Independent targets Murdoch
The Independent’s new advertising campaign goes all out for Rupert Murdoch, while on the news pages the Sun is accused of censoring one of its own polls for being too positive for the Lib Dems.
Given the startling result, the unofficial Sun response that such surveys produce so many results you can’t report them all looks weak, but I’m left uncomfortable at newspaper editorial that so neatly ties in with an advertising campaign (especially when the ad is embedded at the bottom of the article).
Nevertheless, the Independent seems to have got the Murdochs riled with James Murdoch and News International chief executive Rebecca Wade bursting into the editor’s office sparking rumours they’d been comparing notes with the Daily Mail, with whom the Independent shares offices. But that’s all denied.