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Thread #166609 Message #4009506
Posted By: DMcG
18-Sep-19 - 06:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
I am hardly one to leap to the defence of MR Johnson's approach to governing, and nor do I have much criticism of the parent's complaints, but on this one the PM may be being treated a little unfairly. What people are calling a lie is more likely a 'category error': when he says 'the press' he is thinking of the Telegraph, Times and the Guardian, the Mirror and the Sun, and when moving to wider media the BBC, ITV, CNN and the rest. It is press conferences and and podiums. So a few people with cameras - and I can't find out who they were - probably are not enough to count as 'the press' in his mind. For people with a less public profile, a person carrying a video camera beyond the consumer level probably says 'press' to us.