May 7 2017 – “Make June The End Of May”

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Richard W. Symonds

In the run-up to the June election, Brighton’s Argus newspaper is in violation of its own editorial principles – by publishing two front page headlines last Thursday and Friday (“Theresa May For Britain”, May 4 and “PM: Brexit Will Be Good For Brighton”).

The Argus editor writes on the day before the County Council elections (“Campaign launched to fight against fake news”, May 3):

“As we approach the General Election, the need for independent local newspapers…to report and explain the issues in an entirely neutral, honest and balanced way is essential”

Political propaganda is “information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause…often associated with the psychological mechanisms of influencing and altering the attitude of a population toward a specific…political agenda in an effort to form a consensus to a standard set of belief patterns”

This newspaper has been duped by a major political party which has considerable financial resources to spend on election propaganda advertising.

If the Argus seeks to be apolitical and objective in their reporting of facts, then it should stop publishing political propaganda in the run-up to a General Election.

Ma Belle Nicky
Ma Belle Nicky Totally. Write on their page if they have a facebook, write/email to the editor or Tweet on their page also.
Alex Shepherd
Alex Shepherd It is a ridiculous loop hole used by the Tories. Pay for full page ads. The local newspaper appears to be displaying front page headline support for the party but they are not, it’s an advert not a report. In the same way Sky sometimes have full page adverts which appear on the outside of newspapers. It’s an underhand tactic to make it look like newspapers are supporting the Tories at an editorial level but it is just an advert. Ridiculous.
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Richard W. Symonds
Richard W. SymondsDon’t forget to also make a complaint to IPSO and ASA
SUBMITTED TO THE ARGUS FACEBOOK PAGE
In the run-up to the June election, this newspaper is in violation of its own editorial principles – by publishing two front page headlines last Thursday and Friday (“Theresa May For Britain”, May 4 and “PM: Brexit Will Be Good For Brighton”, May 5).
The Argus editor writes on the day before the East & West Sussex County Council elections (“Campaign launched to fight against fake news”, May 3):
“As we approach the General Election, the need for independent local newspapers…to report and explain the issues in an entirely neutral, honest and balanced way is essential”.
The Argus Editor again writes (“PM’s visit to Argus”, May 5):
“The Argus remains unbiased and apolitical. It has always been like that and always will be”.
Political propaganda is “information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause…often associated with the psychological mechanisms of influencing and altering the attitude of a population toward a specific…political agenda in an effort to form a consensus to a standard set of belief patterns”
This newspaper has been duped by a major political party which has considerable financial resources to spend on election propaganda advertising.
If the Argus seeks to be apolitical and objective in their reporting of facts, then it should stop publishing political propaganda in the run-up to a General Election.
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