What We Can Learn About Mainstream Media Radicalisation From The Finsbury Attack

What We Can Learn About Mainstream Media Radicalisation From The Finsbury Attack

The Finsbury Park terror attack shows us how the mainstream media helps to radicalize terrorists. Extreme conspiracy and crazy, hate-filled website, Infowars, has been reported as being a source of Osborne’s radicalisation, however, this conveniently negates the role that mainstream media has clearly played in this attack — surely now it is time for the mainstream media to take some responsibility for the lies they print, and the lying politicians whose hate they amplify in doing so.

Until we demand more from the media — whether left or right — we can go expect more and more suffering, tragedy and horror as innocent people get caught up in the games of the power-elite who always seek to divide us.

Darren Osborne, the terrorist responsible for killing 1 and injuring 9 others victims — mowing them down with a van outside a Mosque in Finsbury Park, has been sentenced to 43 years in prison for his rampage of violence.

 His trial has also revealed that he was planning to kill Jeremy Corbyn, Osborne told the court that:
it would be one less terrorist off our streets.
And also referred to Corbyn as:
Mr terrorist sympathiser

Echoing the many lies and smears directed at Corbyn by the right-wing over the last couple of years, and showing that their propaganda can quickly turn into tragedy.

Osborne’s trial has revealed that he was greatly influenced, motivated and radicalized by far-right propaganda — sources such the as conspiracy and extreme right-wing “news” website, Infowars.

Its hosts, the increasingly deranged, Alex Jones and professional shouter, Paul Joseph Watson were named during the trial as sources of radicalisation. It was also revealed that Osborne was in contact with Britain First’s Jayda Fransen and that he had received emails from neo-Nazi, Tommy Robinson.

Paul Joseph Watson’s vile response to the Westminster terror attack.

However, absolutely no attention has been paid to the fact that much of the same kind of extreme right-wing narratives and far-right hate preaching can also be found in the vast majority of mainstream media news — which reached a fever pitch of lies and hatred around the time of the attack in June.

 And, of course, absolutely no attention has been paid to the fact that many of these motivating narratives — lies — were spouted by Theresa May and the Tories in a bid to defeat Corbyn during the general election.

 

Just a few weeks before the attack, on the day of the snap GE The Daily Mail and The Sun proudly displayed these jaw-dropping headlines formed of lies, smear, hatred and utter contempt for humanity itself:

 

Front Pages The Sun Daily Mail
The Sun and Daily Mail, 7 June 2017

These disgraceful headlines followed months and months of targeted attacks on Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell, and Diane Abbott in which they had been smeared as being “threats to national security” — a narrative first spouted by former prime minister David Cameron.

Mail header

Mail Corbyn Jihadist BULLSHIT
The Daily Mail started their campaign of smear on Corbyn long before Infowars

This outrageous lie was also echoed time and time again by Theresa May — especially during the GE.

Following the Manchester terror attack in May last year, with the election campaigns in full swing, Corbyn responded by saying that we need to look at our foreign policy in response to these kinds of attacks by Islamic radicals — making the obvious link between our illegal wars and terrorism, Corbyn said:

Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services have pointed to the connections between wars our government has supported or fought in other countries, such as Libya, and terrorism here at home.

That assessment in no way reduces the guilt of those who attack our children. Those terrorists will forever be reviled and implacably held to account for their actions.

But an informed understanding of the causes of terrorism is an essential part of an effective response that will protect the security of our people, that fights rather than fuels terrorism.

Protecting this country requires us to be both strong against terrorism and strong against the causes of terrorism. The blame is with the terrorists, but if we are to protect our people we must be honest about what threatens our security.

Following this response Labour jumped in the polls, illustrating strong public support for this very elementary points and highlighting the need for a change in foreign policy.

May, however, responded to Corbyn by attempting to twist the narrative — painting Corbyn, yet again, as a threat to national security.

May said:

At the same time, Jeremy Corbyn has said that terror attacks in Britain are our own fault – and he has chosen to do that just a few days after one of the worst terrorist atrocities we have experienced in the United Kingdom.

And:

I want to make one thing very clear to Jeremy Corbyn – and it is that there can never be an excuse for terrorism – there can be no excuse for what happened in Manchester.

May, in a shameless display to pick up votes went on to say:

The choice that people face at the general election has just become starker.

Adding:

It’s a choice between me, working constantly to protect the national interest and to protect our security – and Jeremy Corbyn , who frankly isn’t up to the job.

Osborne, we now know, was on also planning to attack Jeremy Corbyn himself — his “hate letter’ gives a clear insight into what motivated his bloodthirsty rampage.

