AND IF SO IS THIS BY DEFAULT OR WITH INTENT.
Look at tonight's headline and front page The Fat Man with a microphone singing "Regrets I've had a few" for his final finale.
A insult to the good people of Merseyside.
There was a certain respect for the journalists at the Liverpool Daily Post but when Machray closed that great institution and sacked the staff, he lost the intelligentsia of the organisation. And there is the massive decline of reporting in the city of Liverpool.
Though the decline of the Daily Post had began with the first lady editor Jane whatever her name was. She was obsessed with Debenhams and shops coming to Liverpool. This was continued by Mark Thomas and his PR push for The Duke of Westminster. When the Duke was investigated over the visiting of £2,000 a night hookers in London.
When questioned he replied;
“We cant print anything unless its true”
He was informed.
“Well all the national Sunday papers believe it to be true Mr Thomas”
Its not what you print but also what you don't that corrupts your soul.
The writer intended to fight their heritage battles in good faith but they soon discovered there was not a level playing field on which to conduct oneself.
That Sir Trevor and Lady Doreen Jones had been helping themselves for decades, even being bold enough to attend the Duke of Westminster children's wedding.....and live on his estate.
This was known by all the local journalists down at Oldham Hall street where they used to print the paper. Yet not a word was said. She would be the determining factor on numerous important planning applications that would make the developers millions. When, as Chairperson of the planning committee she had to vacate the chair because she knew the applicant, The duke of Westminster, not a dicky bird.
This is just an example of many occasions where the truth was with-held by the local editor.
The writer was told by one of his colleagues that Mark Thomas the editor of the Daily Post was “out to lunch” with senior officials from Peel Holdings who were then putting the application together for Liverpool Waters.
This would be the springboard for the rise of Uncle Joe Anderson. This combined with the well run campaign to restart cruises from the new cruise liner terminal gave the fat man column after column in the papers....all free.
It takes a while to see how the system works and get to know all the developers PR companies but when you do, you start to understand that there is a sequence of events, stage managed in front of all the plebeians who fed the comments section provoked by the same PR companies who understand that with their fees covered the more they create an argument the more they can PR the developers out of it. And in Liverpool they all love a good argument. My god some of the comments were cringe. And these commentators were led like uneducated fools into the new beginning of Liverpool, like lambs.
By creating an argument you can win it is the way the PR companies work and with an editor who is aiming for argumentative topics, they couldn't lose.
Take for instance, October Communications now Aurora media from Hanover Street.
They fed stories into the papers with great aplomb becoming that friendly with some journalists that they gave them jobs. Larry Neild, the City Editor, does anyone remember him, let himself down so badly. He joined them we then knew why he was devoting so much time to the Mann island Development. Because October communications were Neptune Developments PR consultants.
Jon Egan was the mind behind Joe Andersons Mayoral campaign. We only found this out by making a freedom of information act request over something else and a bill for some T-shirts came up. You can smell the deviousness of their manipulation of the advertorials that were spread out page after page. They were the PR for the Lime Street development that caused such controversy.
The Liverpool Daily Post gave a whole page to Frank McKenna who had at one time been up on fraud charges. He introduced so many business people into the paper with advertorials that were being paid for by the membership of Downtown Liverpool In Business. This was very lucrative for McKenna and his influence grew.
A member of the Labour party. Numerous companies joined his organisation.
So Trinity Mirror turned into Trinity Smoking Mirrors on Merseyside.
The big con job was played out in plain sight.
We decided to use Private Eye and stop winning journalists awards such as David Bartlett for his, errr our writing. They could see the Murkeyside of politics in Liverpool.
The Liverpool Echo was sinking to an all time low.
Ben Hatton, son of Derek was running a PR company with a book of clients and this was purchased by Trinity Mirror Group.
Now this seems innocuous at first glance bu when you look at it in context full it means that The Liverpool Echo is promoting its own clients with its constant advertorial approach. These articles would be packaged up by thinkers who know how to play the system.But when it boils down to it. There is a cash payment at the end of it. And any conflict of interest would be disguised.
It is with regret that we declare that we consider, in fact J'acusse Alastair Machray as an enemy of the people of Merseyside while masquerading as the editor of a local paper all he has done is look after the vested interest of the minority of carpet baggers who have fed like vultures on the carcass of council contracts under Il Duce himself. Uncle Joe Anderson.
So now they will tell you what they want you to hear.
Now Derek Hatton has been arrested by Merseyside Police. How can we trust the writing he has been paid for in his weekly column. How can we trust an organisation who employs such as he.
Listen only to the truth, so there is no point in reading tomorrows chip paper.
Just look at today's headlines. Instead of reporting the shame placed on Liverpool by Joe Anderson and his acquaintances, some of who are Echo fifth columnists they report, with front page headline, that the fat twat is doing us a favour by stepping aside.
They helped put him in power! Only the Liverpool Echo could report this way.
There should be an investigation into the clowns at the Liverpool Echo.
THE CORRUPTED LIVERPOOL ECHO edited by