The Sun coverage of their news that Jermey Corbyn called the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden a “tragedy”.
The favourite to be next Labour leader claimed the al-Qaeda warlord’s 2011 execution left the world a “more dangerous” place.
Corbyn’s gaffe casts doubt on Corbyn’s claims that meeting extremists and calling them “friends”, did not mean he shared their views.
He had slammed critics for “hysteria and deliberate misrepresentation” after The Sun exposed him for meeting known anti-semites such as Dyab Abou Jahjah.
Amazingly Mr Corbyn did not deny these views last night, with a spokesman simply saying: “Jeremy is a total opponent of Al-Qaeda and all it stands for.”
The howler came as he spoke to Press TV, the Iranian regime’s English language propaganda channel, just days after the 2011 US hit squad raid in Abbottabad, rural Pakistan.
Corbyn also pushed conspiracy theories that America may have faked the death and burial at sea.
He said: “We can only guess that there is something fishy here. Either Bin Laden wasn’t there, therefore there has to be a story. Or, the pictures ... show something else... This was an assassination at
attempt and is yet another tragedy upon a tragedy, upon a tragedy.”
Well you could argue that it was a summary execution but vile as Bin Laden was the law should apply to all and he should have stood Trial for his crimes .
However for some reason (well OK we know the reason) the Sun failed to mention that Corbyn also added that it was his preference that Osama Bin Laden be put on trial, a view shared by, among other people, Barack Obama and Boris Johnson.
However if he did then
the truth of members of the Saudi Royal Family's role in funding
Al-Quaeda, and whether the US had backed Bin Laden during the Afghan civil
war when he fought against the Soviet backed regime.
I suppose this is what we can expect from the Media if Corbyn wins then there will be a constant twisting of the facts as the above and there will be very little in the mainstream media to correct them.
A Corbyn victory will lead to an unprecedented campaign against him that will make the attacks in the GLC in the 80's under Ken Livingston look mild