So one of my aims when I started this blog was to try and find a truly balanced source of news. Now this is always tricky, especially as nearly all sources of news have an agenda of some sort. Now, I believe I have found the perfect source! No, it’s not the BBC, the independent, and no, it’s not the Daily Mail. It’s Private Eye.
The genius of Private Eye is it holds all political parties in contempt. It’s agenda is seeing through the spin on both sides, and then pointing out how ridiculous each side of the debate is in the process. You won’t see many publications that can slag off Cameron, with the David Cameron free school / compulsory academy newsletter and the motto of
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try a u-turn”
On one side of the page, and on the other side have Jeremy Corbyn’s letter page which states
“The BBC must be pretty scared of John Wittingdale to abandon its time honoured tradition of fair and balanced speculation from decent impartial journalists from the Guardian, and cynically use facts and figures to frame a negative picture of how badly we did!”
It’s satire at its finest, poking fun at all sides, but it also knows when to take news seriously too. The investigative journalist team have been pointing out problems in and outside government before the newspapers can touch it ( usually because the papers are worried they may be sued for printing such information!) and this often means if you heard a big political scandal, the Eye probably heard it first!
So that’s my advice with the news and politics, see through the spin on both sides and it knows when to get a bit more serious. Most importantly, never take yourselves too seriously and have fun with the news, it’s often far sillier than it first seems!