(not satire – it’s the UK media)
Is the Guardian resorting to using underhand means to boost its beloved Lib Dems and damage Labour in the eyes of its centre-left readership in the run up to the next election?
I’ve caught the newspaper twice distorting news stories recently to boost the Lib Dems:
And today I got this Guardian headline in my Facebook feed:
It’s a picture of Labour MP Keith Vaz welcoming the 2 Romanian migrants who arrived at Luton airport on New Year’s Day – with the mocking headline:
The only problem is that it’s completely untrue. In his Huffington Post article, the Romanian ambassador doesn’t mock the ‘UK MPs awaiting arrival of migrants’ – he mocks the UK media waiting at Luton as well as right-wing politicians in general for their anti-immigration hysteria.
He’s not referring to Labour MP Keith Vaz at all – who has been rather critical of anti-immigration rhetoric.
So the Guardian’s lying. Again.
And since it’s been revealed (by me mainly) that Private Eye editor Ian Hislop is also a secret Lib Dem fan, there seems to be a dearth of anti-coalition supporters in the UK press.
Well that’s a surprise, isn’t it?
Please feel free to comment.