Cowardly-bully Tories desperate to evade scrutiny reduce list of ‘approved’ media still further
The Tories have added the Sunday Times to their list of media banned from asking questions at the government’s daily coronavirus PR-exercises, because the paper has been critical of their performance – or lack of it – over the pandemic. It joins Channel 4 on the banned list.
The Sunday Times has recently described Boris Johnson ‘sleepwalking’ into the coronavirus crisis and highlighted Johnson’s failure to attend any of the first five ‘COBRA’ emergency meetings convened to plan for it.
Like most bullies, the Tories are cowards – running desperately from scrutiny and hoping that banning any media that ask hard questions or reach unpalatable conclusions will frighten other outlets into toeing the line.
But with the disastrous track record of Johnson and his sidekicks, avoiding scrutiny and allowing only the friendliest media to participate in question-and-answer sessions is the only way the Tories can continue to fool the public into believing they have been anything but a catastrophe.
In early February, ‘MSM’ journalists staged a walk-out when some of their number were banned from a Downing Street briefing. Interestingly, there seems to be no sign of any similar action over the Tories latest perversion of democracy and accountability.
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