'Dimwit journalists who think they're always right need to go', says Jeremy Corbyn supporter

'Dimwit journalists who think they're always right need to go', says Jeremy Corbyn supporter

Aaron Bastani says some people think they're entitled to be right

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Dimwit" journalists who think they're always right with their predictions need to be thrown out, according to a prominent supporter of Jeremy Corbyn.

Aaron Bastani, founder of Novara Media, joined George Galloway to discuss the outcome of the general election, the predictions made before it and media coverage.

He told George: "When you’ve had a silver spoon in your life, when you’ve got everywhere in your life on the basis of who your mum and your dad knows, of course [some journalists] think you’re entitled to not just have an opinion but to be right."

Journalists who make predictions based on their opinions, he said, "are wrong, they’re not entitled to have an opinion, furthermore they aren’t right about anything.

"We need to get rid of these dimwits at places like The Guardian, The Independent, any newspaper that pretends to inform the British public because quite frankly they’re doing the opposite," he said.

He also believes "it was clear there was going to be a hung Parliament, it was inevitable, but this didn’t translate to any analysis from the allegedly centre left all the way through to the right."

Bastani thinks all that was needed for a real prediction of a hung Parliament was for people "to get out the capital and talk to usual regular people and the answers were always the same. Whether it’s Brexit or Corbyn, they want change."

Listen to the full interview above