This is what the LibDems said when Andrea Leadsom called on the media to be more patriotic:
“This is a sinister threat to the free media. How dare Andrea Leadsom tell the press what they should think, this isn’t a George Orwell book. She needs to apologise for these comments and realise what she said was frankly stupid.”
Yet today top LibDem Tom Brake says the right-wing press
“… Don’t have the patriotism or honesty to point out the failings of a Conservative govt. and its approach to Brexit.”
So when Brexiteers call for patriotic coverage they’re “a sinister threat to the free media” but when Tom Brake does it it’s fine?