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You know when you look at someone's posts and you think 'What a dick', then you wonder if that's what people think of you when they look at your posts.

I think the 'fake news' cry has worked well for our malign leaders with a sympathetic media slipping into paralysis, unable to clarify the situation.

But occasionally our terrible leaders go one step too far and the media just have to, begrudgingly, hold them to account.

Unless things change, unless we demand change, our rulers will continue to deny their failings by simply saying it didn't happen - 'fake news'.

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"But so far, in spite of the presence of reporters, the BBC News channel has not mentioned the development so far."

If we go back to supporting a party led by someone like Corbyn they'll take it all away again.

I fear it will be an effective technique. People already blame Corbyn for Labour's poor election results.

Not the entryist infighting and deliberate undermining, not the relentless negative media coverage.

Our reward for complacency is negative Tory coverage.

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All you gaslighting enthusiasts:

Don't you think the reason certain newspapers and journalists are now properly attacking the Tories is because the threat of a proper left wing government has gone?

And they will only continue to attack the Tories as long as we behave ourselves and stop supporting anti-war politicians.

I wonder if this can work on Mastodon...

5 words, 5 tags:

Highest death toll in Europe


Instead of clapping for the NHS this Thursday, why not clap for the people who are clapping?

I'm currently reading some amateur erotic fiction online.

Surprisingly - or perhaps not so surprisingly - it is incredibly tame stuff and the most 'adult' the stories get are when they use slang words for body parts - which turn out to be words frequently used on every social media platform.

Hmm. A confusing 'debate' on the bird site. Some people feel herd immunity is the best option but no one addressed my comment that the supposed point of lockdown is to avoid overwhelming the health service.

Will protect the NHS?

To think the person who invented the quote:

“It’s Easier to Fool People Than It Is to Convince Them That They Have Been Fooled.”

could have been very famous if he/she hadn't misattributed it to Mark Twain.

But then again, without the misattribution it probably wouldn't have gone viral.

Do you want to watch Kerry-Anne Mendoza criticise Johnson Johnson on Youtube?

Sure you do.

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