The tagline for the Huffington Post article quoted below is “Leaked emails reveal the Corbyn campaign’s paranoia” – but it isn’t paranoia, is it?
The Huffington Post itself has been briefing against Mr Corbyn for weeks and that line seems clearly calculated to increase discontent at the prospect of him retaining the Labour leadership.
The Mirror declared its support for Owen Smith very early on, and the Guardian claims impartiality – but This Writer pointed out four anti-Corbyn articles on its ‘Politics’ front page only a matter of days ago.
Then there’s the treatment of Corbyn supporter Billy Bragg by The Times… and subsequently the Mail, Express and Metro.
Sure, refusing to co-operate with these organisations is handing them a stick to beat him, but it would be far worse to attend one of their events – and be at their mercy.
Corbyn’s team is bringing intelligence back into politics. Of course it will be greeted with hostility.
Jeremy Corbyn is refusing to attend leadership hustings organised by the Mirror, New Statesman, Guardian or Channel Four as his team believe they are all biased against him.
In an email seen by the Huff Post UK, Corbyn’;s campaign director Jon Lansman accuses those four media outlets of taking “partisan positions against Jeremy’s leadership or campaign”;, adding they “therefore can’t be regarded as impartial hosts or moderators”.
His objections are part of a series of back-and-forth negotiations between Labour HQ and Corbyn’s campaign over how the leadership contest debates should be arranged.
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