The Byline Times project seems to be an independent news/media project that is entirely and exclusively concerned with projecting anxieties about independent news/media projects -- i.e. the expression of unauthorised opinion.
For Cadwalladr's crew to bleat about unhinged and extreme conspiracy theories, propagated by people who are 'unqualified' to act as reporters, journalists & interviewers is of course a bit rich.

But the interesting thing is that they are too dense to understand it.
My attempt at a sociological explanation is that they are formed from a class of people that thrived -- for no good reason -- under the terms of Blair administration, which lingered long into the coalition era. The referendum was of course the terminal point for that class.
They are categorically mediocre. Their grasp of politics is extremely poor. They demonstrate almost zero capacity for independent and critical thought, or flexibility of perspective. But they were all doing quite nicely until Nigel Farage came along and ruined the party.
You can say whatever you like about Farage's politics, but he made plain the facts of the growing political division in the UK very early on, and the likes of Blair decided that they would press on with fuelling the democratic deficit regardless.

"This is the year 2005, not 1945" Blair shouts at Farage and Helmer.

But that's not a political argument. It said nothing to the many millions of people who did not vote for Blair, did not agree with Blair's 'humanitarian' warmongering and his disastrous political projects.
A decade and a half later, the Byline project merely screeches "FAR RIGHT" at anything that moves away from the erstwhile mainstream -- the mainstream as they wanted it to be.

But it's 2021, not 2005. You can't just screech at people in the way that Blair did.
And that's why it is only extremely stupid people who are capable of such a project. You have to have the political memory of a goldfish not to have understood that the ground on which Farage stands was created by Blair et al, and that Blair's projects are rubble and corpses.
They are bitter, obsessive & nasty conspiracy theorists, because nobody from that fold can orient them towards better explanations. Only class, money and connections makes them distinct from the nether regions of the Internet, where low-status conspiracy theories thrive.
This is in contrast to GB News, much like Farage, which identified a massive gap in the market for wider debate *across* *political* *lines* than was being catered for in the mainstream.

Too crazy even for Channel 4 News, Byline tore itself away from the mainstream.
See also this joker, whose only talent is machine-gun bullshittery.

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