Corbyn’s son posts details of explicit death threat made by attacker – as media quip about ‘egg-presser’ in spite of custodial sentence
John Murphy, the man who violently assaulted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, was jailed today for twenty-eight days after admitting the assault.
In spite of the custodial sentence, the so-called ‘mainstream’ media have persisted in trivialising the assault, describing Murphy as a man who ‘pressed’ an egg onto Corbyn’s head in spite of the violence of the attack described by witnesses.
But Corbyn’s son Tommy took one journalist to task this evening on social media, posting a screenshot of an explicit – and admitted – death threat made on Facebook by the same John Murphy:
Corbyn Jr tweeted the image in evident anger to the Mirror’s Kevin Maguire, who had made a quip about the incident and sentence:
Maguire had not yet responded at the time of writing.
However much the media attempt to downplay the seriousness of the incident – after all, it wouldn’t do to portray Corbyn as someone brave and deserving of sympathy – there is no denying the phenomenon that the constant negative and dishonest media portrayals have created.
Another apparently threatening appeared today on an anti-Corbyn Facebook group in the wake of Murphy’s sentencing:
The media, including the BBC, have been criticised for constantly doorstepping Jeremy Corbyn in a manner that reveals his address – and those criticisms look irrefutably justified in the light of such comments.
The media’s behaviour has been a disgrace since Corbyn won the Labour leadership. A disgrace that has been shown to have real-life consequences.
If only there was any prospect of them learning their lesson – but such is their desperation to undermine Labour’s prospects that it would be pure wishful thinking.
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