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Monday, 30 September 2013

Combating the News Black-Out

Amidst tales of censorship - and certainly the complete absence of the story from certain news outlets - here is a very good account of the march against Tory cuts that attracted 50,000 people (2 arrests) in Manchester yesterday.  Several times as many present than attended the Conservative Party congress but evidently not a news story for the BBC.  The Orange World news page that opens on my mobile had no mention of it at all. Compare with the coverage of the latest vicious, populist attack on the disabled and unemployed.  This is all deeply depressing, but not as depressing that the Labour Party itself made no official mention or statement of support for the march.

See also this: http://newsthump.com/2013/09/30/no-one-should-get-something-for-nothing-claims-man-who-got-everything-for-nothing/

A letter from Andy Burnham to Lord Patten about the BBC lack of coverage: http://labourlist.org/2013/09/burnham-writes-to-bbc-over-lack-of-coverage-for-nhs-march-and-rally/