Writer of gushing Guardian eulogy of Angela Eagle fights facts with innuendo

Wirral In It Together

30th July 2016

Here’s The Guardian interview quoted above, dated yesterday, but hitting the news stands today:

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/29/angela-eagle-theres-no-point-being-sore-warelabour-leadership

It would be useful to know who approached who to get it done; Angela Eagle in search of The Guardian or The Guardian seeking out Angela Eagle?  We’d make enquiries of our MP but she’s not responding to our emails currently.

Firstly, we want to thank Anushka Asthana, author of the piece, for getting it right about the window.  It was never broken i.e. the window of Angela’s office.  Although not having the foresight to state this fact anywhere doesn’t help to bring fairness or clarity or to address the damage already done.

The crux of all this is here, the fact that on the day of the incident, 11th or 12th July 2016, the following publications had already decided to run with a crucial falsehood – that Angela’s office window itself had been smashed with a brick – one that served…

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“Angela Eagle’s office window was NOT broken,” seems like a very bold, possibly ill-judged statement doesn’t it, given the screaming headlines above?

But………..  we’ve all been had.

Yet again, the mainstream media juggernaut has lunged into overdrive and without stopping to check its facts and its sources has taken on trust what Angela Eagle, a hard-bitten Westminster MP of 24 years’ standing and her advisors have been telling them.  They could have applied the brakes and made some very basic, very obvious checks – checks which I’ve carried out for myself this evening.

As soon as we’d put down our newspapers, we the British public – putty in the hands of the press, as ever – drank it all in.  Then, scanning around through narrowed eye slits, we came to rest on Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters – viewing them in a completely new light.  As the Twitterati would put it – #TrotsRabbleDogs !

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