Mainstream media bias at its most appalling
In a dire example of bias – and recklessness – in the so-called ‘mainstream’ media, Sky News responded to video of UK soldiers using an image of Jeremy Corbyn for target practice by regurgitating nonsensical smears about ‘well bounded’ concerns about the Labour leader’s ‘security credentials’:
Jeremy Corbyn was recently the target of a violent assault by a right-wing attacker – obstinately trivialised by the media – and another right-wing extremist who killed a Muslim man at the same mosque admitted he had hoped to kill Corbyn.
Yet Sky allowed Tory MP Mark Harper, unchallenged, to cover the Tories’ desperation at their own incompetence by regurgitating the security smear – and then followed it up by repeating the smear over footage of soldiers firing at a picture of Corbyn.
Media smears have real-life – and sometimes fatal – consequences. Author Liam Young summed it up succinctly on Twitter:
The Tories – and the Establishment that backs them – are truly terrified of Jeremy Corbyn. It is no excuse for such recklessness.
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