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Monday 31 August 2015

Flannelled Fool Corbyn Smear Busted

After the odious flannelled fool Henry Cole, former tame gofer to the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines at the Guido Fawkes blog, moved to become “Westminster Correspondent” for the Super Soaraway Currant Bun, some might have wondered if his penchant for falsehood and misinformation might somehow be reined back by his taking of the Murdoch shilling. We can now see that it has not.
Behold the rictus grin of the seasoned bullshitter

Master Cole’s latest exercise in creative non-journalism has been an alleged “exclusive” which has been deemed so valuable that it has gone straight to the piss-poor SunNation website, where readers are toldJEREMY CORBYN BLASTED FOR SAYING OSAMA BIN LADEN’S DEATH WAS TRAGEDY … Labour colleagues have turned on the leftie firebrand”. This looks, on the face of it, moderately interesting.

However, and here we encounter a significantly sized however, what has been removed from the narrative is the C-word, as in context. What Corbyn said, in a TV show discussion, was that bin Laden could, and should, have been put on trial, rather than being the subject of yet another targeted assassination. His final comment (you can see the clip HERE) was to assert that “We need laws, not wars”.

This mere bagatelle does not trouble Master Cole, who proclaims to anyone still reading that Corbyn “did not deny these views”, which should surprise no-one, as his original comments - in their full context - are something with which many will readily agree. Instead, the article, if we can call it that, turns to the kind of right-wing rent-a-quote MP whose presence removes all trace of credibility.

And that means Cole had to go to Liam Fox for a comment. Now, the former Minister is a reliable source of soundbites in situations like these, but his credibility went down the chute big time when the Guardian exposed his relationship and dealings with his pal Adam Werritty. Fox was also in charge at Defence when his department sprang a series of leaks which were (a) beneficial to him, and yet (b) were never traced.

On top of that, Cole claims “And even Labour colleagues turned on the leftie firebrand tonight”, before revealing that he only got a quote from one Labour colleague, Ian Austin, and whether Austin was given the context of Corbyn’s comments is now known. So, as I suggested at the outset, falsehood and misinformation much as would have been expected at the Fawkes blog, But at an allegedly proper newspaper.

Yes, other news outlets have lifted Cole’s drivel, but even Mail Online - no friend of the Labour left - has given readers the proper context, that Corbyn said bin Laden should have been put on trial. So not even the Mail is prepared to recycle the flannelled fool’s claims without giving readers the full picture.

Master Cole claims that he is a journalist. He is not. He continues to be an unprincipled amateur whose dishonest drivel is easily rumbled. Another fine mess, once again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Anyone else noticed how Cole's trying hard to look like Bullingdon Cam?

I doubt if the dope can SPELL "context," never mind understand what it means.

Not that context has ever mattered to someone bent on lying.