The usual emphasis by the local rag

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by wafflycat, 16 May 2010.

  1. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
  2. thomas

    thomas the tank engine

    Location:
    Woking/Norwich
    To be fair, whenever I've seen any other incidents (cars, or whatever), it's pretty much the same.

    They're not really anti-anything.

    Had a guest lecture from someone at the paper (they were a little bit boring to be honest :o), but he said that as a paper they'd changed from a paper which fusses to a paper that spreads good news (as much as possible obviously). I think that he was being reasonably accurate though, as I've not seen any anti-cyclists, or anti-such group type articles like you do from some local rags.
     
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    wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    The local rag isn't 'anti-cycling' and thankfully there's not a lot of cycling injuries/deaths reported. But the 'delays to motorists' is the normal state of emphasis. When Zak Carr got killed cycling, there was much complaint about the 'delays to motorists' type-comments.. and not just from me.
     
  4. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I think journos use this as padding. Does anyone read a paper to get traffic updates - er no
     
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