i’ve noticed a pretty shithouse thing the bbc and others have started doing, which i’m not quite sure how to describe. they kinda “space out” the horror stories about the tories, so today it’s the windrush stuff, while they just ignore the esther mcvey shit, and the syria stuff is already sliding down the front page of the site. then in a day or so they’ll get around to the mcvey rape comments, but it’ll be buried halfway down the tory/uk politics pages. they kind of drip-feed these stories to the public, because they have to provide a minimum of coverage due to the rules, but the way they disperse them has the effect of making these issues seem relatively minor and easy to solve.
whereas if corbyn or labour make even the mildest of gaffes or mistakes there’s an absolute deluge of articles and opinions about it within an hour or two, and it’s all they’ll really devote any attention to that day.