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#598850
Because "This big monolithic thing that you've been programmed to hate and which takes your money and puts on crap for the blacks and wooftahs did for your local freesheet" goes down better than "You realising you could put up your small ad for free rather than pay per word did for it". Never tell the punter that they're at fault.
 
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#598853
Andy McDandy wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:28 am
Because "This big monolithic thing that you've been programmed to hate and which takes your money and puts on crap for the blacks and wooftahs did for your local freesheet" goes down better than "You realising you could put up your small ad for free rather than pay per word did for it". Never tell the punter that they're at fault.
Taken from the uk.tech.broadcast newsgroup, by a well-known contributor on the subject of local news:

Ours is from Leeds not Newcastle. They have a Communities Reporter who
speaks strongly accented English. My community has no affinity with her
whatsoever, and I doubt if she has any with mine. The programme majors
on Foodbank stories (Evil Torees), thinly disguised Greeny promotions,
etc. Any little thing that the ethnics do that's good (Muslim football
teams etc) they have a big report about; anything they do that's bad
(mass child rape) they minimise. If you saw their vox pops you'd think
we were in a foreign land.

It's appallingly bad editorial policy. It makes ordinary English people
feel marginalised in their own country, which has to be dangerous,
counter-productive, and harmful to community cohesion.
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Boiler wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:21 pm
Correct.
Gammon personified. Absolutely no doubt he is proficient in his field & has contributed to many good technical articles over the years in trade publications, but on everything else he talks about I think the best I can describe him as is a walking & talking UKIP manifesto that's Godfrey Bloom's long lost stepbrother.
 
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#600121
Speaking of which:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51632880

A piece on how Independent Local Radio got swallowed by media groups who just play music, but how community radio is trying to fight back.
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