Silence prevails about the continuing support for Jeremy Corbyn as a political leader given by millennials or Generation Y (born after 1997) in the 2019 YouGov Ratings data (snapshot, right). 

Instead mainstream media (MSM) are giving the widest possible coverage to dissident MPs at the party conference and the very low ratings for Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership in recent YouGov polls –

MSM’s anti-Corbyn bias has been well documented by a few gifted journalists, such as Peter Oborne and the Media Lens Davids.

Their charges and the 50,000 earlier complaints of anti-Corbyn bias in BBC programmes are validated by a 2017 Lancaster University study which concluded that ‘some BBC coverage does demonstrate bias and partiality against Corbyn in subtle modes where tone alters the meaning of the script and visuals’ and the BBC Trust’s findings against their political editor Laura Kuenssberg whose reporting broke their accuracy and impartiality rule.

The millennials do not – in general – read print newspapers or MSM online versions, but take their information from a variety of online ’social media’. They are ’media savvy’ and understand quite well the reasons for the campaign against the man who ‘appeals to a generation of young people who feel they have never known an honest, decent politician’ as Rhiannon Cosslett describes him; she adds, ‘Corbyn’s galvanising potential is something I’ve been writing about since 2015 when he stood for the leadership’.

Last year the BBC published this graph about the probability of young people voting Labour

Will they see a Labour leader who has ‘played a blinder’ and ‘risen to the occasion at a time of national crisis . . . a leader (who) has come into his own . . . statesmanlike and strategic . . . His parliamentary performances have grown more confident as Johnson has faltered; he has asked direct and basic questions which he knows the prime minister cannot answer; and he is, for now at least, thinking more strategically and collegially than at any other moment in his leadership . . .’ (Prospect magazine earlier this month).

The result of the next general election will not be decided by careerist MPs but by these young people (apart from a couple found by George Osborne’s minions) and that percentage of their elders who have stood equally firm against the huge indoctrination exercise mounted by the media on behalf of the corporate-political nexus.




Posted on September 22, 2019, in Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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