People have a tendency to accept media opinion as public opinion and then repeat it as fact. So they repeat that Jeremy Corbyn is “unelectable”, simply because they’ve been told so often that he is. The truth is that in the new language of corporate power a candidate is described as ”unelectable” simply when it is found that he cannot be bought.
The establishment media also consistently repeat the fallacy that “the Labour Party needs to attract Tory voters back to Labour”. But this is not actually true, not even close. At the last election, just 24% of the electorate voted Conservative, while 76% did not. It is thus by no means impossible that Labour could easily win the next election by gathering votes only from the 76% who voted for other parties or abstained.
The establishment knows this, and it terrifies them, so I don’t think they’ll be dropping the ”unelectable” mantra, – or the smear campaign – any time soon….