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Corbyn, Hitler and Press TV

by | 3rd, July 2016

Two stories about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stand out in today’s media.

ONE: Corbyn the Fearful

The Observer reports that the Labour Party leader is so weak he fears his deputy, Tom Watson.

A senior Labour source, close to the embattled leader, said they had blocked Watson from talking privately to Corbyn because they have a “duty of care”. “They [Watson’s aides] want Watson to be on his own with Corbyn so that he can jab his finger at him,” the source said. “We are not letting that happen. He’s a 70-year-old [sic] man. We have a duty of care … This is not a one-off. There is a culture of bullying.”

Vote Corbyn, then, a leader who will lead the country forward until he meets a man with pointy finger, like Labour peer Alan Sugar, the spirit of Lord Kitchener or Tom Watson.

TWO: Corbyn the Fearless

The Business Insider (BI) website says: “Jeremy Corbyn was paid by an Iranian state TV station that was complicit in the forced confession of a tortured journalist.”

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn accepted up to £20,000 (about $27,000) for appearances on the Iranian state broadcast network Press TV — a channel that was banned in the UK for its part in filming the detention and torture of an Iranian journalist… Corbyn’s final Press TV appearance was six months after the network had its broadcasting license revoked by Ofcom for airing a forced confession by Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari.

A spokesperson for Corbyn told Business Insider, “We don’t comment on historical matters.”

What Corbyn is and what Corbyn is not is the hot debate. How much is the media to blame, if at all, for how Corbyn is perceived? The BI website features a video of Corbyn and a suggestive teaser. The picture is below:


Corbyn PRess TV


No Nazi salute, of course. But it is Godwin’s Law at work.


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