- Telegraph drivel
This is an interesting piece that references the Telegraph article;Posted 4 years agosugdenrMember
King Canute because Boris’s people are very busy behind the scenes gathering ‘big’ data to support a large budget shift towards cycling infrastructure and there is eff all they can do about it.
So its just torygraph nimbyistic noise, they are akin to small children moaning about other kids not playing the games they wanted to play.Posted 4 years ago
Has anyone else read this article? To me it reads like an uncorrelated pile of brain-spew in which a misguided anti-cyclist tries to link our activities to library closures. Despite claiming to subscribe to a “to each his own” philosophy the author’s conclusions seem to be “I don’t like cycling, so no-one else should either”.
Shoddy, biased writing that doesn’t deserve to be described as journalism.Posted 4 years agoSkillWillMember
The Guardian has a good piece about all this:
Just for the sake of balance.Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I think it’s the season for these sort of things again, “Clickbait” / “Linkbait” type articles bemoaning Lycra louts, the nights are closing in and weathers getting wetter, the fact that some people are still riding bicycles makes such an “Outlier” group that bit more obvious to the lazy journalist…
Its a tempting mix, knowing your readers are easing their way into a bit of SADS and identifying a group that it’s Okay to heap abuse on.
Misanthropy season is here folks, so get used to it, I will gladly suffer derision by such piss poor writers, because I am simply a far better human being, such smugness is of course another reason to hate me, so Crack on then Jake you double barreled waste of space…
Could someone write a similar diatribe on shite journalist’s habbit of picking on cyclists please and publish it in actual print, not online but in a proper publication, we all know having an article published online really means the editor doesn’t think that much of your work, but recognises it’s generate a bit of advertising revenue…
Really we should rise above it all shouldn’t we… But online venting is still a bit fun now and then largely victimless…
My favourite comment:
What a pile of poo – is this really what the Telegraph is now reduced to? Please leave dross like this to the Daily mail, where it belongs.
Know your Readers…Posted 4 years agowartonMember
what the writer misses is that the government aren’t funding the ‘sport’ or ‘hobby’ of cycling, they are funding cycling as a transport means, to increase the countries health, to reduce reliance on motor vehicles and to reduce NHS costs. A very big point, he totally glosses over.Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
If an abusive article was written about blacks, gays, women etc, would it be acceptable?
So why cyclists…
One of the (many) failings of the PCC is an individual if they are mis-represented in the press theres are mechanism for that person to complain and if the complaint is upheld the paper has to print an apology and correction. But if an article mis-represents group of people theres no recourse.
So the press can print any kind of bias or lie about any group – immigrants, benefit claimants, bankers, cyclists, astronauts, gypsies or trombone players – and theres no need for them to either substantiate their claims, or balance their argument, or give a right to reply, and there are no sanctions either.Posted 4 years ago
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