality looks very different – and the key is in the very commemorative plaque at which the paper claimed Corbyn was laying a wreath.
The Mail published images of a plaque marking the graves of the Munich terrorists. But that marker has a very distinctive, wide, rough-hewn stone base:
However, in most of the pictures published of Corbyn allegedly at the grave no marker is in sight:
But in the one picture that does show a commemorative marker, the distinctive stone base is missing – the plaque near Corbyn clearly has a narrow base, allowing feet and legs on the other side to be visible:
The SKWAWKBOX asked a graphics expert to analyse the whole series of images to see whether there is anything in them to indicate Corbyn was at the graves of the Munich terrorists. The response came back:
There is absolutely nothing in those two pictures to suggest the grave in the wide shot that includes Corbyn is the same as the close up. There’s nothing similar in the two photographs at all apart from the red shelter – which could be widespread across the graveyard – and the fact both images are in colour.
The Mail had people visit the cemetery in Tunis to take pictures. These were apparently the best they came back with.
Tell people what to see and they’ll often think they see it. But in this case a closer look at the evidence suggests that Corbyn – at least in the evidence that has been released, which would presumably be the strongest available – was not standing at the graves of the Munich terrorists and was, as he has said all along, laying a wreath at the graves of those killed in an airstrike.
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