From the Indo, and written prior to the UK general election. Miriam O'Callaghan is scathing of the media treatment of Jeremy Corbyn.
|By Miriam O'Callaghan|
A few years ago, I told a former political colleague that I admired Jeremy Corbyn. They laughed. "God, you're gas". The exchange went like this.
Jeremy Corbyn? Sure he's useless. He's a joke.
Really? How is he useless? How is he a joke?
Well, I suppose I don't know anything about Jeremy Corbyn, really. But all the media and the politicians say he's useless anyway. That he's a joke. Well, he is? Isn't he? Is he?
Once, that kind of parroting told us that the fundamentals were strong and property was not over-priced and the landing would be soft and Morgan Kelly was an eejit. Today, political parrots slap themselves on the back, line up to tears and cheers, tell us that we live now in a modern, "compassionate" Ireland.
So modern and "compassionate" that tented-living creeps like knotweed through our towns and cities; that when our homeless children are not being fed on cardboard in the street, they're developing anxiety disorders, delays in speaking, walking, chewing, because the Government crates them like veal calves in hotels.
The sheer vapidity of that political parroting, suggests equal vapidity of ''insight'' into the ''useless'' and ''joke'' conviction politics of Jeremy Corbyn.
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