Okay... I've got to ask : is British media really running the UK instead of the government?
In the last month, my YouTube sources(1) report almost on a daily basis on how traditional media is skewing, misinterpreting or not covering aspects of brexit that might paint it in a negative light.
Figures showing the drop in exports as seriously dropping, the legal action against the UK, the Norwegian fishing agreement failing,... The traditional media seems like a punching bag...or local school paper articles that shouldn't be taken seriously.
In itself, I wouldn't say it's new (I remember James O'Brian reading some article headings of the past about the EU... The EU was depicted as a real of pure evil and bureaucracy (2)). But it has to be asked because now Johnsons the target of an investigation...
...on the finances for his office's wallpaper.
Don't get me wrong : if he used more public money than allowed, I'm not saying he should be left off the hook. But at the same time... Fucking seriously?
When Johnson waved 'his' deal in the end of December as a victory, it wasn't allowed to be scrutinized. Brexit's the biggest economical shift since the second world War, and it's not allowed to be criticized? May's the deals get rejected, but this is a go because Boris was smart enough to squander enough time to basically say 'it's this or nothing'?
I've already talked about how the DUP felt duped () because they basically agreed to what they wouldn't agree to. No call for investigation on whether or not the Irish sea border is legit to begin with? (3) no check on whether leaving the single market was needed to begin with?
Next up : riots in Northern Ireland. I personally blame the dup: threatening to scrap the document that holds the peace in the region tends to do that. But it seems media didn't even bother covering it properly. So... What does it really take to take a good, close look at what Boris really bargained?
... But nooooo. He used 200'000 pounds instead of an annual 30'000 to renovate his fucking office. And THAT is a scandal that has people talking of removing him from office?
(1): that'll be 'afifferent bias' and a guy going by 'Robespierre', mostly
(2): I kind of wonder... How many of those really came from journalist Boris Johnson or EU's UK representative Nigel Farage?
(3): my sources calmly explain that the good Friday agreement isn't jeopardized all by this sea border. But I don't get any coherent argument from the DUP corner
I have similar questions about the US. Seems to be one big rotten tree, its rancid roots spread far.