How many times do we have to say this?

by Stephen Tall on October 12, 2007

A media lie when repeated often enough becomes the truth. Discuss.

I raise the point because the BBC is now peddling the same rubbish LDV criticised the Grauniad for just a few hours ago:

The Lib Dems’ conference week in Brighton was overshadowed by speculation – denied by all concerned – about possible leadership bids by environment spokesman Chris Huhne and home affairs spokesman Nick Clegg.

This is what is technically known as complete bollocks. The only people speculating about Ming’s future at conference were the media. Lib Dem conference delegates were too busy talking policies, some of which required an attention span – which was perhaps where we went wrong.