We need to talk about the UK media.

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The article below deals with the printed media and highlights the extraordinary bias that exists in British newspapers towards the Conservative party. Effectively, the vast majority of the printed media is pro-Tory whilst being trenchantly anti-Labour.

But it's not just the printed media. Sky News has been running a story all day to the effect that Jeremy Corbyn has "failed to condemn the IRA" in an interview. They also have Tim Farron being "unclear" in an interview as to whether or not he wants to see more or less immigration into the UK.

There are no such stories about Teresa May because she's not giving interviews. She's swanning around the country giving speeches in front of a well-vetted audience, repeating the words "strong" and "stable" like a demented old vinyl record that has scratch where it used to have groove. But don't expect Sky News to report on that because Rupes Murdoch already has his fat fingers in that pie, along with The Times and The Sun.

Putin needs laws to keep the Russian media in line. Fortunately for the Tories, the UK media needs no such restrictions to be forced to toe the party line.



It’s obvious why the media isn’t reporting John Cleese’s extraordinary takedown of Theresa May
 


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The Tories have a pledge in their manifesto to regulate what web browsers can show internet users. I'm expecting this to be used against 'subversive' websites like Wikileaks.
 

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Corbyn is the gift that keeps on giving, if you want really biased news just look at C4, always pushing the liberal agenda, utter sh1te every time.

Have you looked at Corbyn ? 3 times married, had affairs (even with the dumbest excuse for a politician in the UK Diane Abbot - currently his top appointment as shadow home secretary , and her out of her dept working in practically any job)

He is a fooking clown put there by the hard nuts in the unions, why wouldn't he be a top product for the media to sell ?
 

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Corbyn is the gift that keeps on giving, if you want really biased news just look at C4, always pushing the liberal agenda, utter sh1te every time.

Have you looked at Corbyn ? 3 times married, had affairs (even with the dumbest excuse for a politician in the UK Diane Abbot - currently his top appointment as shadow home secretary , and her out of her dept working in practically any job)

He is a fooking clown put there by the hard nuts in the unions, why wouldn't he be a top product for the media to sell ?
I have no problem with Corbyn being criticized as long as Teresa May is similarly scrutinized. But that's not happening.

Meanwhile, every time Tim Farron appears in public, he gets asked about his personal views on gay marriage. Being a devout Christian, he quite possibly disagrees with it from a moral standpoint but he voted for it and that should be the only criterion by which he is judged.
 

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Corbyn is the gift that keeps on giving, if you want really biased news just look at C4, always pushing the liberal agenda, utter sh1te every time.

Have you looked at Corbyn ? 3 times married, had affairs (even with the dumbest excuse for a politician in the UK Diane Abbot - currently his top appointment as shadow home secretary , and her out of her dept working in practically any job)

He is a fooking clown put there by the hard nuts in the unions, why wouldn't he be a top product for the media to sell ?
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Boris earlier today, live on TV, didnt know what was in his own party's manifesto - and the media ignore it.

The UK is broken.
 

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Why do we, here in the RoI, need to talk about it?

We have problems in our own media which we should be discussing instead.
 

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Why do we, here in the RoI, need to talk about it?

We have problems in our own media which we should be discussing instead.
So, why don't you start another thread instead of trying to derail this one?

The election system in the UK is such that if one party gets even just 37-38% of the vote, they get a solid majority in parliament. Combine that with a compliant media and we could end up with a one-party state next door.
 

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There is no such bias.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorsements_in_the_United_Kingdom_general_election,_2015

In 2015 the newspapers endorsements was evenly spread across all the main parties. If you look back the same was mostly true in previous elections.

Perhaps it can be expected that they would be more pro Tory in 2017 when the main opposition is a socialist but that is more Corbyn and the labour party's fault for electing him.

If you want to see REAL media bias, you'd be better off going to the states where there is a huge anti Trump bias to the point where the media is outright lying about him to discredit him.

https://******/images/nqrBiV

https://m.imgur.com/1C1iz7i
 

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A very appropriate username above.