Transcript of the letter written by Darren Osborne, read out in court by Jonathan Rees QC:

Why are their terrorists on our streets today? Weve had 3 Recent terror attacks, our children splattered against the walls of concerts, part n parcel by all accounts, Mr Sadiq Khan, no it isn’t how you can let this happen, terrorists marching through our capital city, you’re a disgrace where was the public outrage after 1400 of our white british none muslim girls?
Where were you in Rotherham Lily allen Jeremy Corby nowhere to be seen, Just thinking about how many more inbred migrants you can bring into the country, the local harbour map of Rotherham mr Hussain wrote of character Reference For one of the rapists in court, really now, hang on a minute am I missing something here, where was you all, Jez & lil?

Don’t you fancy getting involved in that the only protest within the muslim community were when taxi drivers were asked to put cctv in their cars, seriously your taking the piss, mr Hussain has been promoted.

Don’t people get it, this is happening up and down our Green and pleasant land, Ferrel inbred raping muslim men hunting in packs preying on our children, this will be coming to a town near you soon, it most probably has, get back to the desert, you raping inbred bastards & climb back on ya camels. people don’t be swayed by corbyn & his Free packed lunch, & uni fees think of your childrens future, islams ideology doesn’t belong here & neither does Sharia law.
So mr Sadiq Khan how are you this morning?
I’d imagine your gonna have a hard job keeping your happy go lucky vibrant city in order, Part n parcel of living in a big city, carry on as normal, bk to ya day Jobs, what about you Jez?

Osborne concludes, most tellingly, by calling Corbyn…:

Mr terrorist sympathiser, or should I call you harold, “you dirty old man” put that in ya pipe, & have some sympathy for me, well Folkes gotta go busy day today.
Remember peaceful vigils only & please dont look back in anger, God Save the Queen.

It is clear from Osborne’s letter that he also considered to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to be a threat to the country as well (another common theme of right-wing propaganda).

Even the reference to Corbyn as “Harold” from the 1960’s sitcom, Steptoe and Son, calling him a “dirty old man” is a smear job directly lifted from mainstream right-wing media.

Both The Sun and The Daily Mail have repeatedly made this “joke” over the years.

Corbyn Steptoe DM 1Corbyn Steptoe DM 2

For the record, Harold is the name of the younger Steptoe, not old man Steptoe, whose name is Albert.

The court also released a timeline of Osborne’s internet activity, showing what kind of material he was likely to be looking at and thus what drove this kind of bizarre thinking and extreme hatred: essentially this is a timeline of the radicalization process itself:

Timeline of social media activity linked to Osborne in weeks before attack from Press Association:

May 16, 17, 18
Three episodes of the BBC drama Three Girls are aired.
Osborne’s estranged partner tells the court in a statement that he became “obsessed” with Muslims after watching the programme, which made them both “angry”.
She says it is possible the pair watched the episodes on catch-up at a later date.

May 22
Manchester terror attack.
Some 22 people die after Salman Abedi detonates a bomb at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

June 3
Osborne receives an email from Twitter inviting him to confirm his account.
7.15pm – Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen sends a direct message to Osborne on Twitter. The content of this message is not known.
Late evening – London Bridge terror attack. Eight people die in the knife and van atrocity.

June 4
12.48am–12.49am – A number of web searches for Jayda Fransen carried out on an iPad.
Views a number of tweets from her, including breaking news on London Bridge.
1.11pm–1.24pm – A number of Google searches for Britain First leader Paul Golding carried out on an iPad, followed by further searches for Jayda Fransen and Tommy Robinson, English Defence League founder.
Osborne receives an email welcoming him after joining Twitter.
10.36pm–10.38pm – Google searches for “syria bus bombing”, “manchester bombing”, “lee rigby” and “westminster bombing” carried out on an iPhone.

June 6
3.09pm–3.22pm – A number of Google searches for a variant of “muslim celebrating usis in tunnel” carried out on an iPhone.
Accesses Infowars article: “Proof: Muslims celebrated terror attack in London.”
9.09pm – Google search for “which party want to bring back the death penalty” carried out on an iPhone.

 

June 7
6.21pm – Google search for “bad things about labour” carried out on an iPhone.
6.22pm – Google search for “mayor of rochdale” and “local MP of Rochdale” carried out on an iPhone.
6.34pm – Google search for “sadiq khan” carried out on an iPhone.

 

June 9
Screenshot of an image captured on an iPhone of an email, probably a circular, from “Tommy Robinson” to “Darren Osborne”, inviting him to a rally in Manchester.
It says: “What Salman Abedi did is not the beginning and it won’t be the end. There is a nation within a nation forming just beneath the surface of the UK. It is a nation built on hatred, on violence and on Islam.”
The message is signed “Yours Truly, Tommy Robinson.”

June 14
Early hours – Grenfell Tower fire. Some 71 people die in the London tower block blaze.
9.01am–10.23am – A number of Google searches for Tommy Robinson carried out on an iPad.
6.16pm – iPhone screenshot shows a second email from “Tommy Robinson” to “Darren Osborne” on seeking justice for Chelsey Wright, of Sunderland.

