Saturday, 8 December 2012

Simon Sucks-up to Main Stream Media

Rochdale MP, Simon Danczuk Snubs Alternative Press
SPEAKING this week in a debate in parliament on the regional media following the Leveson report, Rochdale MP, Simon Danczuk, praised both the Manchester Evening News (MEN) and the Rochdale Observer.  No doubt he thought such praise would help his future career and bring him more favourable coverage in the main stream regional press.  Refering to the MEN he said:  'While I am talking about journalists I will mention Jennifer Williams, who works for the Manchester Evening News, and the recent Cyril Smith scandal.  She has pursued that story and written well about it on several occasions.'  Of the Rochdale Observer he said 'It is the people's champion'.

 But in doing this he ignored the work done and the risks taken  by the regional alternative media, such as the Rochdale Alternative Paper who did most of the spade work and Northern Voices, in developing the Cyril Smith story and in making his speech in the House of Commons revelant by getting a new key witness in Eddie Shorrock.  The main stream media simply jumped on the bandwagon once Paul Waugh, with our help, had posted the Smith story on his Blog on the 6th, November.

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