Media 102: the astonishing and relentless campaign to stop Jeremy Corbyn, a moderate leftist, from becoming Prime Minister

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The greatest fear of those holding the most power and wealth is that they will lose their exalted position in the world. They will resist any changes to the grossly unequal and unjust class structure that causes grievous damage to so many people; and to the planet itself. Even the threat of real change must be crushed. This, in a nutshell, underpins the astonishing and relentless campaign to stop Jeremy Corbyn, a moderate leftist, from ever becoming Prime Minister.
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On July 10, BBC broadcast an episode of Panorama that purported to be an impartial investigation into the loaded question, ‘Is Labour Anti-Semitic?‘ It quickly became clear that the programme makers were not interested in a serious appraisal of the evidence and that the question was merely rhetorical. The thrust of the programme was that Labour is anti-semitic. The Labour Party response was scathing:
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The Panorama programme was not a fair or balanced investigation. It was a seriously inaccurate, politically one-sided polemic, which breached basic journalistic standards, invented quotes and edited emails to change their meaning. It was an overtly biased intervention by the BBC in party political controversy. An honest investigation into antisemitism in Labour and wider society is in the public interest. The Panorama team instead pre-determined an answer to the question posed by the programme’s title.
The programme was presented by BBC journalist John Ware who had previously made clear his antagonism towards Corbyn’s politics.  Read the evidence here.
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The Panorama programme was immediately followed by BBC News at Ten which gave it extensive coverage, pumping up the propaganda value of the fake ‘investigation’. (Ed) giving BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg a chance to redeem her previous failed inquisition of the now absent Corbyn which may still be seen here. This led to the BBC being censured for breach of accuracy and impartiality rules with the 2017 News At Six report by Laura Kuenssberg on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The experienced journalist Peter Oborne said via Twitter: ‘I proposed to the BBC a documentary on Tory Islamophobia three years ago. Zero interest.’ And as Asa Winstanley observed:
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all the program proved was just how dishonest the British establishment and the Israel lobby have been in manufacturing this “Labour anti-Semitism crisis” for the past four years.
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As so often happens when a corporate journalist ventures forth into the world of social media, rebuttals flew in. Twitter user Jon Harding replied:
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Members support Corbyn because he supports our values – community, equality, responsibility, solidarity and fairness. The media attack us every day, calling us anti-Semitic. But Corbyn remains steadfast, and support for Corbyn is solid, because we can see through the smears.
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An article on the Skwawkbox website noted that of the 64 Lords who signed the advert, at least twenty-four are corporate lobbyists or on boards of hedge funds, banks, “global security consultancies” and, particularly, private health firms. Others have family links to similar enterprises.
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Media Lens comments, these are the primary interests which are being protected in attacking Corbyn, ending: “The root cause of this campaign to destroy Corbyn is to block any hope of systemic change for the benefit of the general population. Such a prospect is deemed unacceptable to established power. For the sake of society, and the larger battle to prevent climate breakdown, we urgently need to take back power from those who who have stolen it”.
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