The Evening Standard – campaigning for Boris


Newspaper endorsements are part and parcel of elections, but usually newspapers still have the good grace to practice balanced news reporting post-endorsement. Seemingly the Evening Standard doesn’t feel that way.

After endorsing Boris yesterday, here’s a selection of Evening Standard articles in today’s edition:

Boris Johnson: I’ll get capital through tough times with 200,000 jobs

Ken Livingstone is a ‘figure of the past’, says Charles Clarke

Ken Livingstone still divides hearts and minds in suburbia

Business leaders back Boris to drive recovery

Slapstick will keep Johnson safe from hubris

On balance, Boris deserves to stay in office — just

That’s about as fair and balanced as Fox News.

Remember this ad campaign from the Evening Standard? They said they were sorry. But they weren’t, were they?

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