Media protecting Starmer in more ways than ‘blanket of silence’ over abuse of left-wing MPs and the ‘Labour Files’ revelations of rigging, racism and lies
On Sunday, Skwawkbox covered Keir Starmer’s appalling attack on NHS workers from other countries as he continues to try to appeal to the small-minded and racists – though he said he wants more foreign workers to come to work in factories making money for the wealthy and corporations.
And, as the ‘MSM Monitor’ Twitter account pointed out, it seems the BBC wanted to cover for Starmer and his xenophobia dog-whistle, because the broadcaster changed the headline on its article to make it appear less racist.
The BBC’s original headline noted Starmer’s opinion that the NHS is ‘recruiting too many people from overseas’ – which, as one critic put it, painted ‘a big target’ on the back of foreign workers on whom the NHS relies.
But after the uproar began, the headline changed in mid-afternoon to ‘Immigration not quick fix’ to the problems in the NHS:
This active covering-up of Starmer’s awful comments comes on top of the media’s general ‘blanket of silence’ about the party right’s foul abuse of Muslim and Black women MPs – and their determined ignoring of Al Jazeera’s revelations of the right’s years of unpunished racism, rigging, smears and misogyny.
The Establishment knows Starmer presents no threat whatever to elite interests – he has repeatedly made that clear. The media’s soft-soaping and even active cover-up of his misdeeds reflects the fact that he will make no meaningful changes to the UK’s corruption and inequality.
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