Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Tomorrow's chip wrapper - The Guardian's skewed stance on your wasted taxes

700 jobs to be axed in bid to cut £33m from city council budget’
  [Stoke’s £200,000-a-year] council chief executive John van de Laarschot said:… ‘We are facing a much more difficult situation than any of us had originally hoped for.’
 Reported by Iain Robinson in the Stoke Sentinel, November 2, 2010

Difficult indeed.  As would the slashing of local government non-job ads be for The Guardian’s owners and shareholders.  Perhaps mindful of their bosses monopolising a niche market (as the advertisers of barmy roles), Guardian hack Rachel Williams was quick to defend her bosses revenue stream, picking through the mountain of Five-a-Day and community walking co-ordinators, enforcement officers and bin police, health and safety advisors and all the other dogmatic busy-bodies to trumpet one odd-ball post we are told is necessary…

His (Cheshire West and Chester Council waste strategy awareness officer Jody Sherratt’s) role involves helping to increase recycling and cut waste – saving the borough money – by making sure residents know not just exactly what can be recycled (and how) but also, critically, what the overall benefits of doing so are….’

The Guardian, July 14, 2010

A balanced story, Guardian-style.
Spelling mistake corrected from the original.
Never bite the hand that feeds you –
lesson one in being a corrupt journalist. 
Ever wondered why you never read negative stories about local advertisers in free-weekly rags?
It’s because they won’t advertise again
if they get exposed. 

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