Dear Sun editors, readers and IPSO,
What a mainstream publication opts to put on its front page can be very telling.
Take the Sun called by others the Scum and worse.
This week as Hillsborough inquest verdicts of unlawful killing were returned the British media ran that as a headline, front page story but not the Sun.
The Sun posted a story about David Cameron.
The Sun of course posted a terrible front page full of accusations against Liverpool fans when 96 died in a football crush April 15, 1989; four years ago they ran an apology.
They have since blamed information received by police from the scene but only the Sun stuck by the story of drunken fans urinating on the injured and dying.
So you will not be alone if you think that the Sun should have been leading the charge when unlawful killing verdicts were returned this week and in doing so adding a heartfelt apology.
Since the Hillsborough inquests verdict though Ken Livingstone has been suspended from the Labour Party and a smear campaign against some in the party highlights political opportunism at its worst.
And the Sun has done it again.
Friday the Sun posted "Ken Livingstone’s shock claim: I can’t be an anti-Semite because I've romped with Jewish women."
A shocking statement if it was true but in the text of their report the Sun says:
The leftie said hours before Labour suspended him for a Hitler rant: “It’s absurd to call me an anti-Semite, as two of my ex-girlfriends are Jewish.”
Not the best choice of words from Ken or the Sun.
A leftie shows clear bias but it is posted as news not an opinion piece.
Look at the original title of the Sun piece which is shown below in their URL and that surely smacks of anti Semitism-"Ken Livingstone shock claim I can't be anti Semitic I've had it oy vey Jewish girls."
Someone in the editorial team obviously thought better of that headline and switched to 'romp' which is still inaccurate.
Those on the right wing of British politics are working to oust the first truly left-wing leader of the Labour party in years.
Those leaning away from the left but part of the Labour party are joining in.
The Sun is either playing politics or aiming for increasing its circulation.
It is one publication featuring in many shops; that means whether you read it or not you may encounter its front page.
And in the end mud sticks and if and when the Sun apologises it usually opts for a small retraction that is not on its front page.
Time the Sun followed its other Murdoch publication The News of the World and shut up shop.
Yet if the boot were on the other foot Corbyn and his supporters would have been expected to accept a party run by Cooper, Kendall or Burnham.
Jeremy Corbyn was big news before last weekend's terror attacks in France with negative headline after negative headline; words taken out of context are now the daily norm in some publications.
Wednesday it is Ken Livingstone taking some of the heat away from Corbyn.
However, as the two men are long-time political allies, the strike at Livingstone is still a strike at Corbyn.
BBC News, so often these days a voice for the Tory government, reports;
Ken Livingstone has "unreservedly" apologised for suggesting a shadow defence minister who criticised him needed "psychiatric help".
But remember Jones started this latest row by questioning Livingstone's capability after Corbyn appointed him to work on a Trident review panel. "Mr Jones had said giving the job to the former London Mayor would damage Labour’s credibility."
The Evening Standard reports "After hearing the criticism, Mr Livingstone said: “I think he might need some psychiatric help. He’s obviously very depressed and disturbed. He should pop off and see his GP before he makes these offensive comments.”
Sounds like just another day in politics; if Livingstone was in the wrong what about the Tory party using mental health as a means of attacking Labour; a new low even for the Tories.
BBC News continues "Mr Corbyn's decision to appoint the former London mayor [Livingstone] as joint chair of Labour's defence review sparked an angry backlash from pro-Trident Labour MPs, with shadow defence secretary Maria Eagle reported to be "furious". Ms Eagle, who was leading the review, said she was not consulted before Mr Livingstone was made her co-chair - the pair hold opposing views on Britain's nuclear weapons."
The renewal of Trident is often divisive.
The pro-camp claim there is jobs at stake and the U.K. having the ability to show the world a working nuclear deterrent.
However as some point out the U.K. would probably never use the deterrent without U.S. approval and it is in many ways a costly white-elephant.
Mr. Corbyn is a lifelong pacifist and the Tory party has used that to best negative effect. But is it so wrong to want a world at peace not war?
As the U.K. gets onto a war footing we are likely to join bombing raids in Syria any time soon and without a U.N. mandate.
U.K. P.M. David Cameron is set to follow Tony Blair's non U.N. approved path to military action.
He said Thursday that a U.N. vote would likely be scuppered by Russia; but not holding a vote as you may not like the possible outcome has to be wrong.
You may as well scrap the U.N if that is the case.
In votes concerning Israel the U.S.A. tends to use its veto and so on it goes.
While many question whether or not Labour will ever be elected with Mr. Corbyn at the helm you have to wonder how many more attacks from outside and within he can take.
Will he end up the best Labour leader but one who is never Prime Minister?
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