(not satire – it’s the UK press!)
A lot of people have expressed surprise that the so-called Independent newspaper has come out in support of another Tory/Lib Dem coalition
But there really is no surprise.
First of all, the chairman of Independent newspapers Evgeny Lebedev, is a big fan and friend of David Cameron.
Here he is meeting with Cameron a couple of months ago:
And the person who decides on newspaper policy – the Group Content Editor of the Independent and Standard titles Chris Blackhurst – is the son of a Tory councillor and a big fan of the Tories.
Here he is just a few days ago in print praising the UK’s richest people and lambasting Ed Miliband at the same time:
The so-called news that a bunch of wealthy, privileged, out-of-touch media types are supporting the Tories is a bit … well .. dog-bites-man when it comes to news.
But the ones I feel sorry for are all the Independent readers who have now had a rude awaking because they mistakenly thought their newspaper really was independent.
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