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Mon Nov 30, 2015, 10:20 AM

Jeremy Corbyn 'Systematically' Attacked By British Press The Moment He Became Leader: Research


The British press "systematically undermined" Jeremy Corbyn with an onslaught of negative media coverage in his first week as Labour leader, new research has claimed.

The Media Reform Coalition analysed nearly 500 pieces across eight national newspapers, including The Sun, The Times, Guardian and Daily Mail, and found 60% of their articles were 'negative', meaning they were openly hostile or expressed animosity or ridicule.

Out of the 494 articles across the papers during Corbyn's first seven days at leader, 60% (296 articles) were negative, with only 13% positive stories (65 articles) and 27% taking a "neutral" stance (133 articles), the report says.

The research, given exclusively to The Huffington Post UK, looked at news, comment and editorial leaders - and claims that "the press set out to systematically undermine Jeremy Corbyn during his first week as Labour Leader with a barrage of overwhelmingly negative coverage".

It was released by the Media Reform Coalition, a group of academics, media campaigners and civil society groups which claims not to be linked to any political party. ..................(more)

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/11/26/jeremy-corbyn-media-coverage_n_8653886.html




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marmar Nov 2015 OP
DetlefK Nov 2015 #1
mr blur Nov 2015 #2
DetlefK Nov 2015 #3
Nye Bevan Dec 2015 #5
T_i_B Dec 2015 #7
T_i_B Dec 2015 #4
malaise Dec 2015 #6

Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2015, 10:46 AM

1. The british press is among the nastiest, celebrity-obsessed crap you can find.

What did they expect?

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 30, 2015, 11:36 AM

2. Thanks, we learned it all from your lot.

 

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Response to mr blur (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 30, 2015, 12:16 PM

3. Okay, that was an over-the-top generalization.

My evidence is anecdotal.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 08:58 AM

5. The Guardian is a widely respected left-of-center quality newspaper,

commonly cited as a source here on DU, and often covers US events better than the US media. You shouldn't lump all of the British Press with the "Daily Mail".

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 08:18 AM

7. Even the Grauniad isn't fond of Corbyn

It's a major problem for them as quite frankly, Corbyn represents their readership far better than many of their own columnists.

http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/09/guardians-terrible-dilemma-over-corbyn/

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 08:30 AM

4. The press reaction has been predictable

This British press will systematically undermine any possible leader of the Labour party.

What is a greater worry for Corbyn is the way that many of his own MP's have systematically undermined him.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 09:04 AM

6. Duh!

How dare he want to protect ordinary people. The only socialism the corporate media want in Britain is socialism for the royal family

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