The UK’s ‘mainstream’ media and democracy are non-functional
As the situation in the Middle East boiled towards war and Iran prepared missile strikes on US bases in Iraq in retaliation for the killing by the US of its senior general Qassem Soleimani, Boris Johnson spent the day in hiding from Parliament.
And the UK’s media spent the day trying to get Jeremy Corbyn to call the assassinated official a terrorist:
Labour Party chair Ian Lavery called Johnson’s cowardice correctly:
When the UK Prime Minister hides from accountability and questions about impending war, but the so-called ‘mainstream’ media spend the day attempting ‘gotcha’ against the outgoing leader of the Opposition, then the UK’s ‘media estate’ is utterly broken and our democracy is not functioning.
History will look back on this period in shame and wonderment.
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