Supporters of Labour mutiny attack investigative journalist over months-old tweet

Islamophobic tweet: Rupert Murdoch (left).

Islamophobic tweet: Rupert Murdoch (left).

Vox Political would like to announce that it supports Steve Topple and The Canary in their rejection of allegations of anti-Semitism.

Mr Topple is the investigative reporter who has uncovered vital information about the so-called ‘Chicken Coup’ by mutineers against Jeremy Corbyn in the Parliamentary Labour Party.

His work must be having an effect, because it seems somebody supporting the mutineers has looked into Mr Topple’s Twitter history, uncovered a tweet from January last year, and presented it, out of context, as proof that he is an anti-Semite.

It’s exactly the same tactic that was used against Naz Shah MP, the week before the local elections in May (although I doubt it was the same person).

While there may have been a little ambiguity about Ms Shah’s personal feelings, though, there can be none about Mr Topple’s. Here is the explanation put forward by The Canary:

In January 2015 Rupert Murdoch tweeted an islamaphobic statement, which was later satirised by our writer Steve Topple. Rupert Murdoch’s tweet is as follows:

160703 Murdoch islamophobic tweet

Steve Topple satirised this as follows:

160703 Topple satirical tweet

Steve’s intention was to underscore the inherent racism in Rupert Murdoch’s original statement. It is unfortunate that this has now been taken out of context in an attempt to undermine Steve’s ongoing investigation into the Labour coup.

Canary Media stands against racism in all its forms. Therefore it goes without saying that we do not tolerate anti-semitism.

Source: Our response to allegations against The Canary, 3 July 2016 | The Canary


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6 thoughts on “Supporters of Labour mutiny attack investigative journalist over months-old tweet

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      No problem.
      It could have been any one of us. We’ve all written things that could be turned against us, if taken out of context, so I think it’s important for us all to unite against such efforts to mislead the public.

  1. Juliette Emery

    The “higher they raise their barriers – the taller we become”. When they cannot destroy or refute the message than the next step is to shoot the messenger but even that has failed. The time has come for the light to shine through the darkness of the the political and MSM world and despite the power that they believe money has given them, We are able to educate ourselves through the freedom of the World Wide Web and to establish the differences between truth and falsehood and with the growing unity of the people the power is shifting. Slightly. Slowly. Silently. We have an obligation to each other, to promote the voices of those who are unable to speak. We have an obligation to protect our planet. We have a right for truth.

  2. Brian

    Anne Coffey, Labour Councilor for Stockport recently held a BBC interview in which she stated:- I have knocked on doors of residents who have told me they no longer want Corbyn as leader.

    I have contacted her to prove what these constituents say, to provide evidence of when, how many & where. To date, there is silence.

    I believe that these claims are totally misrepresented and unfounded. Lets face it, if these blue knicker wearing conspiring mutineers of labourites want to play this game, so can those who seek the truth. Interestingly, I have found that the contact email addresses of many politicians have been disabled. Have other concerned people found this also?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Yes they have. I know of two commenters to this site who have had the same experience.

      1. Brian

        Now why would they do that, unless they are unable to answer questions without compromising their integrity.

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