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nice(?) twitter thread with people sharing examples of the uk press working overtime to promote boris johnson and crush opposition to him over the last few years. worth looking at just to remind yourself that yes it really was extremely blatant and out in the open, and there was a lot of it.

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the BBC "accidentally" editing negative footage of johnson into positive footage *on multiple occasions* still freaks my nut out to this day.

ukpol uk journos, alcohol mention 

in 2019 johnson turned up to a war memorial wreath-laying ceremony visibly drunk or hungover and laid the wreath the wrong way round. in their coverage of the event, bbc news "accidentally" spliced in footage of him from a wreath-laying ceremony from 2016 !!!!! to cover over his fuckup!!!! they pretended this was an editing accident!!!!!!!!

ukpol uk journos 

Oh yeah i just remembered, at the same (or similar) memorial event, the press took several photos of then-Leader of the Opposition jeremy corbyn walking to the event and compiled them into a series that made it look like he was doing a gleeful little jig thinking about our honoured war dead. Unreal shit

ukpol uk journos, vision of Hell 

check out this photo of last night's annual Spectator Party. the Spectator is an extreme RWpol magazine for gin-soaked elephant-hunters that has published praise for Golden Dawn and the Wermacht, and has regular contributors who advocate for the Great Replacement conspiracy theory. Boris Johnson used to edit it, during which time media types called it The Sextator. most bigname UK journos rub shoulders with most bigname UK politicians here. it's the same industry.

ukpol uk journos, vision of Hell, covid 

just saying, a single, fluke outbreak of 100% transmissible ultracovid at that event would decapitate britain's entire media-political ecosystem. wow i hope that doesn't happen!!!

ukpol uk journos, alcohol mention 

@alex what is it with politicians named boris and showing up drunk?

ukpol uk journos 

@alex That's cop-level lying, holy shit. Making up evidence like that, goddamn

ukpol uk journos 

@oya I'm glad it looks so obviously absurd from outside the UK! The whole press ecosystem here is complicit in normalising this kind of stuff!

ukpol uk journos 

@alex Ah shit ah fuck. Seems not good for experiencing a sense of baseline emotional well-being and confidence in the immediate future, that'd fuck me up

ukpol uk journos, vision of Hell, covid 

@alex yeah, that would be unfortunate indeed.

ukpol uk journos, vision of Hell 

@alex I like the houndstooth dress in the centre

ukpol uk journos, vision of Hell, shitposty 

@alex I'm sitting here trying to imitate the two fake-smile grimaces that don't reach the eyes

ukpol uk journos 

@alex This is, uh, disturbing as shit. I wonder whether people know and don't care, or whether they know and ignore it, or whether they just credulously swallow it up

ukpol uk journos 

@alex wow and there you have it.

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