Saturday, 1 May 2010

electioneering by His Master's Voice

published yesterday in His Master's Voice, though not visible today on their website.  This "story" features the former MP Martin Salter and the former leader of Reading Borough Council, Dictatorship Dave "moronic members of the public" Sutton and some schoolchildren, who say they would like to have summer camps for Whitley children.  But there is no story.  They campaigned for these camps last year.  They have not yet got them.  The only reason to publish this picture is to get their precious boy into the paper.  If Mr Salter held some actual position in the community there might be some justification for printing a picture of him, though even then it would  be questionable in the middle of a general election campaign.  But he does not.  In his final message to constituents he thanks the Reading Evening Post for all their support, as well he might.  Mr Murrill found it easier than journalism.  Now tell us Murrill why you published this in mid-election campaign.


Anonymous said...

A quick look at the photo and it looks so bizarre. Why has Dave "moronic members of the public" Sutton got his legs crossed? Why is Salter pretending to dig a hole? and why are the school kids cheering them for doing so?

Anonymous said...

Wants to go fro a wee.