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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It’s the fake politics of a fake election, which a casual observer might assume took place between anti-semites on one side vs islamophobes on the other. I have no real idea what either objectively means, I doubt others do either. Except to say this is the result of multiculturalism, and the solution will be anything but less of it. So glad I paid minimal attention and wasn’t on electoral roll for this farce.ReplyDelete
" The morning Corbyn was elected Labour leader my sister and I toasted him in honour of our late father - proud tradesman, union man, Sick Poor man, who shared his passion for social justice, a good life, a decent wage and living, education and opportunity for all." Miriam O'CallaghanReplyDelete
This article has left me more than a tad confused. There must be more than one Miriam O'Callaghan, Journalist?
The Miriam O'Callaghan we know from the TV screen wouldn't write this or would she? And anyway her Dad was a senior civil servant.
Whichever Miriam O'Callaghan wrote this piece is spot on.
You are correct Miriam. The corporate media did it's best to portray Corbyn as a joke figure because he and his policies scared the establishment. The LP manifesto was progressive and popular even though it was fairly mild. That such a small step toward curbing the worst cruel aspects of the neoliberal agenda produced such a hysterical reaction speaks volumes. The vile daily slander of a decent, honest politician managed to persuade many working class people to vote against their own best interests. This is not democracy. Julian Assange, interned without trial will probably now be extradited to the US and die in prison for exposing war crimes. The world is in a perilous state.ReplyDelete