Tories desperately – and dangerously – dogpiling father of sick baby who spoiled Boris Johnson’s staged NHS ‘photo opp’
After video went viral of the distraught father of a sick baby taking Boris Johnson to task about NHS cuts, during a staged ‘press opportunity’ arranged for the Tory PM, the Establishment smear machine has gone into overdrive.
BBC politics editor Laura Kuenssberg tweeted that the dad is Omar Salem, a ‘Labour activist’ – triggering a dogpiling of the poor man and potentially putting him and his family at risk of reprisals by Johnson’s far-right supporters.
Mr Salem was not there to meet Boris Johnson, he was there because his week-old baby daughter is desperately ill.
But right-wingers weren’t prepared to stop there – and an image began to circulate claiming that Mr Salem was wearing a microphone:
The image is just a ‘still’ of one frame of the video – and with good reason. Because the claim is instantly exposed as malignant nonsense instantly exposed by an examination of the video footage.
An examination the SKWAWKBOX makes available here:
The evidence is conclusive – and utterly damning of the right and the Establishment frantically trying to cover for Johnson’s shame.
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