The title is a quote from a BBC paper review from 9th December about Jeremy Corbyn and his election campaigning.
This is even more evidence that it was the media what won it for the Tories.
How on earth is the fridgegate serial liar Johnson, who makes a habit of running away from the public, seen as a more reliable and upstanding leader than Jeremy Corbyn? It as if a coward is necessarily more Prime Ministerial than an allotment holder…
Yet it has been widely reported that lifelong Labour voters either did not vote or voted Tory because of Corbyn’s ‘leadership’.
Cognitive dissonance reigned as a result of media propaganda that othered a lifelong anti-racism campaigner as an anti-semite. This was the same media that had a few years earlier, denounced Jewish, Ralph Milleband, Ed’s father, as an enemy of Britain purely on the basis that his son was Labour leader.
Whereas it used to be said that the medium has devalued the message, it is now much worse than that: it strives continually to slant it, in order to influence electoral outcomes. And it seems to be getting more successful at it.
The major tangential disaster is that as a result of misleading so successfully not only has a Labour government been lost but Brexit has been won. And Brexit has been won on the basis of a minority of votes cast. That Brexit may or may not be ‘hard’. But for most Britons it will be very hard indeed.