Thursday, June 18, 2009

And The Lion Shall Lie Down With The Lamb

I found this article in the British newspaper The Guardian fascinating. Some of my readers know that the British government has been rocked by an ongoing scandal concerning Members of Parliament (MP's) being reimbursed for expenses that have nothing to do with their jobs.

What makes this article special is that the scandal was broken by the Telegraph. British papers have strong party identifications. The Telegraph is the paper of the Conservative Party, now in opposition. The Guardian is the paper of the Labour Party, which is currently the government.

I think you can stick a fork in Gordon Brown. He's done.

And lest the Guardian be accused of being nice to the opposition, notice the fifth paragraph: "The Daily Telegraph's coverage of the expenses scandal boosted its circulation in May compared with April by an average of nearly 19,000 copies each day, but failed to halt a year-on-year decline of 3.08%."

Sometimes I really wish we had newspapers on the British model.

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