25 July 2007

David Cameron, the truth and another good story

Beginning to sound uncharacteristically like an apologist for the Tory party here, but ... what is all this fuss about David Cameron jetting off to Rwanda and ignoring his constituents?

If you read carefully, then you will spot - hidden away deep in the text of this alarmism - the admission that:

"On Sunday [Mr Cameron] visited Witney, his West Oxfordshire constituency, where 3,000 homes have been flooded. He said he had been in touch with the local council leader since arriving in the Rwandan capital Kigali."

So, just to get things straight, he's not ignoring his constituents then. That's just an impression the rest of the article tries to create.

I thought the BBC had said it wasn't going to misrepresent people any more?!

We can spot the media's current narrative by noticing the description (elsewhere) of Mr Cameron as "embattled". Seems as if the fashion is changing - once again, why let the truth get in the way of a good story?

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