Liar promises to end austerity again but this time with dancing

The front pages for Thursday 5 October - all showing May dancing & pointing out her promise to allegedly end austerity
Wilson Belshaw

Theresa May and the government before her have previously said austerity is ending. This was reported at the time, and although the media knows the same old lie is repackaged every year, they couldn’t help but become distracted, because LOOK, SHE DID A LITTLE FUCKING DANCE!

https://twitter.com/hourlyterrier/status/1047447590046973952

ABBA dabba F.U.

May came out jiving to Dancing Queen by ABBA. She then proceeded to:

  • Talk nonsense.
  • Remix Labour’s slogans.
  • Offer nothing new.
  • Claim austerity has worked despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
  • Promise to end austerity (again (A-FUCKING-GAIN!))

This left newspaper editors with a dilemma:

https://twitter.com/hourlyterrier/status/1047787501140807681

Except – ha ha – no. Obviously there was no dilemma, no danger of it being framed as:

WOMAN AND PARTY WHO LIED TO US ABOUT ENDING THE MISERY THEY’RE INFLICTING MAKE SAME CLAIM AS LAST YEAR (AND THE YEAR BEFORE THAT (AND THE YEAR BEFORE THAT!))

No. How could that be the angle? SHE DID A LITTLE FUCKING DANCE.

It isn’t the media’s job to question those in power or highlight past wrongs. It’s the media’s job to point out SHE DANCED ONTO THE STAGE – LOOK AT HER FUCKING GO – DON’T LOOK AT THE AUSTERITY – LOOK AT THE MOVES – THIS IS STRICTLY COME CHANCING AND THEN SOME!

Balance

In the interest of balance, we should point out that Theresa May did do a little dance. As such, and with only 16 hours to prepare, it’s understandable that editors didn’t have time to put together better front pages with CRITICAL FUCKING ANALYSIS.

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