“Can Rishi Sunak Save the Economy from Covid-19?” asked the BBC at the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown. The tweet and accompanying video (which featured the Chancellor “literally handing cash to a line of unemployed people”) portrayed Sunak as Superman and was swiftly withdrawn after a torrent of users accused the BBC of state propaganda.Read Full Article
“Don’t worry about your A-levels, I don’t have any. Do what I did instead and spend £676,000 in a nationwide referendum.”
So said the Twitter account of Darren Grimes on the day the English exam results were released. The tweet alludes to his origin story: the fashion student plucked from obscurity to face charges of electoral fraud after £675,000 of Brexit campaign money avoided a funding cap by being channelled through Grimes’ BeLeave organisation.Read Full Article
Journalists love to talk of politicians “flip-flopping” or being “forced into a U-turn”. No politician would recover from conducting the comedy U-turn, wearing flip-flops, carried out by The Independent this month.Read Full Article
Boris Johnson loves a catchphrase – Build Build Build, Get Brexit Done, Make Britain Great Again – but his go-to phrase in coronavirus lockdown was never quite delivered with the same relish.
Does Johnson, educated at Eton and Oxford, gifted his first job in journalism at The Times, truly believe that “we’re all in this together”?Read Full Article
“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it,” said Winston Churchill.
The history of Churchill has been written by many – including an ex-journalist called Boris Johnson – but a new chapter has been opened by the Black Lives Matter protests.Read Full Article
“The media is the most powerful entity on earth” wrote Malcolm X. “They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent.”Read Full Article
Jeremy Corbyn has spent decades serving his parliamentary constituency and campaigning on issues like gay rights, anti-racism, anti-Apartheid and against acts of war such as the UK-US invasion of Iraq.
How this man came to be viewed as a “threat to national security”1 and “an existential threat to Jewish life”2 is a remarkable demonstration of the mainstream media’s ability to distort reality.READ FULL ARTICLE