Media Cynicism

A good example of how the media operate. This is The Guardian guide, previewing a programme about Corbyn's candidacy:
" Something amazing happened after veteran backbencher Jeremy Corbyn entered Labour's leadership race to "broaden the debate." The debate did not broaden. Instead, it narrowed like a halo- or a noose, depending on your position."

Really? Is that what happened? Not from where I sit. Without Corbyn, would the other three candidates really have given us a wider, more interesting debate? Don't think so. He's the one who's changed the atmosphere, raised questions which would otherwise have been ignored, and generated an enthusiasm we thought was confined to supporters of the SNP. He may not win, and he may be wrong on some issues, but he's done wonders for this debate.