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Media portrayal of Corbyn as IRA supporter wrong

Published 26/08/2015

Trying to portray Jeremy Corbyn as an IRA supporter is malicious opportunism and trying to label him as an anti-Semite, which certain sections of the mainstream media (MSM) are trying to do, is gutter "journalism".

I don't remember the MSM portraying Tony Blair as pro-Gaddafi following his meeting in Libya in 2004. Blair met him again in Sirte, Libya, in 2007 - a meeting which led to the country signing a £400m arms deal with the UK.

But memories of Jeremy Corbyn's invitation to the Sinn Fein leadership to speak in London in 1984 is not treated with the same contextual diplomacy.

Didn't talks between the belligerent groups in Northern Ireland eventually lead to the "peace" we enjoy today? Was Mo Mowlan an IRA supporter due to her talks with the Sinn Fein leadership? Weren't they invited to No.10 Downing Street once?

And as the MSM surpass themselves in digging up dirt on Corbyn, we may forget that for over 30 years as a parliamentary MP Jeremy Corbyn has been championing the rights of the poor, the homeless, the unemployed, and the underprivileged in this country and abroad.

But the MSM couldn't care less about this.

Rocky Balboa (details supplied)

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