Thursday, November 22, 2007
REASSESSED CLAIM REASSESSED
The Sydney Morning Herald, prior to the 2004 election:
There comes a time when a newspaper, having expressed its voting preference for more than 170 years, as has the Herald, must renew and reassess its claim on independence so that its pursuit of truth is not only free of partisanship and without fear or favour, but is seen to be so. From today, the Herald no longer will endorse a political party.
That promise has been broken after just one federal poll:
We believe this country must, for now, look elsewhere for that response - to Kevin Rudd, and the Labor Party.
My paper (among others - the split nationwide is about 50/50) is also backing Rudd. The last time the Telegraph supported a non-Liberal candidate? 1996, when Paul Keating was endorsed. Jump over to the Telegraph’s site at 11am Sydney time to chat with the boss.