Media relaxed about the Tories supporting ‘racist’ Hungarian PM

In a press office - a man is saying "Theresa May says they’re supporting the racist in a non-racist way, so we can stop investigating now."
John Shafthauer

There was a big investigation this summer into whether or not Jeremy Corbyn is a racist. There was less attention put on the Tories, who on 12 September threw their support behind the blatantly bigoted Hungarian PM. Don’t worry, though – the media got in touch with Theresa May, and she’s assured them it’s all on the up and up.

Wait, what?

In a speech from earlier the same day, May said:

I have a picture here of a man who calls himself a socialist. If you look at his face, you can tell he’s thinking something rotten. I don’t know what it is, but I can assure you it’s Jeremy Corbyn’s fault!

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The media has been doorstepping Jeremy Corbyn over ‘PicturedBadThoughtsGate’ ever since:

It’s paid less attention to the fact Tory MEPs voted to defend the Hungarian PM from censure by the EU – a man who’s accused of antisemitismIslamophobiaundermining judicial independence, and curtailing press freedom.

Defending herself, May said:

Look, you can’t expect me – as the leader of the Conservative Party – to know how elected officials in the Conservative Party plan on voting. You’re really just not being fair.

Investigative journalism

Because the print media is increasingly poorly funded, less and less investigative journalism is being commissioned. This story shouldn’t need investigation, though. The Tories supported a tinpot Mussolini in full public view – how is that getting less attention than the time Corbyn didn’t quite bow enough?

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