I have increasingly come to believe that the likes of Peter Oborne and Fraser Nelson did not condemn “spin” and “cronyism” because they genuinely find them distasteful. They seem to have no problem with them in Tories. No: these concepts apparently were, for great chunks of the British press, just a partisan stick with which to disingenuously beat a Labour government.
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
In a blog piece on the Independent site, Johann Hari again makes a very good point about the "gross inequality" between the media's respective treatments of Labour and the Tories: