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Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by astradt1 on Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:16 pm

First topic message reminder :

On day one of the new Labour leader's tenure, the media have been in a frenzy on how to present his moves.........

I feel that we perhaps need to have a thread to highlight the cover he is getting from all media, papers, TV both from the right and left or 'unbiased'......

To kick off:-

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Headline on Huffington Post site


Dennis Skinner Launches Incredible Rant Against BBC Journalist Emily Maitlis......watch video...

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/09/14/dennis-skinne-bbc-rant-jeremy-corbyn-_n_8133390.html
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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:41 am

For so long as the propaganda machine favours right-wing capitalist opportunists, simple voters will think it sensible to align themselves alongside the apparent winners. The USA seems to be about to magnify inequality and discriminate against minorities. Britain has a tendency to adopt the American model.

If that is democracy we need a new dictionary definition, perhaps confirming that might is right and that greed is good.
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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by Ivan on Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:15 pm

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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by boatlady on Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:42 am

It's so clear - yet people still seem to be fooled
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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by Ivan on Mon May 08, 2017 12:09 am

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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by Ivan on Wed May 10, 2017 11:29 pm

Labour Party’s future lies with Momentum, says Noam Chomsky

In an interview with 'The Guardian', Noam Chomsky threw his weight behind Jeremy Corbyn, claiming that Labour would be doing far better in opinion polls if it were not for the “bitter” hostility of the mainstream media. “If I were a voter in Britain, I would vote for him”, said Chomsky, who admitted that the current polling position suggested Labour was not yet gaining popular support for the policy positions that he supported.

“There are various reasons for that – partly an extremely hostile media, partly his own personal style which I happen to like but perhaps that doesn’t fit with the current mood of the electorate”, he said. “He’s quiet, reserved, serious, he’s not a performer. The Parliamentary Labour Party has been strongly opposed to him. It has been an uphill battle.” He said there were a lot of factors involved, but insisted that Labour would not be trailing the Conservatives so heavily in the polls if the media was more open to Corbyn’s agenda. “If he had a fair treatment from the media – that would make a big difference.”

“The shift in the Labour Party under Blair made it a pale image of the Conservatives which, given the nature of the policies and their very visible results, had very little appeal for good reasons.” He said Labour needed to “reconstruct itself” in the interests of working people, with concerns about human and civil rights at its core, arguing that such a programme could appeal to the majority of people.


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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by oftenwrong on Thu May 11, 2017 7:29 pm

I was just going to say that. Well not in the same words obviously. But with that customary British sympathy for the underdog, the relentless grinding down of JC in the media must surely have provoked some response in the floating voter.

All day today, 11 May 2017, certain elements of our free press have been gleefully reporting how Jeremy Corbyn's car ran over the foot of a BBC cameraman.

The BBC itself has not mentioned the matter.

It has never been more important for the voting public to assess how much value may be attached to any particle of the unending stream of "news" to which we are exposed.
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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by Ivan on Thu May 11, 2017 8:01 pm

Jeremy Corbyn's car ran over the foot of a BBC cameraman.
Meanwhile, Theresa May intends to ride roughshod over most of us.   afraid
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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by oftenwrong on Thu May 11, 2017 8:27 pm

Do hope other people realise that in time.

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Bias against Corbyn

Post by oftenwrong on Sun May 28, 2017 5:26 pm

Unflagging journalists uncovered important "news" surrounding Jeremy Corbyn:

"Files found by The Sunday Times in the London Metropolitan Archives show that Corbyn lobbied the Greater London Council (GLC) in the 1980s to fund a new group called the Irish in Islington Project."

The Monster!!!!!
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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by Ivan on Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:04 pm

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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by oftenwrong on Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:43 pm

Methinks they do protest too much.

(Borrowed from Shakespeare's Hamlet, I'll give it back on Friday)
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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by boatlady on Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:05 am

Totally vile smears - surely people everywhere can see the desperation in this type of journalistic hyperbole
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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by oftenwrong on Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:34 pm

The journalistic hyperbole would be hilarious if its cumulative brain-washing were not so definitively skewing public perceptions. But that's what "Freedom of the Press" entails.
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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by Ivan on Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:41 pm

Will May Be "Terrorist Sympathiser" After Link With DUP?

