ⓘ 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗺 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗮𝗻 𝘂𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲. https://t.co/2CFQ7a3cMP— The Spectator (@spectator) January 2, 2021
This is the game the MSM has been playing for years.— Yawn (@yawnymcyawnface) January 2, 2021
Take an extreme/unlikely position that has a grain of truth (the NYT headline isn’t wrong) and present it as the norm/default.
This is the BBC/Graun Playbook 101 on Brexit in particular; “coulds” reported as “woulds”
Yes, everything in that Spectator paragraph is in the NYT article too. The Spectator must be relying on their readers being to lazy to even bother reading the NYT article for themselves. And judging by the replies in this thread, that's a good call by The Spectator.— Gavin Deane (@GJDeane) January 3, 2021
The NYT don't understand the first thing about British journalism: protect the Tory government at all costs.— Ghostface Kafka (36 Chambers) (@TheKafkaDude) January 3, 2021