'Right wing b*ll*cks’: Daily Mail, Sun trolled for blatant anti-Labour headlines
The damning headline is blazed across the paper’s front, page hanging above pictures of Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.
“The Mail accuses this troika of befriending Britain's enemies and scorning the institutions that keep us safe,” the sub headline reads.
I see the Daily Mail has gone all out to defend the Empire pic.twitter.com/0Vcog2Jiay— Michael McAvoy (@KillieMeSoftly) June 6, 2017
This is a powerful front page from the Daily Mail. pic.twitter.com/MJ9TKWs7ou— James Chalmers (@ProfChalmers) June 6, 2017
While many people are lashing out at the Mail, accusing them of blatant bias so close to the election, the front page doesn’t come as a surprise to many as the paper has traditionally backed the Conservative party and regularly attacks its rivals.
Let's just run that through the translator pic.twitter.com/EdQNXu5Xbc— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) June 6, 2017
It's mental that Theresa May can lead such an awful campaign, yet she'll still win because your aunty Sue reads the Daily Mail— Dan (@DanClarkkk) June 6, 2017
Health warning: do not touch the Daily Mail today. It contains the sulphuric fires of Hell and will burn you on contact.— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) June 7, 2017
I've fixed that for you, Daily Mail. pic.twitter.com/Ic6qvCX0Pv— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) June 6, 2017
The Daily Express, The Sun and The Telegraph also came in for criticism. ‘VOTE MAY OR WE FACE DISASTER,’ screams The Express front page while The Sun runs with ‘JEZZA'S JIHADI COMRADES.’
The Sun and the Daily Mail are an absolute disgrace. pic.twitter.com/fy2nxlEgXl— James Melville (@JamesMelville) June 6, 2017
I do wonder why the billionaire owners of The Express, Daily Mail, Sun and Telegraph are so worried about Corbyn? 🤔— Michael Russell (@FatherRussell) June 6, 2017
PROPAGANDA: A coordinated smear of the government’s political opponents on the eve of an election as agreed by the PM in secret meetings. pic.twitter.com/T9STaxiUxr— The DM Reporter (@DMReporter) June 7, 2017
The Daily Mirror, which has supported the Labour Party for decades, also runs with a picture of Corbyn on its front page. However, it will promote an exclusive interview with the Labour leader. 'Corbyn: We will do something very special. We will win tomorrow... for the many not the few,’ the front page reads.
The Guardian, which is seen to have a more liberal reputation, leads with British Prime Minister Theresa May's vow to change human rights laws if the laws prevented her government from imposing restrictions on terror suspects.