A Tory MP just branded a journalist an

In yet another example of the British media’s ridiculous pro-Establishment bias, a Tory MP has been allowed to absolutely destroy his own party’s so-called ‘Respect Pledge’ by disgracefully insulting a journalist without the BBC or anybody in the Mainstream Media even so much as raising a whimper in response.

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The incident initially began when the writer and political activist Owen Jones tweeted about his experiences inside the ‘cult’ of the mainstream media, tweeting:

“The main thing I’ve learned from working in the British media is that much of it is a cult. Afflicted by a suffocating groupthink, intolerant of critics, hounds internal dissenters, full of people who made it because of connections and/or personal background rather than merit.”

Following Jones’ tweet, he was immediately set upon by numerous mainstream journalists – whose virtually identical replies, ironically, completely proved his point:

https://twitter.com/OwenJones84/status/987282322402705408

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https://twitter.com/RedPeppermag/status/987314095123812353

However, the S*n’s Westminster Correspondent Harry Cole then went on to slam Jones, tweeting a screenshot of his initial tweet and replying saying:

“No, that’s what he learned from working at the Guardian. Endless tedious contradictory columns.. and bitter sniping at working hacks. The man couldn’t break a window let alone a story. And the realisation that the Corbyn team will never, ever forgive him seems to be eating him up”

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At which point, the ever-graceful Tory MP Nicholas Soames decided to take Tory political debate to new levels by disgustingly branding the Guardian columnist Owen Jones an:

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Soames’ remark clearly breaks the Tories’ so-called Respect Pledge – a promise which was proudly unveiled by Tory Chairman Brandon Lewis just last month, and which implores all Tory MPs to:

“Refrain from making abusive or offensive attacks … on social media or verbally”

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Just imagine if this disgusting abuse was dished out by a pro-Corbyn MP towards a right-wing commentator. Do you honestly think the BBC and the rest of the mainstream media would be silent? Of course they wouldn’t – it would be the top story.

But because it is a Tory MP doing the abusing, the media has given them a free pass to do as they please – even if what they’ve done completely annihilates a promise the Tories made just a month ago.

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Furthermore, it was just over a week ago that Lewis also called on Labour to sign the Respect Pledge, going on to demand they “Step up and do the right thing“:

Well, Mr Lewis, it seems that one of your MPs has completely broken your so-called Respect Pledge. So when are YOU going to “Step up and do the right thing” by sacking them?

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We won’t hold our breath.

As ever with the Tories, they’re all talk, and absolutely no action.

And as ever with the mainstream media, it’s one zero-tolerance rule for anybody who supports building a fairer society, and a completely different set of rules for everybody who doesn’t.

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