As the SKWAWKBOX reported yesterday, the supposed ‘egging’ of Jeremy Corbyn reported by a few of the so-called ‘MSM’ was in fact a violent assault in which the Labour leader was punched by a right-wing assailant.
When the BBC and other media got round to reporting it at all this morning, they described the incident as an ‘egging’ – and continue to do so, when they mention it at all.
But the attacker, 31-year-old Barnet man John Murphy, has been charged according to the Metropolitan Police with ‘assault by beating’.
Writer Afua Hirsch observed correctly:
Former interim Labour leader Harriet Harman, not a natural Corbyn ally, also added to the condemnation – although she had apparently not heard about the charges laid early this morning:
Diane Abbott, who was at Finsbury Park Mosque with Corbyn when the attack happened, described its violence:
The truly scandalous aspect of the reporting of this incident is that ‘trivialised’ is a step up from ‘ignored’, which is what the BBC and other outlets did for hours after the attack.
Truly the ‘mainstream’ media do not want the public to be aware of the consequences of the media’s relentless and shameless misrepresentation of Labour’s leader – let alone empathising with him.
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