Looks like the Times is giving the Guardian a run for their money in the "most ludicrously trivial slanting of Corbyn coverage" contest. First the Guardian noted the lèse majesté of Corbyn's lip movements (or lack thereof) during the national anthem; now the Times damns his bicycle for its associations with far-left mass murder. (The kind Corbyn is obviously plotting for all those who resist his evil plans to create a howling, hellish Britain with less war and fewer poor).
An innocuous picture of Corbyn leaving his house was larded with feverish implications by Times, which noted (in the first paragraph!) that the Labour leader was, on this occasion, taking a cab to a meeting and leaving behind his — gasp! — "Chairman Mao-style bicycle."
And this is just the first week of his party leadership! What next? “Jeremy Corbyn, whose hair colour is eerily reminiscent of that of Jimmy Saville, was spotted today in a shop buying pencils (an obvious indication of his Luddite intention to reduce Britain to a pre-Industrial Revolution wasteland).”
“BREAKING NEWS!! Jeremy Corbyn, who refused to praise our Queen in song, was caught today — on video! — actually mouthing the lyrics to a Cat Stevens tune as he walked down the street. He won’t honour the Queen, but he’s happy filling his mouth with the words of a MUSLIM!”
“In yet another revealing — and disturbing incident — Jeremy Corbyn was spotted today using his two lower limbs to propel himself forward — JUST LIKE ADOLF HITLER DID! Is there any doubt now that this madman is a threat to our national security, as the PM rightly said???”
At this rate, they’re going to run out of demonization material by the end of this month. What will they have left by the time of the actual election in 2020? “One onlooker said that Corbyn was literally EATING THE HEADS off NEWBORN KITTENS while chewing wads of khat (a DRUG directly connected to AFRICANS) and having SEX with BURQA-clad MUSLIM PROSTITUTES on top of MARGARET THATCHER’S GRAVE!! Is THIS the man we want to see in No. 10 next week??”
It’s going to a long five years…