The Sun have today made a huge fuss about their decision to retract their support of the Labour Party, and considering they claim to be responsible for getting Labour elected in the first place little Gordon Brown will probably be trembling in his handmade leather shoes.
Personally I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really think The Sun could make me decide which political party to vote for anyway, considering they spend most of their time coming up with rhyming headlines and ranting on about the latest Ã¢â‚¬â„¢scandalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ in the news.
Fair enough, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s exactly what I do on a daily basis anyway, but I wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t expect my journalism qualifications to give me the right to dictate who my readers should vote for, and neither do I stick my oar into politicsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ which quite frankly, most people find utterly boring these days.
To be honest, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know much about politics, I know what each party stands for, and what George Alagiah decides to tell me, but other than that, I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m an expert, and to be honest, if you like politics, I think youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be far better off reading a broadsheet rather than a tabloid.
Either way, the main problem I have with The Sun publicly condemning Mr Brown and friends is that theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re supporting a party in the first place! I know itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s common for a newspaper to be subtly in favour of a party, but running with the headline Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Sun Says: LabourÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Lost ItÃ¢â‚¬Â has really yanked my chain.
Not only is the red top rambling on about themselves in the third person, but they seem to reckon they have control over how their readers will voteÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ now, unless their readers all all tiny lemmings, I really donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think The Sun has any power over which party people will choose.
Labour have let themselves down over the years, and I vote Conservatively anyway, but the problem is, shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t papers present an impartial view of the facts, and allow readers to make up their own minds? Correct me if IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m wrong, but I thought that was what journalism was all about back in the days when these archaic newspapers were born?