On 16/07/2022 10:43 am, Martin wrote:
> Mike Swift <mike....@yeton.co.uk
> Martin <m...@address.invalid> writes
>>> Are you talking about Nick Robinson, the BBC's most aggressive
>>> interviewer? He was a true blue Conservative when he joined the BBC His
>>> previous job was at the Conservative Party head office.
>> No Chris Mason, who took over as Political Editor when Laura moved on.
>> We have an app based "Newspaper" called YorkshireLive, it's part of the
>> Mirror Group and allegedly reports on Yorkshire news, that is when it's
>> not reporting news from all over Britain.
>> The quality of "journalism" is appalling and would make a 10 year old
>> blush, it seem they don't have a spell checker on their system, grammar
>> is dire even to someone like me who failed English twice at my G.C.E.'s
>> and the thrust of reports are " I visited *** and ***"", usually a pub,
>> restaurant or beach complete with a Selfie.
> The Express is the same also owned by the Mirror group. I think all UK local
> newspapers are owned by the same company. The Yorkshire Post used to be very
> right wing has gone left wing .
Much the same is true of the former (and famous) Liverpool Echo, which
is now effectively the Manchester Labour Party Echo.
The company which owns these former newspapers, the Maxwell Press
(irrespective of its actual name), is now called "Reach".
One wonders why the MMC had nothing to say about the Daily Express being
bought by the Maxwell Press. It's a clear case of reduction of political
coverage and if something analogous were happening in broadcasting,
there'd be a hue and cry over it.
Oh... hang on...
There IS a hue and cry over the forthcoming privatisation of Channel 4...
> The food reviews in our local Dutch newspaper are the same. I think they are a
> perk for being the editor. He sucks up to whoever owns the place. He visited the
> local yacht club restaurant actually contracted out to a small chain of crap
> restaurants. He mentioned how wet they got going their by bike in the rain. The
> photo is an old photo taken on a sunny day outside the restauarant.The club was
> using the restaurant for some sort of meeting. They had to sit on bar stools at
> a little round table made for having a drink The main course of a £60 meal
> (excluding wine) was a steak, The steak was so tough he couldn't even chew it
> never mind eat it. He b;amed the butcher who supplied the meat. He didn't get
> something else or a refund. He marked the meal 7/10 the same as he marks most
> meals. He obviously can't budget. He spent £60/person at the beginning of the
> month and similar amounts in other restaurants until the last week of the month
> when he went to a cafe and spent £5 on sandwiches and a cup of coffee. It's the
> same every month.