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Journalists’ lack of curiosity about Corbyn was professional malpractice

Few predicted the result—but the media's brazen dismissal of different possibilities should concern us all

By Gary Younge   July 2017

Corbyn is photographed by the media following the election result. Photo: PA

Two days before the election I wrote a column for the Guardian arguing that despite the received wisdom, the campaign of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party had shown that it was electable. I thought I’d been careful. I didn’t argue Labour would win, only that its chances could not be dismissed. Drawing on two month’s reporting in Harrow and a month in Muncie, Indiana, for last year’s elections in the United States, my point was that “electability” is…

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