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Guardian admits it distorted Corbyn 'Traingate' story

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    If only the media was impartial. Still it is great to see a media outlet at least own up and apologize rather than try to sweep it under the rug.
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    Just another reason I can't take this 'newspaper', or its fans, seriously :rolleyes:

    Surprised to see you, of all people, madame Guardianista, attacking the Guardian e.g. on the basis of being detached from reality, let alone attempting to assert that it's some kind of right-leaning publication! Now I really have seen it all :laugh:
    It's not right leaning (although on some issues like academies and PFI it leaned right) but it's certainly not the far left communist manifesto people try to make it out to be. It attacks Corbyn far more than it supports him, it has a deep disdain for the hard left.

    It's in the main a centre left paper, broadly where Miliband stood.

    It's main strength is not in its stories but in it's investigative jorunalism - eg Sports Direct and Panama Papers, bringing corrupt and deeply unpleasant practices to light.
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    (Original post by viffer)
    I don't doubt the anti-Corbyn media hyped it to ridicule him but the fact is he and his entourage sought to make a point by exaggerating the problem on THAT particular journey. The fact trains are frequently overcrowded is irrelevant in that context. Corbyn supporters are conveniently overlooking that very important point. One which casts doubt on the so-called man of the people's integrity.
    So you do know how many people were on the train, or you don't care about the facts?
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    It attacks Corbyn far more than it supports him
    To be fair this probably has little to do with his political ideology (that guy walking, talking, living satire)

    It's main strength is not in its stories but in it's investigative journalism
    Correct, but unfortunately the skew in evidence many of its articles/related editorial decisions rather undermines even this
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    Newspapers can be biased if they want, you know
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    (Original post by Aliccam)
    So you do know how many people were on the train, or you don't care about the facts?
    The facts are that there were seats despite the claims that none were available. You are conveniently and/or deliberately ignoring that. Not that I am surprised tbph
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    So now even you lot are finally seeing the truth in what I've been saying for ages on here: The Guardian is crap.
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    (Original post by viffer)
    The facts are that there were seats despite the claims that none were available. You are conveniently and/or deliberately ignoring that. Not that I am surprised tbph
    How long where those seats available for, or was Corbyn the last one on the train?
    The point is Virgin knew exactly how many people were on the train and could have easily said so, but didn't as they knew this would confirm there were no spare seats. Instead they released the video to insinuate that it wasn't, in order to discredit Corbyn, who they knew wanted to nationalise the railway.
 
 
 
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