Friday, 4 May 2007
Local Elections comments
Come on, stay awake. This is real political wonk territory and is best served by and too those who are very interested in this kind of thing. So apologies to those who feel this is overkill
Having said that I have seen the news on and off all day. It has has made me choke to hear the Beeb say what a relative failure for the Tories today has been.
840+ seats to Labour -460?
It is crazy and proves what craven believers of Labour spin the BBC are and has inspired me to think about another post on why they should be privatised...
It also made me think about how odd 24 hour news reporting has become. Yesterday I clearly heard that 500+ seats would be a good victory for the Tories, by none other than Nick Robinson.
So why the change today? They wanted a story this morning that is why. They had nothing to say when Scotland was too close to call, so 'the line' became Tory failure.
Not Labour disaster or Lib Dem meltdown. Once this line had been taken it has been defended all day, even in the face of the facts of the election. Tp be fair, Sky have done more or less the same as well as the Beeb, this is a media production/manufacturing problem.
It has come to a pretty pass when the media is defending its own commentary over reporting what is actually happening.
Posted by CityUnslicker