PERSONAL, UNDILUTED VIEWS FROM TOM WINNIFRITH
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What do the following have in common: right wing Sunday Times polemicist Rod Liddle, Conservative Sunday Telegraph columnist Chris Booker, right wing blogger Tom Winnifrith and his (closet) reactionary father of the same name and Right wing polemicist Peter Hitchens of the Mail on Sunday? When it comes to Jeremy Corbyn quite a lot...
All of us rightly despise him for things like his support of the blood stained murderers of the IRA, his crackpot economic policies and his disgraceful record on (not) tackling anti-semitism in the Labour party. In fact, on a whole range of issues, we all think Corbyn is a quite dreadful and loathsome man.
But this weekend we see that almost the entire media and political classes are wrapping themselves in tattered union flags and fetching out some rusty old sabres for a feeble spot of rattling and are condemning Comrade Corbyn for his attitude to Russia in the wake of the Salisbury poisonings.
And who rides to the defence of the isolated and embattled Jezza? Not his pals at the Guardian or the BBC who are happy to give platforms to anyone who will denounce Comrade Corbyn. But instead folk like Liddle, Hitchens and myself, the last people on earth Corbyn would expect to find defending him, are rallying to his cause.
Corbyn has called almost everything wrong in his political career. He is a man who is almost invariably on the wrong side of history. But when it comes to Britain's foolish forays into Iraq, Syria, Libya and elsewhere he has been bang on the money. Each time he he has questioned claims of outrages and of mortal danger to the UK made by men such as Blair and Cameron as they sought to justify military intervention. He has been ridiculed as a traitor and a fool by most MPs and by the press for such questioning but he has been vindicated.
On Salisbury, Corbyn states that he believes, as do Liddle, Hitchens and myself, that it is probably the Russian state that is to blame. But we are alarmed that Britain has responded without going through the normal channels of independent verification and without offering conclusive proof. In light of the porkies told by both Cameron and Blair to justify the otherwise unjustifiable in foreign affairs, Corbyn is quite right to ask questions. That is his job. He knows it will not win votes as the country is whipped into a frenzy by a "patriotic" media and political class. By Jingo Corbyn is a rotter say they all except for his new friends who see an honourable man doing the right thing.
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You know when your kids ask you "Daddy would you rather jump into a room full of poisonous snakes or an aquarium full of great white sharks?" and you just say " It is not a choice I expect to make? This morning lefties across Britain and all those pampered posh liberal nitwits (and my daughter) from the Wimmin's March wake up facing just such a choice.
During the US election a deranged Hillary Clinton supporting blogger Griffin Webster Tarpley posted a (100% fake news) story suggesting that the wonderful and intelligent six language speaking Melania Trump had been a high class hooker. Britain's Daily Mail duly repeated this lie and smear without checking any facts. A US Court yesterday ruled that the fragrant Melania can go ahead and sue Tarpley for $150 million - we await a ruling on whether the Mail can also be sued.
I look forward to Melania destroying Tarpley in Court as one hopes that the rat squeals and reveals what links, if any, he had with the dirty tricks specialists in team Crooked Hillary, for whom he batted with such dedication all summer.
But a case against the Mail would be even more joyful for the quandary in which it would put Britain's lefties. Hating the Mail is in their DNA but so too is hating anything to do with Donald Trump incvluding his Mrs. Poor Melania has never done anything wrong but she is the one immigrant the lefties love to bash for everything from her margoinally less than perfect English to what she wears or the air she breathes.
So for Owen Jones, Polly Toynbee, the BBC's dim Laura Kuenssberg et al the question is "who would you rather go down in flames and who triumph and be utterly vindicated: The Daily Mail or Mrs Trump?" There will be much angst over the muesli as they consider that question across Islington today.
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You may remember that for much of this year some journalists outside the mainstream established press questioned the health of Hillary Clinton. The mainstream media refused to cover it, stating that it was not an issue and that we were just mad right wing "bloggers". In MSM talk blogger means online writer who earns his living writing for a profitable enterprise. A journalist is paid by a loss making older media grouping that is losing readers. Anyhow, enough about folks like me who enjoy rising readership and run profitable businesses while er... enough said.
Then on 9/11 the crooked one collapsed and the story she spun did not stack up. Cough cough...the MSM briefly started to admit there was a bit of an issue but then buried that current story as it got hold of some Trump tapes from 2005.
Over the summer the FBI concluded an enquiry into Hillary's email habits and said there was no case to answer. Again, we deranged crazy right wingers questioned that as more and more evidence emerged saying there was an issue and as more and more folks within the FBI let it be known that they thought there was a very real case against Clinton. Again the MSM did not report this other than to blame any "noise" on Russia and deranged right wing bloggers.
Now once again we deranged deplorables have been vindicated. And despite initial spin on the liberal media that the new information the FBI has is from Russian hacking it is now clear that it is from its own work investigating how the husband of Hillary's closest aide was trying to get inside the knickers of a 15 year old girl.
The liberal media establishment would rather not cover this event which is clearly the biggest story in the world this weekend. Thus Saturday's Guardian did not make it the front page lead. Imagine if it had been Trump under an FBI probe?
Thereafter the reporting has followed a number of approaches. Firstly we are told that this is not going to change the way folks vote and that Hillary maintains a big lead. Unfortunately this is just a palpable lie on both counts as I explained earlier HERE:
So the MSM then moved on to suggest that the FBI was biased and to repeat Hillary's demands that it publish all the evidence now. What sweet irony. This is the woman who refused to hand over emails even when faced with a subpoena, who tried to destroy 33,000 emails though she had been ordered not to, suddenly demanding the FBI publish emails which her closest aide had on her PC for months? Do you not see the irony? The MSM does not.
This is the FBI which the Dems were praising in the summer as it cleared Hillary. Back then it was an impartial body staffed by fine Americans. Now that has all changed for the Dems. Just imagine that evidence had emerged about Trump, the FBI had been duty bound to investigate and had NOT revealed this having gone on the record saying that it had checked out Trump previously and found no case to answer. In such circumstances the Dems would have screamed "cover-up" as would the liberal media. But its Hillary so again a double standard applies.
Mrs Clinton knows full well that the FBI cannot release evidence half way through an investigation. That would prejudice the result. So she screams that the FBI must do just that and that its refusal to pervert the course of justice is evidence that she has no case to answer and that this is a stitch up. Such a narrative is so utterly ludicrous that no-one in America believes it. Yet that is exactly the narrative that the MSM is trying to run.
It simply will not wash. As I noted the other day, HERE, the big loser from this campaign is the mainstream liberal elitist media whose credibility has been shot to pieces. More trust with ordinary Americans has been destroyed and more readers lost to those of us who base our viable business models on simply telling the truth.
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It went out live on the 7PM Moscow Time show. In a Skype based interview, they asked how I wanted to be described - a blogger? No pal I have been a journalist for 25 years I said to the chappie who was probably soiling his nappy when I started in this trade. They described me as a blogger anyway.
In the interests of good taste I pulled on an old cricket sweater to cover up my Hillary for Prison T-shirt and off we went.
It was rather nice to chat to journalists who shared my views on how the liberal mainstream press cover up for the lying Clintons. In the feature before I listened to coverage of Syria which did not gloss over the fact that America is arming Al-Qaeda factions - what a novel change from the British news. My own interview covered material readers of this site will be well aware of.
I am sure it is out there on the interweb somewhere if you are interested.
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