It goes to Evan Bartlett of iNews.

His article seems promising, being headlined Jeremy Corbyn: The media has failed to give Labour a voice.

But it soon degenerates into nonsense, quoting the semi-coherent Jess “I would knife Jeremy Corbin in the front” Phillips and making an absurd reference to the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

It seems the entire article is intended, not to discuss Mr Corbyn’s (accurate) claim that the news media are failing the public by failing to report on the Labour Party beyond calling for its leader’s resignation, but to ridicule him for daring to criticise the right-wing, in-the-pockets-of-the-Tories press.

It begins:

Jeremy Corbyn has accused the media of being “utterly obsessed” about questioning his leadership while failing to properly report on his party’s policies.

The Labour leader reacted angrily when asked if he would continue in his role despite poor opinion poll ratings during an interview with ITV on Tuesday.

So far, so good – and if it had continued in this manner, the piece might have had something to say.

Instead it went on to prove the accuracy of Mr Corbyn’s statement (above):

His dogged perseverance in the face of criticism led to one of his own MPs, Jess Phillips, comparing him to the Black Knight from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a character who battles on despite it being clear to the viewer he is dying.

The Birmingham Yardley MP also said for Mr Corbyn to stay on as leader would be “the ultimate selfish act”.

See what I mean? Instead of addressing Mr Corbyn’s assertion – that the media are failing to report on Labour’s policies – Mr Bartlett fell straight back into questioning his leadership.

He even quoted Ms Phillips in depth – a dangerous act as her comments were hardly what anybody could call coherent:

“It’s like – what’s it called? – Monty Python where he’s like ‘it’s only a flesh wound!’, it is getting a bit like that.”

She’s, like, pathetic.

Oh, but there is a bit tacked onto the end of the article, sub-headed

So what are Labour’s policies?

in which Mr Bartlett manages not to discuss any of them. Instead, he stated, “Mr Corbyn promised to lay out the policies he says the media are not reporting.”

Why not do a bit of research?

It isn’t hard – look, I’ll demonstrate with a handy little infographic:

That wasn’t difficult, was it? It’s all out on the social media – if some reporters only bothered to look.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn: The media has failed to give Labour a voice

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