Remember This Site’s commentary earlier today (September 22) on Boris Johnson’s alleged corruption in giving huge amounts of public money to a friend who he also allowed to go on trade junkets?
It seems the mainstream media are – shamefully – trying to hush it up.
And it would be easy to achieve that. This Site doesn’t have a very high readership (and depends hugely on shares via social media platforms like Facebook – that could be cut down hugely if people in power there decide to restrict the circulation of Vox Political posts), and many other left media organisations are in the same position.
Fortunately, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has stepped in to demand fairness:
Jeremy Corbyn calls the BBC Marr programme out for pro-establishment bias. pic.twitter.com/9KKEbqvgvt
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) September 22, 2019
It’s a reasonable point, made in reasonable terms: If people like the BBC’s Andrew Marr feel justified in asking searching questions of Mr Corbyn, when are they going to start giving Boris Johnson the same treatment? And why aren’t they doing so already?
The video heralds what many are suggesting will be a much stronger reaction against perceived media bias by Labour. It seems the plan is not to allow any imbalance in reporting to go unremarked any more.
About time, wouldn’t you say?
Yep, absolutely spot on, the Establishment is rotten to the core and always looks after its own. Thank goodness for Jeremy Corbyn, a man of truth and integrity, no wonder they are all out to get him at every opportunity.
I am sickened by the way these Tories and their media barons slant stories to present a twisted view where everything and everyone else is at fault regardless of how damaging the story is. Truth, honesty and justice are alien to them and they have proved they will stop at nothing and stoop as low as is necessary to present the “good tories” and hold on to power..
I’m just about to watch Andrew Marr. There are lots of sheep, it seems, that are soiling their tails.
It could simply have been a matter of time. I have just finished watching the programme and Andrew Marr spent 26 minutes talking with Jeremy Corbyn but only 13 minutes talking with Dominic Raab, only half as long. What is more interesting is how briefly it was touched upon, during the review of the Sunday papers.
Do you really think that’s all it was? It’s a major story.
No, I’m merely suggesting possible reasons for its omission, especially given the content of the remainder of the interview. What was really telling, though, as I mentioned, was how briefly it was touched upon, during the review of the Sunday papers and how quickly the story diverted to the Prime Minister’s other battles and on to Nigel Farage; that was a shock. Why bother with a story of such importance only to brush it aside post-haste? They can’t have spent more than 30 seconds on it. Also, when Andrew Marr was discussing the front pages, it was almost like he had to mention it, because it was in shot but it seemed, on the face of it, like it wasn’t going to be mentioned, at all. I could be wrong but that did make my ears prick up.