What is it with this current fad of people wilfully and deliberately rejecting facts in favour of lies? It's completely nuts, are there really so many mentally ill people out there? :shock:
 

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I have no problem with Corbyn being criticized as long as Teresa May is similarly scrutinized. But that's not happening.

Meanwhile, every time Tim Farron appears in public, he gets asked about his personal views on gay marriage. Being a devout Christian, he quite possibly disagrees with it from a moral standpoint but he voted for it and that should be the only criterion by which he is judged.
Yerrite. And the Labour faithful who voted Corbyn in as leader twice were well aware of the appalling blimpism that dominates the British media when they elected him.

None of this is very surprising.
 

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There is no such bias.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorsements_in_the_United_Kingdom_general_election,_2015

In 2015 the newspapers endorsements was evenly spread across all the main parties. If you look back the same was mostly true in previous elections.

Perhaps it can be expected that they would be more pro Tory in 2017 when the main opposition is a socialist but that is more Corbyn and the labour party's fault for electing him.

If you want to see REAL media bias, you'd be better off going to the states where there is a huge anti Trump bias to the point where the media is outright lying about him to discredit him.

https://******/images/nqrBiV

https://m.imgur.com/1C1iz7i
Nonsense. The hostility to Labour in general and Corbyn in particular is bloody obvious.
 

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We have an equally as biased media here. Turn on newstalk for five minutes and listen to their anti working classes pro middle and upper classes rants. Disgusting oinks.

On the UK side of things i don't think iv'e ever witnessed such hostility towards anyone as iv'e witnessed towards the leader leader. It's astounding and sky have cheer lead it from the very start.
 

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Yerrite. And the Labour faithful who voted Corbyn in as leader twice were well aware of the appalling blimpism that dominates the British media when they elected him.

None of this is very surprising.
Corbyn was a poor choice but there'd be bias anyway. See Gleeful's post (#7) about Boris Johnson. The story is being ignored.

If a senior Labour figure had messed up like that, it would be all over the media.

"Another bad day for Corbyn" etc....etc....
 

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We have an equally as biased media here. Turn on newstalk for five minutes and listen to their anti working classes pro middle and upper classes rants. Disgusting oinks.
Not even close. When did you ever see an Irish newspaper engage in this fawning BS?





 

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The reason for the vicious attacks on Corbyn is that the British elites fear the attraction of socialist ideas to a working class that has been browbeaten and ridiculed over three decades by Thatcher, Blair and the rest of the lapdogs of financial capitalism.

Poll after poll is showing big support for renationalisations, investment in the NHS, taxation of the rich etc - the target the establishment media have picked to undermine this support is Corbyn (who has given them a few small excuses in his time) and that are being ably abetted by the large number of Blairites MPs in the LP.
 

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The reason for the vicious attacks on Corbyn is that the British elites fear the attraction of socialist ideas to a working class that has been browbeaten and ridiculed over three decades by Thatcher, Blair and the rest of the lapdogs of financial capitalism.

Poll after poll is showing big support for renationalisations, investment in the NHS, taxation of the rich etc - the target the establishment media have picked to undermine this support is Corbyn (who has given them a few small excuses in his time) and that are being ably abetted by the large number of Blairites MPs in the LP.
And the fact the Corbyn is such an easy target has nothing to do with it at all, o no.
 

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The reason for the vicious attacks on Corbyn is that the British elites fear the attraction of socialist ideas to a working class that has been browbeaten and ridiculed over three decades by Thatcher, Blair and the rest of the lapdogs of financial capitalism.

Poll after poll is showing big support for renationalisations, investment in the NHS, taxation of the rich etc - the target the establishment media have picked to undermine this support is Corbyn (who has given them a few small excuses in his time) and that are being ably abetted by the large number of Blairites MPs in the LP.
It's not just Corbyn. Tim Farron and Nicola Sturgeon get the abuse too although it's less because they're perceived to be less of a threat.
 


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