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Cllr Sidmouth Winter Reunion 2009 (207* d) RE: Sidmouth Winter Reunion 2009 02 Mar 09

i wasnt having a go at your post so much as trying to inject a small, sorry, tiny amount of humour back into the thread. I'm a dyslexic so i do get a bit cranky when people use it as a perjorative or rubbish an entire post because of error which usually makes no difference to the content. I apologise if you took it as a personal attack.

1) journalism is about selling news if it wasnt "The Sun" wouldnt be the where all the highest paid journalist are. This is with the exception of journalists who say offensive/contrary views in the hope of increasing their mailbags and readership in the newspapers they are called columnists (such as julie birchil/mathew paris) on the net they are called trolls.

Im not saying that you dont hold the ideals you put forward or that all journalist are of the high standard of that of the Sun and their ilk. However Sun journalists are arguably at the top the proffesion and have a talent of taking news and putting in a very digestable fashion. There is a slant from the editor and owner which i think belies your claim that the journalistic proffesion is

"journalism, a trade with a necessarily sole and detached perspective and thus no adherance to cliques or feuding factions."

Again i dont decry you saying that you try to be what you say you are but i pause when you put forward a journalistic background to justify your comments.

I, of course, coming from a background of being a profesional politician are balenced, fair and oh hang on...

Having got that out the way i think the crux of the matter IMHO is this, the reason that people are telling you to ermmm "jog on" is because like it or not your comments are causing offence and you may not care whether you cause offence in the name of your firmly held beliefs - the problem is that by communicating them in such a fashion
people will not listen to you and you do more damage in trying to communicate the views you hold so dearly. IF you dont care about that then why should others care about what you think, simply to say 'cos your right doesnt help get the view across.

and back to the thread

I had a brilliant time at the reunion and lok forward to laughing Drinking and singing with you all soon.


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