The Blairites and Tory press are united in slandering Jeremy Corbyn by any means necessary. When Corbyn criticized a small group of Zionists “at a 2013 event in London supporting Palestinians” his words were deliberately contorted by the corporate press to represent an attack on all Jews.
This misreporting then led to the toxic and entirely predictable situation whereby actual anti-Semites tweeted their support for what the newspapers pretended Corbyn had said.
The Times (August 25) responded to these supportive tweets with the front-page headline “Far right comes out for Corbyn: MP poised to quit over Labour leader’s ‘Zionist’ slur as ex-BNP and Ku Klux Klan chiefs show support.”
This article was then bolstered by a double-spread across pages 8 and 9 of the newspaper which led with the headline “We are all scared, says blogger in Corbyn row” — which outlined the weaponized fears of the conservative Zionist fantasist, Richard Millett.
As part of this spread of hate, another attack-piece began:
“Jews are preparing to quit Britain because they fear Jeremy Corbyn taking power, a former chairman of the Conservative Party has claimed.”
Then, to shock their readers further still, the main picture on this double-spread was a photograph which showed Oswald Mosley and his anti-Semitic British Union of Fascists in action on the streets of London (in 1936).
But of more interest was the article that accompanied this shocking picture, which explained how leading Tories had “decided that Jews themselves were to blame” for rising anti-Semitism during in Britain during World War II.
As The Times pointed out: “The minister of information who ignored reports of rising antisemitism was a fantasist” called Brendan Bracken, who had been appointed by Winston Churchill to serve as the Tories “Minister of Information” between 1941 and 1945. (“Evident of growing threat ignored,” The Times, August 25)
Therefore, The Times itself, in their efforts to stoke fears about a future Corbyn government, once again demonstrates that it is the Tories themselves who have always posed the biggest danger to the lives of Jewish people, not anti-racist Labour Party activists like Corbyn and his many socialist predecessors.
The Times even admits that the authoritarian Big Brother character in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four may have been inspired by Brendan Bracken. A particularly ironic revelation given that The Times is now considered by many to be one of Britain’s leading purveyors of doublethink in their perpetual war against socialism, and Corbyn more particularly.
As Orwell wrote:
“WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.”
And as The Times’ newspeak would have us believe:
“JEREMY CORBYN IS OSWALD MOSLEY
THE LABOUR PARTY ARE ANTI-SEMITES
AND THE TIMES SPEAKS TRUTH TO POWER.”