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How newspapers work: David Cameron’s family holiday in The Guardian

by | 7th, August 2013

HOW newspaper editorial meetings work: you just cover all angles and publish everything to fit your agenda:

The Guardian editorial, July 26, 2013:

There is no public right to know where the Camerons, the Cleggs or the Milibands are heading over the next few weeks – and nor is it a matter of public interest. The assumption that politicians have to release the details of their holidays, or that the media have a right to report them, is not some ancient liberty conceded at swordpoint in 1215. Baldwin could go to Aix-les-Bains, Churchill to Monte Carlo, Attlee to north Wales and John Major to Portugal without their choices necessarily generating a news story. Today’s politicians, by contrast, are either badgered into revealing where and how they spend their downtime or, even worse, calculate there may be some advantage in it, a trend Bill Clinton rashly started.

The Guardian, July 27, 2013:

The front-page tells readers that Dave and Sam are on family holiday in Aljezur, Portugal:

guardian bullshit

 

 



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