Corbynistas moaning about 'biased' TV coverage of Labour leader have had EVERY one of more than 500 complaints rejected

Ofcom has received a total of 537 complaints against the four main TV networks over its reporting of the Labour leader since October 2016.

Last year's general election and the outbreak of Labour's anti-Semitism crisis saw huge spikes in the number of reports.

The BBC received the most allegations of unfair coverage with 291 referrals.

Channel 4 received 117 complaints, Sky News was reported to the regulator 61 times and ITV accused on 25 occasions.

But not a single complaint was upheld after investigation by Ofcom officials.



Last May saw the highest number of reports with 147 complaints as campaigning for the 2017 General Election entered its final stages.

In March, there were 140 complaints as Guardian columnist and outspoken Corbyn supporter Owen Jones accused the BBC's Newsnight programme of photoshopping a picture of the Labour leader wearing a hat to make him "look more Russian".

The BBC said the photo was not photoshopped but was a genuine picture of Corbyn wearing a Lenin-style hat.

There have also been almost 80 complaints in the last five months amid Labour's anti-semitism crisis and controversy over Corbyn holding a wreath in front of a plaque honouring the founder of the Black September group, which was behind the 1972 Munich Olympics terror attack.

Mr Corbyn, his supporters and loyal MPs have repeatedly claimed broadcasters are 'biased' against him.

In a Vice documentary filmed in 2016, he said: "There is not one story on any election anywhere in the UK that the BBC will not spin into a problem for me.

"It is obsessive beyond belief. They are obsessed with trying to damage the leadership of the Labour party."

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg was hissed at by Corbyn supporters while questioning the Labour leader in 2016 and she was later assigned bodyguards at the Labour party conference in the wake of vile online abuse.

Corbyn himself threatened the free press that "change is coming" in a YouTube video as he dodged questions about his past links to Soviet bloc spies.

Last month, he set out plans to 'reduce the power of media bosses' in the wake of Labour's anti-Semitism scandal and controversy over pictures of him laying a wreath at the graves of terrorists behind the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre.

He told the Edinburgh TV Festival: "Just because it’s on the front page of The Sun or Mail doesn’t automatically make it news."




An Ofcom spokesman said: "Complaints about broadcast standards are carefully assessed under Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code, which sets strict standards for programme content which broadcasters must follow.

"If we consider that these rules may have been broken, we work swiftly to investigate.

"Should we conclude our rules have been broken, we have the power to impose sanctions on broadcasters."

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