At least Metro couched its reporting of the government-sponsored lie by saying the crisis caused by the lack of lorry drivers “is thought to have been exacerbated by the so-called ‘pingdemic'”.
We know the shortage of lorry drivers has little to do with the government’s Covid-19 warning app on mobile phones, though, don’t we?
It happened because of Brexit; the drivers have all been sent back to the EU nations where they were born.
And now the army has been put on standby to deliver supplies to supermarkets.
That’s 2,000 qualified HGV drivers to make up an expected shortfall of 100,000. Does that seem realistic to you?
We all know the truth, and we’re all saying more or less the same thing:
A functioning country in peacetime DOES NOT NEED ITS ARMY TO DELIVER FOOD
— Eva Feltham 💙 3.5% REJOINER FBPE FBPA (@MyGineration) August 8, 2021
And they bloody love a flag! Who doesn’t want our food being delivered by people who put flags absolutely bloody everywhere?!
— Shaun Nicholson (@shaunnicholson) August 8, 2021
The country has been in disaster mode since Johnson was elected. Tragic decision by the electorate, most whom had already committed us to Brexit. Voted Leave + Voted Tory + would do both again – how many do we think quality? Ten million? More? Fewer?
— gordon simpson (@gordonbsimpson) August 8, 2021
True. Plus they still have normal duties to do including training and deployments.
— TARTANARSE🏴🏴🇮🇪 (@tartanarse) August 8, 2021
— Lizzie (@flelizi) August 8, 2021
Given the amount of HGV qualified drivers in the Army this is nothing but a sticking plaster. Same when they roll out the Green Goddesses. Desperate PR from a Govt trying to convince us it's in control.
— Manumission – Guitarist with Tout-á-Coup Jazz (@lockforward4) August 8, 2021
There is one conclusion to be drawn from this story.
It is that Metro is written by stenographers for government propagandists, rather than by proper reporters.
That’s not my opinion; it’s that of Ian Leslie in The Critic, who wrote the words quoted here:
A lot of journalists — including one who had to post a “please retweet” apology yesterday — are jerking themselves silly over a piece that includes the following paragraph. I analyse reams of British journalism daily. The majority does not deliver on this hubristic ideal… pic.twitter.com/LSnyvmD1gV
— Mic Wright (@brokenbottleboy) August 7, 2021
“Journalists check our stories about what’s going on against the facts and give us different, more truthful angles.”
That certainly doesn’t seem to have happened here! A caveat that the problem “is thought to have been” due to the ‘pingdemic’ doesn’t cut any ice.
Aren’t we lucky to have journalism like that of Vox Political, here on the social media! And what a shame most people are too busy reading Metro to even give it a glance.
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