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Friday, 21 August 2015

The media are scrapping the barrel looking for "smears"

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-compares-actions-of-isis-to-us-military-and-says-some-of-what-they-have-done-is-quite-appalling-10464596.html



Jeremy Corbyn compares actions of Isis to US military and says 'some of what they have done is quite appalling'





Jeremy Corbyn addressing another packed meeting





The media, this time the Independent", are really scrapping the barrel as they leap onto the anti Corbyn bandwagon with another distorted smear.

What Corbyn actually said was:

 "Yes they (ISIS) are brutal, yes some of what they have done is quite appalling. Likewise, what the Americans did in Fallujah and other places is appalling".

He is absolutely right,what happened in Fallujah was appalling and ISIS are brutal.
Why the media should be so aroused by someone speaking the truth has more to do with their hypocrisy in reporting "news"designed to smear Corbyn (again) than with any sense, however misguided that what they report  is even relevant. Moreover, this "news" is over 12 months old and is only reproduced now as an attempt to damage Corbyn's image. In this, the "Independent" joins the BBC and other media in their barrel scraping operations which succeed only in emphasising their own failings in responsible journalism.