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Blatant bias

I was in Co-Op earlier, just on a standard supply trip. As I often do, I scanned the newspaper front pages while I was queuing at the check-out, and what I saw on the front of the daily Express horrified me. They were openly urging people to vote Tory. It was a blatant, unambiguous demand, without any attempt to hide it. I thought newspapers, as with all mainstream media, should have at least a veneer of impartiality; they should at least try to mask their bias; and they should not make such overt demands on their readership. And here such a demand was, as clear as day. It absolutely staggers me how they could get away with it. It strikes me as utterly wrong, and makes me very, very angry. They were attempting to influence the outcome of an election to suit their own selfish, infantile views. Surely something must be done about such overt attempts to manipulate the public and insist they vote in a certain way. How can rags like the Express be allowed to print such blatant demands?

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