June 17
10.10am – Osborne rents a Citroen van from Pontyclun Van Hire in Mid Glamorgan, Wales.
1.23pm–1.30pm – More Google searches for Tommy Robinson carried out on an iPad.
A tweet by Tommy Robinson – “Anger? When a Muslim bombed our kids we were told not to look back in anger?” – is viewed.
1.35pm – Google search for “sadiq khan says part and parcel” is carried out on an iPad.
1.37pm – Google search for ‘Jeremy Corbyn’ is carried out on an iPad.
3.22pm–3.37pm – A number of Google searches for Tommy Robinson carried out on iPad.
3.31pm – A tweet by Tommy Robinson – “Where was the day of rage after the terrorist attacks. All I saw was lighting candles” – is viewed on an iPad.
3.37pm – Google search for “sadiq khan carry on as normal” is carried out on iPad.
7.30pm–9.30pm – Osborne goes to the Hollybush pub, where he composes a handwritten letter said to have been found in the van used in the attack and is accused of “preaching racial hatred” by another customer.

June 18
Osborne travels to London.

June 19
12.15am – Osborne drives van into a group of Muslims tending to a man who has fallen ill.

Infowars Proof muslims PJW

Infowars Proof muslims PJW 2
The Infowars article by loudmouth hate preacher, Paul Joseph Watson, that Osborne is referenced to have accessed.

There can be no doubt that Osborne was also accessing vast amounts of mainstream media whilst carrying out these searches. It is easy to just blame the far-right hate preachers here, but honestly, how much more extreme is Paul Joseph Watson than The Sun, or Mail in their coverage of Corbyn, terrorism, or Muslims?

How much more extreme are the sick and disturbing narratives parroted by the Britain First hate preachers, than those parroted by May in response to terrorism in which she, once again, tried to blame Corbyn and smear him as terrorist sympathiser and national security threat?

A very clear link has been shown here between far-right hate preachers and actual terrorism with leading figures, Tommy Robinson, Paul Golding, and Jayda Fransen all mentioned by name as being in contact one way or another with Osborne.

Why then are these people not being investigated for inciting or inspiring terror?

If it was an Islamic terrorist such clear links would almost certainly be investigated, likely leading to detentions and prosecutions under the terrorism act.

Theresa May has always been quick to stress the need to clamp down on internet freedom following Islamic terror attacks, after the London Bridge attack in June, May was quick to blame the internet, saying:

We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed

Adding:

Yet that is precisely what the internet and the big companies that provide internet-based services provide.

And declaring that:

We need to do everything we can at home to reduce the risks of extremism online.

Yet, oddly enough May and the right-wing media have been strangely silent when it comes to the kind of right-wing extremist propaganda that clearly helped to motivate, radicalize and inspire Osborne.

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they are clearly part of the vile propaganda that does radicalise people and leads to such violent atrocities?

None of this is to say that the internet should be regulated by the nanny state, with May and co deciding what we can and can’t access, but rather this about the responsibility that the media, journalists, and above all else politicians should take for acts of terrorism, and the kind of language and information they put out there in doing so.

The right-wing press has become so vile and twisted over the years that much of it can be considered extremist hate preaching: and simply put propaganda to radicalize potential terrorists.

Yet, the mainstream media has not taken one shred of responsibility for this. Both they and the Tories spent their time and energy doing as much they could to smear Corbyn with a raft of ridiculous smears, endlessly repeating the doctrine that he is a threat to national security and a terrorist sympathizer who adored the IRA, and hates our country.

Such bile does have an effect — Osborne is testament to that fact, as was Jo Cox’s killer, Thomas Mair, and sadly many others.

As Corbyn said, we must understand and tackle the root causes of terrorism above all else, but the power establishment, of course, does nothing but create endless distraction from those root causes.

Writing their own versions of reality that have become hate-filled fantasy lands which feul more and more terrorism, and thus creates more and more innocent victims.

The mainstream media is the source of radicalization we should really be worried about,  and we should expect more from them, we should expect that their journalism isn’t likely to endanger people’s lives and that they should have a basic duty to balance and facts and some form sanity.

Whether left or right, the media and politicians must take responsibility for their actions.

Unless we force them to do so, it is impossible to imagine a world in which we can ever seriously tackle terrorist atrocities.

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NO, BBC! This is How To REALLY SPOT Fake News! The DEFINITIVE Must READ Guide To The BIGGEST, MOST DAMAGING PLAGUE Of Our Time!!!!!!!!

NO, BBC! This is How To REALLY SPOT Fake News! The DEFINITIVE Must READ Guide To The BIGGEST, MOST DAMAGING PLAGUE Of Our Time!!!!!!!!

Yesterday (9 May 2017) on BBC One snooze-athon The One (brain cell) Show our fearless leader Theresa May finally spoke — addressing her adoring populous (the BBC One Show Producers and Hosts) — alongside a man who she claimed was her husband.

 

The Show also contained a well-placed guide to spotting fake news — it is in this spirit that I would like to offer my own definitive guide to spotting fake news — thus doing my public duty to rid this plague from our otherwise perfectly, fully functioning democratic country.

