David Cameron has been subjected to much ridicule this week after he misquoted the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, taking his comments out of context, during the Prime Minister’s Conservative party conference speech.
This led to thousands of people sharing a video of Cameron himself describing Osama bin Laden’s death as “a tragedy.”
The point was very deftly well made.
Cameron was hoist by his own petulant petard.
Mr Cameron failed to provide any context about Mr Corbyn’s previous comments, neglecting to mention the fact that Mr Corbyn had actually said that the lack of trial for Bin Laden was the “tragedy” not the terrorist leaders death itself.
Mr Corbyn’s original comments had come from an interview with Iranian news channel, The Agenda.
However the malicious Mr Cameron made no show of an attempt at quoting Mr Corbyn correctly and instead used the old quote out of context, to mislead people, claiming he felt Mr Corbyn somehow constituted a “threat to national security.”
Even the BBC has called the Conservatives out on this particular propaganda campaign. See – BBC’s Stephen Sackur accuses Tories of spreading propaganda about Jeremy Corbyn, and of being unaccountable and undemocratic.
Supporters of the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, went on to give Prime Minister David Cameron a taste of his own medicine by sharing a clip of the exact moment when he says: “the death of Osama bin Laden was a tragedy”, removing its context, causing mirth and a sense of poetic justice amongst Corbyn’s strong following.
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