Saturday, October 18, 2008

Indybollocks

It used to be the country's best paper!

Sorry to return to the subject of The Independent and their "it's official - Birmingham is the UK’s ugliest city" report. But I couldn't resist the temptation. Just look at how those fine minds work. On the same page, they decided to stick this black and white picture of the 60s Bull Ring, a building that disappeared nine years ago. Which is like having a photo of Bobby Moore to go with a piece about last night's England world cup qualifier.

So, either a) they're so inept that they can't even run a Google search to grab hold of a photo of something that is still standing; or b) their argument is so feeble that they had to back it up with a black and white photo of a long-gone shopping centre. Either way, it's lazy, deceptive, manipulative. Proper shit journalism of the worst kind, how else would you call it?

2 comments:

Madam Miaow said...

Why so surprised? We all knew the moment Roger Alton took over (from editing the pro-war, pro-New Labour Observer) the beloved Indy would be wall-to-wall with Madonna, pop, celebrity, soft-core suburban sex and anything else to take our minds off certain, ahem, "issues" abroad in the world.

Good blog, all.

Mike said...

I agree. Spot on. Unbelievable incompetence from the Indy.

Mike