So, the Guardian is now filling its columns with fake, heavily qualified and borderline amnesiac apologies for getting Corbyn so stunningly wrong. Let’s remind ourselves just how relentlessly offensive its vilification has been. Here’s a sample, taken from the much more comprehensive set assembled by theguardian.fivefilters.org
Do check out the rest. Meanwhile those row-back pieces by the likes of Freedland and Toynbee, their spirit best captured by Nick Cohen’s I was wrong BUT, have been priceless – see today’s off-Guardian for Kit’s analysis of a Jonathan Freedland who led the pack from Day One.
Then, from those within the PLP who now and again take to the Graun to pen their bile, we had the hilarious Jess Phillips – magnificently lampooned below the line by Andy Platt – on the necessity of eating humble pie, while swallowing not one morsel of the stuff herself.
But for barefaced, delusionally revisionist chutzpah the dreadful Suzanne Moore takes some beating. Check the two samples above of her headline handiwork, then come back and tell me if you will how thick a skin you’d need – I suppose in its own way you might call it an asset – to write, as she did on Friday, a column with this header.