Corbyn support ‘collapses’ to the same level as the last leadership race he won

Wilson Belshaw

The increasingly feral British media has landed another scoop:

But there’s a problem. Because this is roughly the same level of support Corbyn had in the last leadership race. The one he won in a landslide. A ‘landslide’ being literally similar to a ‘collapse’ but figuratively quite different.

 

Collapse in journalism

Journalists from Rupert Murdoch’s Times still have to maintain a veneer of professionalism, so one of them came out to say this:

Yeah – so a lot of you are pointing out that – to the untrained eye – it looks like Corbyn still has the same level of support he did two years ago. Right… okay… but the thing is, yeah… umm… well… so I guess it’s not the same people supporting him as before, or something?

When asked to confirm if he knew what he was on about, the journalism-themed ‘news’-regurgitator said:

So… err… some people stopped supporting him… but others started supporting him… thus… you know… disguising the collapse.

The new normal

When asked if you could really call this a ‘collapse’, the man said:

Well, I’m sure we could, because we have. Maybe we should have reported that Corbyn has lost the support of the better Labour types – the proper Corbynistas? Yeah – that might fly.

Having just come up with it, the ‘journalist’ left to go and write the ‘news’.

Featured image via Flickr – Eva Rinaldi / pixabay

Get involved

We need your help ...

The coronavirus pandemic is changing our world, fast. And we will do all we can to keep bringing you news and analysis throughout. But we are worried about maintaining enough income to pay our staff and minimal overheads.

Now, more than ever, we need a vibrant, independent media that holds the government to account and calls it out when it puts vested economic interests above human lives. We need a media that shows solidarity with the people most affected by the crisis – and one that can help to build a world based on collaboration and compassion.

We have been fighting against an establishment that is trying to shut us down. And like most independent media, we don’t have the deep pockets of investors to call on to bail us out.

Can you help by chipping in a few pounds each month?

The Canary Support us
Wilson Belshaw