How the media loves mixed messages (when they suit their own message)

by Stephen Tall on October 10, 2010

‘Conservative spending cuts are worse than Thatcher’s, says Alan Johnson’ shouts today’s Observer, reporting the paper’s interview with Labour’s incoming shadow chancellor. If the election had turned out differently — if Labour had won, rather than suffering one of the worst defeats in its history — the headline could have read a little different… Imagine […]

Mail readers attack paper’s ‘Hypocrisy’ slurs on Nick Clegg

by Stephen Tall on October 10, 2010

Ah, the Daily Mail and its stable-mate the Mail on Sunday: bastions of enlightened reason and liberal decency. Or something. Today, the paper takes it upon itself to scream ‘Hypocrisy’ at Nick Clegg. Not on grounds of policy, but because of the options Miriam and he are considering for their eldest child’s school, including a […]