May’s appearance was a sad and desperate attempt by her to appear as if she’s an ACTUAL HUMAN BEING.

Of course, the appearance was designed to appeal to middle-aged/middle-England and her raving fanbase of elderly people and Daily Mail fundamentalists — you know — people who CAN ACTUALLY bare to sit through the mind-numbing blandness of the One Show without shooting themselves in the head, or reaching for the “Osborne Special” — gram of extra strong cocaine — just to get through the experience.

 

May One Show
May and May on One Show: SCREENSHOT OF THE PM Wrinkling her face up. I don’t want to go full on Daily Mail here — but I feel this pose is quite Symbolic, none the less.

Sitting next to her was her husband — a man. Watching the happy couple pretend to be in love was certainly a sight for sore eyes — especially for me as I was sticking forks into mine just to stay awake.

 

May has generally kept away from the public — for good reason — she has the Hillary Clinton factor (the more people hear, see, or know about her the less they like her.)

 

This is precisely why she refuses to talk to the public — apart from a select “lucky” few at carefully, stage-managed events.

 

She has previously run away from the public on the campaign trail — and is notoriously fearful of ever talking to the people she demands/scares into voting for her.

 

May is about as likable as smallpox — if it was a choice between the two at the ballot box — it would still be a rough decision.

All she can offer is “strong and stable” a phrase which normally would only be used to describe an antique wooden table. And yet still the table would be preferable, as at least it really is “strong and stable”, making it about a gazillion times more truthful than the notorious bare-faced liar known as May.

 

In between this extended fluff-piece (fluffers being extras that give blowjobs between takes to porn stars to keep them going), we were treated to an enlightened segment about the peril of “fake news”.

The BBC  has decided that fake news is a huge problem — especially with young people. Although, no real evidence could be provided for this claim — as usual the BBC — took it upon themselves to teach the gullible children how to spot fake news.

 

sPOT FAKE NEWS — 1
The children were hearded into an old cabin and forced to learn about fake news.
sPOT FAKE NEWS — 3
Could you have more of a trick question? Trump is one of the most incomprehensible people in the world — telling fake Trump from real Trump is almost impossible. I wouldn’t be surprised if real Trump Retweeted fake Trump — unable to tell the difference himself.
sPOT FAKE NEWS — 2
The children learned a lot — mainly what they learned was to trust the BBC. And some cynics say the education system is just brainwashing children into conformity….

Turns out the answer according to the BBC was to trust the establishment media, ie: The BBC.

 

It is in the spirit that I would like to present my own definitive guide to spotting fake news (one of the biggest threats of our time.)

Let’s begin…..it’s complex stuff….so please pay attention.

Step:

  1. Open your internet browser.

  2. Type in the following: WWW.BBC.CO.UK/NEWS

  3. Choose an article (don’t worry it doesn’t matter which one).

  4. Read it carefully.

  5. CONGRATUALTIONS! You’ve now become an expert at spotting fake news!

Whether they be lying about WMD’s in Iraq and sending us into never-ending wars that cause the deaths 100,000’s of innocent people or making up stories about how everyone HATES Jeremy Corbyn or lying about Labour’s financial policy through their corporately funded spokesperson from the IFS — the BBC is the primary place to get your full dose of fake news (even better than this you’re forced to pay for this shit!)

In fact, it would be more surprising to read something actually truthful on the BBC.

You know, with ALL the relevant facts. Not just some that help supports the case they are trying to make — with a tiny amount of counter fact and opinion to give it the illusion of not being bias. But ALL THE FACTS.

It seems like every election the BBC are going to wheel out this fucking fake news BS. They jumped in at the deep end after Trump won the election blaming fake news — which as I said at the time was actually a ruse to try and censor and kill websites like this, or The Canary, or Evolve Politics.

 

A study after the election by Stanford University showed that fake news is unlikely to have been the reason for Trump’s election.

stanford Study Fake News 1stanford Study Fake News 2

Yet, the mainstream media cannot seem to make up its mind about this: on the one hand we have commentariats like Owen Jones saying that social media alone is not enough to get Corbyn elected. Then we have the BBC claiming that fake news (mainly spread through social media) is the reason Trump got elected.

 

Surely then, internet news cannot be both powerful enough to get the president of the US elected, and also so useless that it isn’t enough to get Corbyn elected?

My head hurts from this insane “logic”.

 

The BBC should actually be embarrassed by the fact that they leave so much information out of the “news” they broadcast — yet, they aren’t and won’t ever be.

 

The fact this segment was nestled nicely into the May’s “interview” makes it all the more ironic.

The Tories endless lies — calling Corbyn a “national security threat” and “terrorist sympathizer” and all the other stupid fake news shite they come out with — parroted, endlessly, gleefully in the echo chamber of the BBC and MSM.

Yes, the irony is painful.

The One Show — The Tories — The BBC — all the same thing in the end: propaganda.

Can’t wait until they have Corbyn on.

