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10:14 am, December 10th, 2019 - 17 comments
Categories: boris johnson, health, International, politicans, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, uk politics, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: Boris Johnson, nhs, stupid and heartless
Boris Johnson and the Tory Party have been keen to run an election campaign around Brexit and the notion of “getting things done” while simultaneously ‘saving’ the nation from the man pop media has spent years casting as “unfit for office”.
And to be fair, the generally pathetic state of British pop media is such that they may well have pulled it off.
But then came a dossier on the NHS that detailed how the service was going to be hocked off in trade talks with the US should Brexiteers be successful in realigning Britain with a fading USA over sticking with a fading Europe.
Pop media stepped up to the plate and attempted to diminish the importance of that NHS document by trundling out that tired trope of Russian interference – the suggestion being that the source of a leak might be more important than the substantive nature of leaked material.
In the end though, the dossier may not need to get the attention it deserves, “because this”. (Sometimes, it would seem, even pop can be good.)
Edit/update. And when the Tory Party sent the health secretary, Matthew Hancock, down to the hospital on a mission of damage control, they apparently thought it a good idea, by way of distraction, to peddle a story about Hancock’s advisor being assaulted. And, of course, pop media uncritically picked the story up and ran with it. (Shame there was video footage 🙂 )