Friday, 11 October 2013

Tweet of the Day – 11 October 2013

I have been wondering whether to re-introduce this feature, and have missed several 'good 'uns' while making up my mind, so let's have a go and see what happens!

This was tweeted by Matk Wallace early this morning...
"149,632 out of 150,000 Royal Mail staff accepted shares. The Guardian reported this as 'hundreds of staff reject free allocation of shares' "
Now that's what I mean by slanted reporting, and it happens so often. Bearing in mind that it needed a conscious effort to misrepresent the real news, it just goes to show how corrupt (as in Pravda-in-the-eighties) The Guardian is.

I really hate this sort of thing: the paper's job is to report the story that is, not try to make one up to suit a warped and twisted agenda of their own. If they can't or won't do that, they shouldn't be in the business. Fortunately, they are so hugely and chronically loss-making that they might not survive much longer anyway.

UPDATE: Guido has this easily-disproven smear from the same paper.

No-one with any integrity would take that publication on trust, especially from today, and anything quoted or referenced from it needs to be second-sourced from a more honest source. We already know it is hypocritical: just one example shows this, where they hound Conservatives for having offshore repositories for their funds but the Guardian's own parent company does exactly the same. There are other examples...

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