‘The Daily Mail’ labelled Jeremy Corbyn a "terrorist sympathiser" due to his links with Sinn Fein during The Troubles in the 1980s. And after Theresa May announced she would attempt to form a minority government with the help of the DUP, James O’Brien wondered if they would get the same treatment Corbyn did.

Speaking on his LBC show, James said: "If there is an ounce, an iota, the vaguest scintilla of integrity in that office over there on Derry Street in Kensington then these DUP MPs are about to get a hauled over the coals in a way that you can't even begin to imagine. Because if Jeremy Corbyn is a terrorist sympathiser, what the hell do you call a political party that was endorsed by the Ulster Defence Association, the Red Hand Commando. Publicly and politically endorsed by the Red Hand Commando, the Ulster Volunteer Force, the Ulster Defence Association. But ooh, Jeremy Corbyn once had a cup of tea with Gerry Adams."


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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by boatlady on Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:19 am

It seems our' strong and stable' Prime Minister may have opened a very nasty can of worms, while simultaneously poking a hornets nest
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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:03 pm

"A week is a long time in Politics" My apologies for trotting out that old chestnut yet again, but the difference between today's "Sunday Times" and the one of a week ago is like waking up from a bad dream.

All talk of a Hard Brexit has evaporated, and "Leadership Challenge" refers to a different leader of a different party. There is even a humorous report of election-night broadcasters' scripts being quietly shredded at 10.15 p.m. last Thursday.
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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by Ivan on Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:08 pm

BBC apologises after Tory donor insults Jeremy Corbyn

From an article by Graham Ruddick:-

The BBC has apologised after Jeremy Corbyn was called a “twat” in a Radio 4 interview by Charlie Mullins, the boss of Pimlico Plumbers. Mullins was being interviewed on Radio 4’s ‘World at One’ when host Martha Kearney asked whether the UK should attempt to remain part of the single market after Brexit. Mullins replied: “Course we should be staying in; Jeremy Corbyn’s a twat, ain’t he?” Kearney then apologised to the Labour leader for the comment, saying: “Well, we’ll definitely leave it there. Apologies to Jeremy Corbyn for the language used.”

Mullins appeared on ‘World at One’ to comment on a ruling by the Supreme Court that has caused the government to pledge that employment tribunals will be free. The UK’s highest court came down in favour of the trade union Unison, which argued that fees of up to £1,200 were preventing workers – especially those on lower incomes – from getting justice.

Pimlico Plumbers, which has donated more than £48,000 to the Conservative Party in the last two years, lost a separate case earlier this year against a plumber who challenged the company’s view that he was self-employed at an employment tribunal. Mullins told the radio programme that the scrapping of fees for employment tribunals was a “ridiculous, stupid, dangerous and irrational decision” and would lead to “malicious” claims from employees.


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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by boatlady on Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:48 am

That Supreme Court decision is one of the few bright spots for me, currently - I never liked the ACAS early intervention offer - so many cases seemed to be settled out of court - and rarely were workers properly compensated - I began to feel ACAS were more for employers
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Post by oftenwrong on Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:03 am

The Supreme Court seems minded (as they say) to correct some of the worst excesses of Coalition rule, for which we should be grateful. Long may it last. Now for the bedroom tax.

Acas is big enough to defend itself, but the harsh and obvious reality is that Employers are the only source of money to settle a claim in most cases. Life being as it is, they have to be kept onside if the outcome is to be the desired compensation.


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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by boatlady on Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:32 pm

Which is why an independent Tribunal is essential
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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

Post by oftenwrong on Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:49 pm

Parliament operates on the adversarial system, and we see every day just how well that works. Many legal professionals think that mediation is a better way forward, and nearly always cheaper than serried ranks of bewigged QCs and their Juniors. The County Court is increasingly reluctant to issue proceedings until mediation has demonstrably failed.

It can't hurt to discuss things before launching a full-scale fight.

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Re: Media bias against Jeremy Corbyn

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Post by oftenwrong on Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:20 pm

Remembered tweet:

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to confirm or deny that he may have incurred a fine for an overdue library-book when he was younger !!
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