First question:

Now, Jeremy why do you hate the country, our freedoms, and national security so much?

Followed by:

 

We hear that you have plans to make every single child in the country read Marx’s communist manifesto 8 times EVERY SINGLE day — in the completely impossible event of you (ahahahahahahahahah!) winning on June 8 *sniggers* and beating the most POPULAR BELOVED POLITICIAN on the face of our planet! And her wonderful, caring, loving, husband.

Followed by:

Was it your love for the IRA’s well-known terrorist praiser Gerry Adams that inspired you to grow your Osama bin Laden like beard?

ETC…….

There you have it kids: how to REALLY spot fake news…..

 

WATCH: May Booed in Bristol ‘Tories Out! Corbyn In!’ Chant Blasts Her Speeding Cavalcade As “MOST POPULAR POLITICIAN OF ALL FUCKING TIME!” Continues Inspiring Campaign

WATCH: May Booed in Bristol ‘Tories Out! Corbyn In!’ Chant Blasts Her Speeding Cavalcade As “MOST POPULAR POLITICIAN OF ALL FUCKING TIME!” Continues Inspiring Campaign

I’ve actually lost track at this point of the multiple ways in which May has fucked up and killed her own image on the “campaign” trail  — check other posts from this blog for details —  and just some of the “highlights” so far.

Earlier today she locked journalists in a room and refused permission to film the supreme leader.

Now, in Bristol, she gets booed by a mob shouting “Tories out! Corbyn in!” as her cavalcade speeds past, after leaving what, no doubt, was yet another thrilling recital of her favorite catchphrase “strong and st…”  (can’t be bothered to type the rest quite frankly) to a selected few members of the anointed Tory congregation and a group of muzzled journalists.

The event took place in the middle of a housing estate and excluded local residents — following the familiar pattern established by Crosby and Co.

No doubt, just as with all the other embarrassing events — the latest will be ignored by the mainstream media — desperate as they are to keep selling the narrative that despite the fact the Tories and May are some of the most hated people in the country — she’s actually the most popular politician in the country — EVER — OF ALL TIME!

She’s better than chocolate made of gold, mixed with MDMA and the cutest kitten in the world!

Meanwhile in reality…this is what people really think of Theresa and her fellow Tories.

Thanks to Everyday Life on Youtube for recording this footage.

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May speaks to enthralled captives at Hungerford Community and Social Club in Brislington, Bristol on 2 May. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/EPA

Kim Jong-May LOCKS Journalists In Room & REFUSES Permission To Film Her During Latest “Campaign” Visit

Kim Jong-May LOCKS Journalists In Room & REFUSES Permission To Film Her During Latest “Campaign” Visit

The PM headed to Cornwall today to continue her general election “campaign” — as has now become standard procedure: May all but refused to answer any questions from journalists — this time, however, her team went one better — locking reporters in a room away from the PM during the visit, and refusing them permission to film her.

The monicker Kim Jong-May has recently been coined precisely because of May and her campaign’s insanely tight management of campaign events — mirroring that of dictatorships in which the media isn’t allowed to ever question, and in this case, even film the great and supreme leader.

This is an exceptionally sad state of affairs: we now live in a country in which the PM openly refuses to be filmed taking questions from journalists, and locks reporters away behind closed doors to stop them from reporting on her — shocking.

The reason that May is so averse to talking to the media should be obvious by now to anybody. Her team is smart enough to know that she’s intensely unlikeable, unable to answer any questions, and relies heavily on her 3 catchphrases: “strong and stable” now becoming a complete and utter joke even among Tory supporters and right-wing journos.

The way that May is treating the media is starting to piss a lot of them off — they are expected to blindly tout the Tory lines and spout endless praise of May, without getting anything in return — May is simply expecting them to act at foot-servants to her coronation — this kind of attitude doesn’t sit well even with a lot of the establishment media, and may well lead to some kind of backlash against her and her team.

Local news outlet Cornwall Live reported on May’s visit to the area today on her campaign trail.

The reporters noted the insane level of control that May’s team insisted on during the event, saying that they had been locked in a room and banned from filming the PM.

Cornwall Live reported that they had been banned from showing the PM arriving for her visit to a local industrial estate.

May Cornwall Visit 1

May’s team then locked the journalists in a room while May was doing stage-managed photo-ops on the other side of the door.

May Cornwall Visit 2 — locked in room

Cornwall Live said that the insane level of secrecy involved in the visit was unlike anything they had seen before:

Having covered several high-profile politicians’ and royal visits over the years, the level of media control here is far and above anything I’ve seen before. We’re not even allowed to show you her visiting the building.

Cornwall Live said that May’s team would only allow them to ask two questions and that May wouldn’t allow them to film the answer — they were given a maximum of 3 minutes to quiz the PM.

They asked her about the funding crisis in the area with public services, such as health, social care, and education — May answered using her using robotic slogans about “strong” and “stable” leadership.

