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Daily Telegraph: Shock, horror
« on: February 25, 2015, 10:17:32 pm »
Now there is even less reason to take the Torygraph seriously as a newspaper
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Re: Daily Telegraph: Shock, horror
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 10:33:45 pm »
Just for reference, which papers can we still take seriously?

It's still "none of them", right?
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Re: Daily Telegraph: Shock, horror
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 10:43:14 pm »
Just for reference, which papers can we still take seriously?

It's still "none of them", right?

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Re: Daily Telegraph: Shock, horror
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2015, 01:39:11 am »
Just for reference, which papers can we still take seriously?

It's still "none of them", right?

Weekly World News has some promising breakthroughs on Batboy.

Yeah well the law of averages indicates that one of them had to be doing it right
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Re: Daily Telegraph: Shock, horror
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 05:29:58 am »
Peter Oborne's basically that conservative you wish other Tories would be like.  For a long period of time he was the only voice of reason at the Daily Mail (in 2007 he did a very good series on Islamophobia in Britain - the Mail was not impressed) and up until recently as the Torygraph political editor.

Interesting also, to read his take on the internal happenings at the paper. The Telegraph was importing certain American Right memes a long way back, and it seems like that was deliberately cultivated by the Barclay brothers.