Tributes are being made to Dawn Foster, the journalist who was fired from The Guardian for – rightly – identifying centrists as the cancer in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party.
Ms Foster has died at the tragically young age of 34, after a long battle with illness.
But it is not her illness that comes across as the most upsetting part of this. Scan down the tributes below and you will see that friends of Ms Foster are incandescent with outrage over the fact that she was blacklisted by The Guardian for writing something we now know to be a clear and demonstrable truth:
The @guardiannews fired Dawn Foster for writing this – ‘Many centrist Labour MPs desperately wanted the party to lose heavily so they could depose Jeremy Corbyn…A Labour government with Corbyn in charge is less preferable to them than an indefinite Tory government’ #DawnFoster https://t.co/W9G5dpHp6b
— Phil Gould (@bongosaloon) July 16, 2021
well said mate x that piece linked here. https://t.co/PTRxVBBByT
— KateMcK (@TheKateMcK) July 15, 2021
That was written about the 2017 general election result, which Labour very nearly won – and, it is believe, would have won if not for centrist saboteurs. They had better luck in the 2019 election, after having carried out two more years of wrecking. Read the full article via the link below.
The column that got Dawn Foster "blacklisted" by the Guardian.
The Guardian claims to speak truth to power, but Dawn really did. And the cowards punished her for it.
— Frank Owen's Legendary Paintbrush 🟨🟥🥀🇵🇸 (@WarmongerHodges) July 15, 2021
It should be pointed out that there were some in the Labour Party who rated Ms Foster.
This is desperately sad news. Dawn was a brilliant writer and voice for the voiceless. She will be so terribly missed. Love and thoughts with Dawn’s family and friends x https://t.co/hjudtxu8Sz
— Rebecca Long-Bailey (@RLong_Bailey) July 15, 2021
For This Writer, though, the extraordinary thing about her was this perception of her work (with apologies for the strong language, which is not mine):
I'll always remember how Dawn Foster was the only journalist with the courage to call that wanker Tom Watson out on his bullshit even though it cost her her job. She never pulled her punches and alway did what she thought was right. RIP.
— Agree to disagree 🍊 🍊 🍊 (@StefGotBooted) July 15, 2021
She wasn’t; many, many journalists – including This Writer – criticised Watson continually after his agenda became clear. That was in 2015, so we spent many years doing it.
But we were on the social media and she was in the mainstream. Her blacklisting demonstrates the high degree of censorship carried out by the UK’s media giants.
They really do tell you what to think – and, critically, what not to think.
I’ll close with perhaps the best tribute that I’ve seen, and I hope that everybody reading this will support the sentiments it conveys:
Dawn Foster was one of the few journalists in this country who wrote about workers like their lives mattered. It was never in any doubt what side she was on, and she will be deeply missed. My love and strength to her friends and family.
— Dave Ward (@DaveWardGS) July 15, 2021
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