Flash View 2: Assassination by Insinuation

 

During Radio 4’s Today programme’s (Saturday, 20th May) newspaper review, an item was highlighted that the intelligence services had, at one point, opened a file on Jeremy Corbyn due to suspicions he was supportive of the IRA.

The Labour manifesto was beginning to gain traction, while the Tory’s had met hostility. Better to switch from competing ideas and policies to personalities and character assassination.

A story in a ‘paper has limited impact, but reported by a national broadcaster significantly magnifies its effect.

Corbyn’s subsequent statement condemning all bombing is also now being interpreted, through compliant media, as being pro-IRA.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s