Cornwall Live says:

With the county’s health and social care system heading towards a £264million deficit and the county’s head teachers warning they are facing millions being axed from their budgets, Prime Minister Theresa May was asked to find more money for Cornwall.

We even used the magic word…”please.”

Mrs May said there had been huge levels of spending in those sectors, but said Cornwall Council was also in a position to raise money for social care.

They also report that May dodged their question about Brexit, and gave her standard responses:

we stand at a crucuial moment” and that we must “get the right deal in Britain.

And, of course, no “response” from May would be complete without adding the pre-requisite:

That is about strong and stable leadership.

While the Cornwall Live reporters were locked away, May was being filmed by her tightly controlled team, and presumably cherry-picked journalists from MSM outlets — those who are allowed to report on our supreme leader the right way — ie: one in which May risks fucking up the least — a task which Laura K proves herself to be more than adept at every single day for the BBC.

 

May Cornwall Visit 2
Media pictures of the visit. May laughs — perhaps the man just told her his children are one of the 4 million in the country that currently lives in poverty under the Tories?

 

Even if you are an avid Tory supporter, this stuff should worry you — why the hell is May so reluctant to ever be questioned by reporters? Well, as we saw a few days ago, when Andrew Marr decided to give journalism a go and actually gave the supreme leader a bit of a grilling — May doesn’t exactly handle questions well, does she?

As much as Corbyn clearly hates the media — a relationship that is more than mutual — it is hard to imagine his team banning journos from filming during one of his campaign visits — a campaign visit which his team has orchestrated in the first place.

It is common for the local press to have a hard time getting politicians to answer questions when they visit — but I’ve never heard of this level of media control being exerted by a political campaign team.

A local journalist from Essex illustrates the situation perfectly: here he goes to interview Jeremy Corbyn during one of his rallies in Harlow. Far from locking the reporter in a room — the rally was conducted in an open field that anybody could attend — and, of course, Corbyn fielded the reporter’s question….

May attitude kind of says it all about her and her campaign — far from being strong and stable she is terrified of any form of scrutiny — perhaps that’s why she keeps repeating her “strong and stable” slogan like a lobotomised oak table — it is herself that she is speaking to, rather than anybody else.

May it seems has to keep telling herself that she is “strong and stable’ I guess she thinks if he says it enough times, it’ll start to be true — of course, it never will be, and it has become a national joke.

So, in a strange way, the slogan PERFECTLY sums up the Tories — a national fucking joke.

WATCH: May Fails on Marr’s recent interview.

 

 

GAFFE-PRONE May Unwittingly Promotes Pro-Corbyn Anti-Tory Website During Snide Response At PMQs

GAFFE-PRONE May Unwittingly Promotes Pro-Corbyn Anti-Tory Website During Snide Response At PMQs

At the final PMQs before the general election, Theresa May managed to both make herself look foolish, and promote a pro-Corbyn anti-Tory website at the same time — offering Corbyn, the opposition, and those who have suffered at the hands of the Tories a wave of free publicity in the process of her cock-up.

May’s latest gaffe follows a string of previous ones — particularly at PMQs — where she has previously called Corbyn’s leadership “incredible” a piece of wordplay which backfired — a few months ago she showed she’s unable to tell the difference between Baldrick from Blackadder, from the actor Tony Robinson who plays the fictional character.

Since launching her election campaign May has made a series of blunders, and found herself in many embarrassing situations on the campaign trail — most of which, of course, have been buried, and ignored by the mainstream media.

Last week her cavalcade was greeted by a man in Bolton sticking two fingers up at the “most popular politician” in the country — a few days later a man in the West Country denied access to May when she wanted to walk across his freshly mowed lawn — the man also grilled her on her much touted “record” and noted that she seemed “nervous” to talk to a member of the public. Following that at one of her press conferences, she got the words “tourism” and “terrorism” mixed up — a gaff so obvious that even The Sun pointed it out.

As usual, May failed to answer any questions at yesterday’s (26th April) Prime Minister’s Questions. The final one before the general election on June 8th. Corbyn grilled her about the NHS crisis, reading out a question from a concerned, elderly member of the public — Corbyn asked:

Sybil, who witnessed the Labour founding of the national health service, which made healthcare available for the many, not just the few, wrote to me this week, and she says, “I am 88 and have had a wonderful service from the national health service, but nowadays I am scared at the thought of going into hospital.” With more people waiting more than four hours in A&E, more people waiting on trolleys in corridors, and more delayed discharges thanks to the Tory cuts, is not Sybil right to be frightened about the future of our NHS so long as this Government remain in office?

May then responded in her usual manner — by deflecting the question, and failing to answer it — reciting figures which make no sense — probably because they are made up — about “record levels of funding” for the NHS and “more doctors, more nurses, more midwives, more Gps”.

May then deflected away from the Tories abysmal record on the NHS — and tried to discredit Corbyn (as per her usual routine), saying:

“I noted this week that the shadow Home Secretary has been campaigning in her own personal way. She has directed her supporters—her followers—to a website called “I Like Corbyn, But…” which asks:

“how will he pay for all this?”

