Just a quick mention, over the recent, nonsensical decision by Thanet District council to discriminate against the likes of Bignews Margate and Thanetonline just to refresh your memory TDC press office will refuse to talk to me or anyone else who blogs.
To some extent it's a storm in a teacup, for myself I rarely contacted them, to be honest it's easy enough to go direct to the horses mouth, as it were, via the operator.
Still petty as it is, a principle is a principle and in this case it would appear that independent "liberal" commentators are to be excluded in favour of businesses that supply news.
Just how did the "Mainstream Media" cover the issue, well the KM's Thanet Extra dipped out, the Isle of Thanet Gazette, had its coverage side lined to its "Smudger column" only Kent On Sundays "Yourthanet" reported the matter with some clarity, perhaps the KOS papers being younger than others, realises that the news media world is draining away from ink to pixels.
Sadly when you look at the make up of the council (elected) it's quite disconcerting to realise just how many are either retirement age or not far off, hardly the sort of people to understand the blurring of media or care about petty matters of censorship.