I’ve known for years that most of the mainstream media is biased against the left but the reporting of this week’s local elections sinks to new depths.
I’ve just been reading the latest posts on The Skwawkbox where there is a completely different interpretation of Thursday’s local election results which as many people as possible ought to see so I’m re-blogging it here.
THE LOCAL ELECTION OVERVIEW YOU WON’T GET FROM THE BBC
“In a 1984-like misrepresentation, the BBC – and of course the right-wing owned media and Blairite Labour back-benchers – have painted Labour’s significant gains in Thursday’s local elections as a failure.
Coincidentally, many all of those pushing the ‘failure’ line have also independently decided to push a ‘have we reached peak Corbyn?’ line as well.
Here are some objective facts from the night that you might be excused for being surprised about based on the majority of ‘MSM’ coverage:
It might be the start of British Summer Time but it will be a few months before the temperature feels anything like Summer!
But no bad thing according to John (Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men) Steinbeck:
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
The quote is from Travels with Charley which I haven’t read but it seems like a fascinating book.
From Wikipedia: Travels with Charley: In Search of America is a travelogue written by American author John Steinbeck. It depicts a 1960 road trip around the United States made by Steinbeck, in the company of his standard poodle, Charley. Steinbeck wrote that he was moved by a desire to see his country on a personal level, since he made his living writing about it. He wrote of having many questions going into his journey, the main one being, “What are Americans like today?” However, he found that he had concerns about much of the “new America” he witnessed.
Steinbeck tells of traveling throughout the United States in a specially made camper he named Rocinante, after Don Quixote’s horse. His travels start in Long Island, New York, and roughly follow the outer border of the United States, from Maine to the Pacific Northwest, down into his native Salinas Valley in California, across to Texas, up through the Deep South, and then back to New York. Such a trip encompasses nearly 10,000 miles.
According to Thom Steinbeck, the author’s oldest son, the real reason for the trip was that Steinbeck knew he was dying and wanted to see his country one last time. The younger Steinbeck has said he was surprised that his stepmother allowed his father to make the trip; his heart condition meant he could have died at any time. A new introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of the book cautioned readers that “it would be a mistake to take this travelogue too literally, as Steinbeck was at heart a novelist.”
There are several versions of the classic George Gershwin “Summertime” on Youtube. But this is extraordinary!