“But”. It also says:

“I heard he wants to increase taxes”.

“But”.

“I’ve heard he’s a terrorist sympathiser”.

“But”.

“his attitudes about defence worry me”.

“But”. They are right to be worried. Unable to defend our country; determined to raise tax on ordinary workers; no plan to manage our economy: even his own supporters know he is not fit to run this country.”

WATCH: May Accidently Promotes Pro-Corbyn Anti-Tory Website

Referring to Dianne Abbott — the Shadow Home Secretary.

If May’s team had have done their research they would be well aware that the website ilikecorbynbut.com, is actually a pro-Corbyn anti-Tory website, written by people in support of Corbyn as a response to the many frequently touted “reasons” and “arguments” — mainly by the mainstream media, commentariats, etc — used to discredit Corbyn.

The website has since received a huge amount of extra traffic following the incident. Unfortunately, they have removed the bulk of their content and replaced it with this simple — but powerfully telling — message on their homepage.

IlikeCorbyn but

May’s team are not the only ones to have overlooked the purpose of this website — The Huffington Post reported on the event immediately as if it was yet another Corbyn/Labour cock-up.

Huff Po Corbyn But 1Huff Po Corbyn But 2Huff Po Corbyn But 3

Strangely, the Huff-Po fails to show the message from the I like Corbyn, But website in response to May’s comments.

This is not just shockingly bad journalism — it’s purposely deceitful and damaging. The Huff-Po should be disgusted by itself – but it isn’t and it won’t be.

The sad reality is that this kind of forces people who support Corbyn into being less critical in case it gets used against us — I don’t think we should allow that to happen.

Corbyn should not be above criticism — so long as it’s fair, justified, grounded in fact, and balanced — the same way all scrutiny should be applied to politicians.

The Torie’s dirty tactics often backfire anyway — this being just another case to add to the pile.

Let them continue to make themselves look inept — if we simply start giving Corbyn nothing but glowing praise 24/7 about everything he does then we’ll become as bad as the other side who blindly champion their leader no matter what they do.

As long as the criticism is fair then I have no problem with it — the problem is, and I suspect this is the reason for — I Like Corbyn, But website —  in the first place — that most of the scrutiny applied to Corbyn and supporters isn’t fair, and so, therefore, needs to be handled properly, and sanely — something which the I Like Corbyn, But website was attempting to do.

Let’s not let the Tories change how we talk about politics — their nonsense just backfires on them in the end anyway, and even if doesn’t surely it’s a price worth paying for not becoming as obediently sycophantic to the leader as they are?

May’s underhanded tactics almost always come back to bite her in the arse — as has happened here.

Her stupidity led to her sending a whole bunch of people to a strictly anti-Tory pro-Corbyn website that they’d probably never heard of before.

That kind of publicity speaks for itself, and cannot be bought.

Let the Tories continue to inadvertently promote Corbyn. They and the entire establishment have already done so for the last 2 years – there’s no reason to expect them to stop 7 weeks prior to a  general election — and if it makes May look even dafter all the better.

If it wasn’t for her establishment cronies then everybody would see the flustered idiot she really is — stuff like this just helps her to undo her own stage-managed persona.

If we had a sane and fair media then she and her manufactured image, endless lying and incompetence wouldn’t last 5 minutes.

Unfortunately, we don’t — but it is nice when the Torie’s stupidity actually benefits us for once, instead of hurting us, isn’t it?

 

 

‘Stay Off My Lawn’ Voter Tells PM As She Refuses To Answer His Questions ‘She Was Nervous’ He Said Of Impromptu Interview With PM

‘Stay Off My Lawn’ Voter Tells PM As She Refuses To Answer His Questions ‘She Was Nervous’ He Said Of Impromptu Interview With PM

The PM’s breath-taking election “campaign” continues as the “most popular politician” in the country was greeted by yet another adoring member of the electorate on Saturday (22nd April 2017) – a 73-year-old man from the West Country who refused May permission to walk across his property, and grilled her on a range of issues, such as privatisation and her refusal to take part in TV debates. The man noted that she seemed “nervous” and that she was unable to answer any of his questions — in keeping with her traditional form.

The man managed to conduct a better and more incisive interview with May than Laura K, Andrew Marr, or any of the other so-called political experts and journalists — a telling sign about the state of the mainstream media in this day and age.

May’s latest – and notoriously rare – interaction with the electorate follows an incident a few days ago when another voter in Bolton stuck two fingers up at her cavalcade as she sped out of the city following a stage-managed press conference, in which she refused to answer questions from both the press and the public, after being helicoptered into the exclusive event.

May’s refusal to take part in debates, engage with the electorate and field questions from journalists — including right-wing ones — illustrates just how risk adverse our PM is — very far from the public persona championed by our obedient mainstream media which would have us believe that May is some sort of iron-clad, fearless leader ready to battle the EU for the sake of all of us.

