You’re unlikely to see a more fawning interview than the editor of Middle East Eye David Hearst’s three way with Jeremy Corbyn and Peter Oborne.
“The former Labour leader was the victim of a carefully planned and brutally executed political assassination.”
Hearst may well believe that Corbyn is a victim of a media conspiracy because in 2017 he told told a room full of people that Israel instigated a conspiracy to “safeguard” itself from its “two worst enemies” the BBC and the Guardian:
“And then I asked him [the Israeli ambassador], as he was talking to me, ‘who are Israel’s two worst enemies?’ And I was expecting him to say Hamas and Hizbollah, and with an absolutely straight face he said ‘the BBC and the Guardian’ [laughter]. And they have acted on it. They really have acted on it, I don’t want to say anything about the Guardian, but I know they have acted on it, they have put people in place in senior editorial positions to safeguard that in both institutions.”
Hearst made the claim at a meeting entitled The Hamas New Charter and the Western Response, organised by the Palestine Forum in Britain.
Ironically (if we understand such things) rather than making Corbyn a more sympathetic figure this interview is in keeping with everything the people of Britain detested about him and serves as the perfect epitaph for his time as Labour leader.