Former Education Secretary and Conservative leadership candidate Michael Gove became the latest to name-check the SKWAWKBOX on Thursday night – in an interesting way.
Gove, responding to rapper Akala’s piece on such bias and presenter Andrew Neil’s subsequent question whether print media have become less relevant, responded that they have – but, continuing their discussion about bias, suggests that it’s ok for the mainstream media to be biased.
Because people have left-wing options like The Canary and this blog:
Of course, it’s always nice to be noticed, but the idea that the existence of independent media makes it ok for the mass-circulation press and national broadcasters to be biased against left-wing figures and ideas is as nonsensical as Gove’s infamous ‘we’ve had enough of experts’ comment.
But it does reinforce the importance of the efforts of publications like The Canary, other great sites like Evolve Politics, Vox Political and Another…
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