I admit I take a certain amount of pleasure in the fact that a guy with an Irish background is being such a complete pain in the neck to the British Establishment. They absolutely loath charismatic working-class leaders.
This is the front page of today’s Sun.
Take a minute to watch this bizarre monologue from Richard Madeley yesterday:
'Will you answer the question Mr Lynch, I won't let you get away with nonsense'@richardm56 grills the General Secretary of the RMT, Mick Lynch over striking over the Christmas period pic.twitter.com/htcqFREQM9
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) December 13, 2022
He is also calling out the ‘impartial’ BBC:
— Saul Staniforth (@SaulStaniforth) December 13, 2022
But the press is not as powerful as it used to be. Newspaper sales are down two-thirds in 20 years. Most young people now get their news from social media, especially Tiktok. The old vilification tactics are not as powerful as they once were.
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