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Vitriol and ridicule. These are the weapons punctuating the media as the threat of a genuinely left-wing leader of a once left-wing party looms. From a party perspective it’s the “return to the dark ages” that plagues Timelord, Jeremy Corbyn hardest, as he takes up arms in a leadership battle he didn’t initially like the look of. Who knows, perhaps he did that thing with the wet finger in the wind and forecasted shitstorm.
Faecal gazer or not, most of the anti-campaign battering old Corbs and Co will have registered in mock surprise, if surprise at all. For ye olde Status Quo is a vengeful beast—threaten to beat and it shall bite first.
Look beyond the content and here is a man subject to ridicule as he riffs earnestly about that which he believes in, for the judgement, amongst others, that he is “unelectable”. He is not the same—so he is “unelectable”. He is something different—so he is “unelectable”. No one, no single person, is qualified to make that judgement. Not in a democracy worth its salt. And, just to confirm this annihilation of political integrity, this verdict implies that his counterparts have based their policies on that which they think is most likely to win them the great popularity contest, and not that which they believe will lead to genuine, positive change.
The point here is not to profess an allegiance to Corbyn—though I do generally like much of what ebbs out of his bearded, grandfatherly face—but to highlight the power the mainstream media wields in its pursuit to uphold what it stands for, and the willingness to misrepresent and misconstrue for that cause, even at the cost of truth. Though it can be said that the media isn’t yet one, single-bodied entity, it is born under one, single-minded ideology, and routinely acts as a barricade before the establishment’s hallowed walls.
Basically, what I’m saying is: