Friday, 13 May 2016

Unpublished (unsurprisingly!) letter to the Evening Standard



Your editorial yesterday on the mayoral election said "This paper has done its best to be even-handed".

In this same eve of poll edition, Zac Goldsmith for the Conservatives had a big positive front-page headline (shouting out from your sandwich boards across London), the main article on page 1, most of page 2 and a double-page spread on pages 4 and 5.

Sadiq Khan had a small article on page 6. (The Greens and Womens' Equality Party had later small articles, UKIP was mentioned in a process story and the LibDems had nothing at all).

I humbly suggest your words and actions don't match.

Yours,

1 comment:

Richie Hindle said...

They meant they tried to equal coverage to Zac Goldsmith (incoming) and Boris Johnson (outgoing).