It has to be The Guardian that ruins a piece like this, doesn’t it?
It’s a claim that put baldly can sound too vast and conspiratorial to be credible, but there are some parts of the British press that, for a long time, have not simply reported the news, but done their bit to create it, so that it conforms to a pre-existing narrative.
The media are often not the impartial observers that this scenario assumes. Sometimes, the journalist looks out of the window, finds that it is dry, but ends up giving the impression that it is raining anyway.
There are certain stories that are teased into headlines based on exaggeration and a loose relationship with the facts.
What, you mean like when an Arab Sundanese castigates the British over slavery?