I see from Friday's Gazette that democracy appears pretty low on the agenda as far as Gazette editor, Rebecca Smith's paper is concerned, admittedly I get obsessive over some subjects, naturally like most democrats I viewed Thanet Councils locking me out of a public meeting a serious issue.
Not so Becca's paper (IOTG), in the "Best of the Blogs" column, misleadingly refers to "protesters" in I assume an effort to belittle the facts, "protestors" actually consisted of one neutral blogger me, a resident of Dalby Square, who I understand later spoke to the meeting, and of course Andrew Woodman a journalist at the Gazette, also Becca's paper referring to me, makes this further misleading claim "Still, as everyone did get in to hear the debate, no harm done eh Tone?.
Well Becca, as your colleague will no doubt confirm, three of us missed the first quarter hour, usually the most important part of any meeting, so no harm done is another misleading remark in my opinion.
The press is sometime referred to as the forth estate, a bastion of truth and democracy, still maybe the Isle of Thanet Gazette, is a bit more estate agent than fourth estate.
Still Northcliffe media ultimately own the Gazette and Daily Mail so we know just how much we can trust the strict editorial standards, still just imagine how much better it would be if Murdoch's News international owned the Gazette.