Monday, March 23, 2015

The Sting

One of the noticeable things about this general election campaign is how the media is playing the man, rather than the ball.

What do I mean by that ?

Well I can't remember as many stings being executed at all of the legacy parties before. It's like the MSM had a particular axe to grind.

Not that I'm complaint mind, just saying...


Rich Tee said...

I have just read something that made me realise that these stings are a side-effect of the change to fixed-term parliaments.

Since the media and other organisations now know when a General Election will occur, they have more incentive to set up stings that can be revealed during the campaign period.

Man in a Shed said...

Yes that's a good point.

There are a number of other implications for campaigning of fixed term parliaments - not least is the use of parliament itself as a campaigning tool. PMQs favour incumbent parties over insurgents.