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The Local _ Swedish news _ 'Like a hangover that won't go away'

Posted by: TheExpatEagle 29.Jan.2020, 10:33 AM


https://www.thelocal.se/20200128/like-a-hangover-that-wont-go-away-how-do-brits-in-sweden-feel-about-brexit-day

Why don't these morons ask a range of Brits instead of just the ones who comply with their pro-EU agenda?

As a Brit I know a few of us and the majority are pretty pleased we're leaving the EU but then you could say we are selfish because we have our status here secured.

In either case the headline is misleading and though The Local and that prat Savage (who thinks he is the face of expats in Sweden) have never claimed to be balanced the coverage on Brexit has been nothing short of shocking.

'The Local Sweden's news in English'? Only if the price is right and it complies with their fantasy.

Posted by: TheExpatEagle 30.Jan.2020, 11:01 AM

QUOTE (Ivor steph? @ 29.Jan.2020, 10:53 AM) *
James savage was the main contact for the "Sweden Against Brexit" campaign.
He has also had previous ties to the Alde / Liberal democrats political groups.

The local has also has previously had ties to the SI. (Swedish institute) in which news is used as a way to promote 3rd party interests, in an questionable manner.

His sister has previously worked in part for the BBC.
And he is also has connections to the British Embassy in Stockholm.

So it would be fair to suggest that The Local, has financial interests in seeing the page narrate a view in what is essentially a bias.

A few years ago, US journalist Tim Pool exposed a lot of "fake news", after one of The Locals worker/contributor/page admin was found to have been part of a list that targeted journalists who didnt promote a certain viewpoint. And it was discovered that this list of key people had been used to block people on the official sweden twitter handle.

The same journalist later went on to work in part for the state broadcaster.

So called progressive journalists in sweden ...


It just goes to prove what Depeche Mode sang about in 1986 regarding the press.

You can't change the world
But you can change the facts
And when you change the facts
You change points of view
If you change points of view
You may change a vote
And when you change a vote
You may change the world

Posted by: Gamla Hälsingebock 30.Jan.2020, 03:49 PM

And...Wasn't 1984 about news changing???

"Don't believe what you read...don't believe what you hear...and only believe half of what you see"

Big Brother lives!!!

Posted by: john.boy 30.Jan.2020, 05:14 PM

QUOTE (TheExpatEagle @ 29.Jan.2020, 11:33 AM) *
As a Brit I know a few of us and the majority are pretty pleased we're leaving the EU but then you could say we are selfish because we have our status here secured.

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