The mainstream media is, of course, all over this rather telling incident — oh wait, no sorry, I mean THEY ARE IGNORING this latest incident.

I suppose if the mainstream press did report such things we might run the risk of having some form of an actual democracy — and May’s persona as fearless and incredibly popular with all might be possibly be destroyed.

And we can’t have that now, can we?

May was on her way to deliver yet another one her uplifting and inspiring messages of hope to the electorate at the members only Netherton Conservative Club on Saturday when something unfortunate happened to her….She actually had to speak to a member of the British public — as you can imagine — given the fact that May is the most popular politician in the country — the impromptu incident went stunningly well for May.

Netherton Conservative Club —

Graham Mills, 73, who lives in Dudley, in the West Country was interrupted by May whilst mowing his lawn.

Speaking about the incident Mr Mills told the Express&Star that he and May got off to a sour foot when he refused her permission to walk across his lawn — Mr Mills explained that:

I was cutting my grass at the time when I saw a load of cars pull up and she came towards me.

Mr Mills continued:

First of all she asked if she could walk across my lawn and I said no, not really, I have just cut it.

Mr Mills then decided to take advantage of the situation and quiz May, asking about her refusal to debate other candidates — Mr Mills said:

I started by asking her why she would not debate the other leaders on the TV and she said ‘well we meet every Wednesday’ and I said that is hardly an answer and asked if she thought she owed it to the public. Again I did not really get an answer.

He also asked her about the Tories campaign “strategy” — and noted the Tories “scare tactics” — Mr Mills said that:

I asked her why she was running the exact same campaign as David Cameron did with Lynton Crosby and employing the same scare tactics by suggesting Labour would form a coalition with the SNP, which she knows they wouldn’t. It is scare tactics.

He noted that May was far from comfortable with the situation — which is strange given the fact is she is presented as some sort of undefeatable political giant – Mr Mills said that:

I was amazed at how nervous she was.

Mr Mill’s also noted May’s deflection and pivoting tactics:

She spoke about Europe saying we had to get things back so I asked her why doesn’t she start at home

And Mr Mill’s noted May’s stock responses:

She kept giving me stock answers every time – which was that it would be worse under Labour.

Mr Mill’s concluded by saying that he:

was really disappointed.

by his meeting with May.

Mr Mills — a 73-year-old man in the middle of cutting his grass on a Saturday morning — managed to conduct a more insightful interview with our PM than pretty much all political pundits and experts — Andrew Marr, Laura K, Andrew Neil, etc…

Mr Mills is far from alone in feeling disappointed by the fact that May is refusing to take part in TV debates, a recent YouGov poll shows that a majority of the population feel exactly the same way.

Of course, May has absolutely no interest in taking any risks when it comes to this election — the mainstream media can cover up for her when it comes to incidents like this — but on national television with millions watching —  May runs the risk of PEOPLE ACTUALLY LEARNING ABOUT JUST HOW BAD THIS AWFUL WOMAN IS — May would find her incompetent weakness much harder to hide.

PATHETIC

The media image created of May is, of course, juvenile and silly — she couldn’t even handle questions from an elderly gentleman mowing his lawn on a Saturday morning without getting into her usual fluster, unable to answer basic and simple questions — is this really the fearless leader, confident of winning a general election that we are expected to believe she is?

Don’t expect May to take any risks in this election, and by risks I mean ever allowing the electorate to see just how unbearable, incompetent and flustered she always is.

Remind me again — who is the unelectable one here?

WATCH: Corbyn on campaign trail — let’s see him hide from the electorate, shall we?

WATCH: Voter Sticks TWO FINGERS UP at May As The ‘Most Popular Politician’ In The Country Starts Her Election Campaign

WATCH: Voter Sticks TWO FINGERS UP at May As The ‘Most Popular Politician’ In The Country Starts Her Election Campaign

Theresa May’s election campaign started with a flurry of support and enthusiasm from the electorate in Bolton this week.

After a 15 minute-long staged press conference in which journalists weren’t permitted to ask the PM any questions — May’s cavalcade was then greeted by a member of the adorning electorate.

The man — who has since been labeled as a “yob” by the right-wing press — stuck two fingers up at May as she left the press conference.

As we have all come to accept at this point: May is the most beloved politician in the country — so certainly the man’s actions don’t represent the fact that both she and the Tories are some the most hated people in the country.

The right-wing press — The Sun — in an attempt to explain the man’s OUTRAGEOUS show of disrespect for our beloved PM — have claimed that he is making a gun gesture — yet no evidence of this can be found within the accompanying footage…

Feat Image May two fingers

But, it’s not like The Sun would ever lie about such a thing, is it? No, I’m sure that we can all trust everything they “report” — Murdoch is, after all, one of the most honest and noble men in the world.

WATCH: Voter sticks two fingers up at May as she starts her election campaign.

Footage: Twitter — The Sun