|Posted on Friday, 15 October, 2004 - 12:36 pm: |
Has anyone else seen this paper? It's only been going for a couple of issues. Somebody gave me a copy of the latest issue today and I couldn't believe how bad it was - the standard of English on offer is appalling (sample quote from an article about a dodgy estate agent in Bermondsey - "As we go to press a gangland source told the Independent, Mr Kramers days are over a gangland contract has been put on he's head, with much of the money spirited away, We are set to Here more about Mr Kramer.")
It's published by a company called Independent Newspapers who are based in Devonshire Road. Never heard of them and no one answers the phone number listed in the paper.
|Posted on Friday, 15 October, 2004 - 02:12 pm: |
This I believe is produced by the local Tory party - the same newspaper which stated to the general public last year for a joke that Lewisham Council was advocating foxhunting ( yip, horses, hounds, and also hunting dogs...) to deal with the burgeoning fox population.
I get considerable pleasure using it to line my cat's litter box. Do the same. I will even lend you my cat.
|Posted on Friday, 15 October, 2004 - 02:37 pm: |
As much as I think that the Tory party is a joke, I find it hard to believe that even they would put their name to illiterate drivel like that. Then again, this is the same party that thought Michael Howard would make a good PM...
|Posted on Friday, 15 October, 2004 - 02:48 pm: |
dave, I've just taken another look at it and think you're right. There is a piece on p. 14 which paints Forest Hill as a cesspit of crime and is basically an attack on the council.
Ok, so FH is not perfect, but it's hardly the 'muggers corner' that the article calls it. The article is worth reading if only because you probably couldn't find a more biased, badly written piece of rubbish if you tried.
|Posted on Friday, 15 October, 2004 - 03:10 pm: |
Haven't seen the paper yet, though from the sound of it it's an interesting use of the word "independent".
|Posted on Friday, 15 October, 2004 - 03:26 pm: |
Unless there are two papers of the same name, I suspect the editor is Ray Woolford, who stood as the Tory candidate in Downham a couple of years ago.
See http://tinyurl.com/525pt then search for him on Google.
|Posted on Friday, 15 October, 2004 - 03:32 pm: |
For his sake, I hope he's a better politician than journalist, although I doubt it.
|Posted on Tuesday, 19 October, 2004 - 01:50 pm: |
is this board kanckered?
|Posted on Tuesday, 19 October, 2004 - 02:15 pm: |
Just what I was wondering erms! I was very surprised there'd been no posts over the weekend!
|Posted on Tuesday, 19 October, 2004 - 04:49 pm: |
Half term chaos?
|Posted on Wednesday, 20 October, 2004 - 02:09 pm: |
Have also seen this paper. To say that it reads like it's been produced by a bunch of monkeys with typewriters would be an insult to monkeys!
|Posted on Friday, 19 November, 2004 - 04:15 pm: |
Has anyone ever noticed that 'independant' in political circles often means that the person/candidate has too extreme views to be allowed to represent mainstream political parties!
Just wait till there's an election and look at the IND people!
|Posted on Tuesday, 07 December, 2004 - 02:28 pm: |
IIRC Ray Woolford was also spokesman for the Tory candidate at the hustings for the Telegraph Hill election last year.
Although you can buy it in 'all good newsagents' it appears to be delivered free occasionally. Which (I'm sure, completely coincidentally) appear to be the times and places where elections are on. And it's probably just a coincidence that I came home to my copy during the GLA elections to find my free copy had a Tory GLA election leaflet inside it!
|Posted on Tuesday, 07 December, 2004 - 03:53 pm: |
Does anyone actually waste their money buying this Tory rag? I came across a free copy once but sadly have not seen it in any newsagents - top quality journalism - well written, incisive and not a hint of bias (ahem).
|Posted on Tuesday, 07 December, 2004 - 10:28 pm: |
Sounds great. Where can I get a copy?
|Posted on Thursday, 09 December, 2004 - 07:27 pm: |
It's probably lining the windows of those vacant shops by Sainsburys as I write this. Other than that, expect to get a free copy delivered during election time next year.