Friday, October 19, 2007

 

Lazy Journalism at the Independent


The Spectator blog points out that the recent Independent page one story, '10 Myths About the EU Treaty' was lifted virtually word for word from a Foreign Office briefing(See also the inimitable Guido)The accompanying story was written by by Andrew Grice, their political editor and a journalist I have always hitherto admired. As a veteran reader of Private Eye I'm used to reading about lazy journalism, but if there were an annual prize for such things I suspect the Indie would have walked it with this really rather shocking example.

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I've always disliked the Indy - this is only the latest and most visible example of a very lazy and partisan appoach to journalism.

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