Oh come off it, this isn’t “addressing” anything, this is digging through dirt desperately.
We have fresh giant piles of shit pooping out of Tory arses, like Boris “Outright Dehumanization and Blatant Racism” Johnson, and that seems to have got about equal coverage to some vague dumb waffle from Corbyn in 2013. (And I agree it was a dumb thing to say.)
And you think this is appropriately “addressing” a problem?
No. It’s very clear evidence that the establishment has a huge problem with Corbyn (no news there), and is totally desperate to find anything that sticks. UR A TERORIST!!! didn’t stick. U <3 TERROISTS didn’t stick. You’re an anti-Semite hasn’t stuck like, the last four times, especially as it’s often obvious horseshit (like with Hodge, where her entire outburst was irrational), but I guess they think if they say it enough times it will work?
And nobody seems to think long-term, and see how labeling this sort of thing, which is, at absolute WORST mild othering of certain Jewish extremist factions (and less bad than, say, oh I dunno PREVENT even existing!), at worst again, as extreme anti-Semitism comparable to “rivers of blood” might, y’know, be crying wolf. Might inure the British public to claims of anti-Semitism (as it obviously is doing). Might lower the tone of debate. Might seem desperate. Have any of these allegations ever even damaged his rating? His rating kept climbing in the midst of “U <3 TERRORISTS!!!” whilst we had multiple terrorist attacks even.