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.
60% voted for Jeremy Corbyn in the last leadership election in 2017. New poll shows 60% want him to lead Labour into the next general election. Not quite sure how that amounts to a ‘collapse’ of grassroots support.
— Liam Young (@liamyoung) July 21, 2019
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’.
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