What should be done with the PCC?

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2009

That’s the question asked in today’s Media Guardian, following the controversies associated with the Press Complaints Commission in the last month.
First, there was the PCC’s ruling that the Daily Mail didn’t owe Iain Dale an apology for branding him ‘overtly gay’. Then there were the record-breaking 22,000 complaints submitted to the PCC following the […]

Lib Dem HQ: read what Nick said, not what the press reported!

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2009

An email pings into LDV’s email inbox from the Lib Dems’ director of election communications, Jonny Oates, stating categorically that Nick Clegg did not express a preference for dealing with the Tories over Labour.
Now it has been known, just occasionally, for Nick to speak a little faster than he thinks. But, as I posted […]

Clegg asserts Lib Dems’ ‘hung parliament’ equidistance. (The headline you won’t read in today’s papers).

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2009

It’s a long time since LDV has carried a ‘Media Moron Watch’ feature … but if we were still running it, the spoils today would be shared by pretty much every newspaper. Here are the headlines from the so-called quality press today:

Clegg rules out election deal with Labour (FT)
Liberal Democrats offer Cameron hung […]

Daily View 2×2: 23 November 2009

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2009

It’s the 23rd November – which means great celebrations in (parts of) the Lib Dem blogosphere at the 46th anniversary since the first broadcast of Doctor Who. And it’s happy birthday, too, to Zoë Ball and Kirsty Young.
2 Must-Read Blog-Posts

Why we should not be afraid of a hung parliament (Mark Thompson)
A hung parliament is the […]