Ken Loach makes promotional video for Jeremy Corbyn. The Guardian labels it ‘propaganda’

Ken Loach: ‘There is something extraordinary happening in politics’ [Image: ANSA/Claudio Peri/EPA].

Ken Loach: ‘There is something extraordinary happening in politics’ [Image: ANSA/Claudio Peri/EPA].

What an insult to Ken Loach.

The left-wing film-maker, whose I, Daniel Blake moved critics at the Cannes Film Festival to tears earlier this year, has made a promotional film for Jeremy Corbyn – and Guardian columnist Jamie Grierson has labelled it “propaganda”.

Propaganda, for those who aren’t aware (including, presumably, Mr Grierson), is information used to promote a political cause or point of view – that are commonly false, exaggerated, biased or misleading.

Mr Loach is hardly Leni Riefenstahl – but by using the word, The Graun invites unfavourable comparisons.

What, exactly, is false, exaggerated, biased or misleading about Mr Loach’s video?

Is it simply that Mr Grierson doesn’t agree with it and doesn’t want Guardian readers to like it either?

If so, isn’t it The Guardian‘s article that is propaganda?

Ken Loach, the veteran film-maker and chronicler of working class life, has filmed an hour-long promotional video for Jeremy Corbyn, to be shown to his supporters.

Loach, the director of Kes, The Wind That Shakes The Barley and I, Daniel Blake, filmed two Q&A sessions with supporters of the Labour leader in Sheffield and London for the propaganda video titled In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn.

The incumbent Labour leader is asked questions on policies at the heart of his campaigning message, including workers’ rights, cuts to welfare and the Iraq war.

Source: Ken Loach makes promotional video for Jeremy Corbyn | Film | The Guardian

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10 thoughts on “Ken Loach makes promotional video for Jeremy Corbyn. The Guardian labels it ‘propaganda’

  1. david dobson

    What really gets me is things such as Neil Kinnock who is to appear on Panorama to talk about Corbyn …..this is an ex leader of the Labour Party who Thatcher made mincemeat of, and this failed leader is now going to tell the Labour supporters his version of Labour . This is the man who has betrayed his working class and left wing credentials by excepting a peerage, im afraid I don’t see any Lords travelling by bus, I don’t know any Dukes or Earls living in terraced housing or blocks of flats. By taking the title of Lord Kinnock has sold out on his Labour beliefs . The Labour Party is the champion of the less well off the needy and the manual workers not Lords and Ladies in short he sold out , and therefore has no credibility . As for Ken Loach of course little darlings like Grierson will have a go at him , Grierson has to justify his wages to his bosses and so propaganda or distortion of the facts is what he and his ilk are about , his words are empty and mean nothing as in truth they are nothing and only a fool would heed them.

  2. Darren webb

    Loach, the director of Kes, The Wind That Shakes The Barley and I, Daniel Blake, filmed two Q&A sessions with supporters of the Labour leader in Sheffield and London for THE PROPAGANDA video titled In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn.

    But it’s not a propaganda film is it though I don’t see the logic if this is Satire

  3. Zippi

    This is typical of many journalists, today, whose use, knowledge and understanding of the English language is below the standard that would have been required to obtain a G.C.E. in the subject, at Ordinary level, when I attended school.

  4. dave g

    I have the utmost regard for ken loach. The smear campaign moves from jeremy corbyn to ken it seems. These people are running scared with the present threat to their comfortable statuses….i have never seen a more biased media coverage of an election process…AND STILL JEREMY WILL WIN

  5. muddz3

    I stopped buying the Guardian many years ago when it became obvious it was merely a mouthpiece for the establishment and it remains so today. I strongly suspect the Sunday Observer will also be ditched shortly after Corbyn wins this coming Saturday…

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