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Do liberal journalists, or their editors, engage in basic fact checking?

Not Johan Hari and whoever is running The 'Independent' this week:

"At last – a solution to my Boris blues! I have just forced myself to read the detailed election stats from last Thursday. It seems the media cliché is true: it’s the angry, whiter outer suburbs that elected Boris, out of rage with the congestion charge and council tax. Boris will forever be the mayor of Zones Four to Six, the chief executive of Watford and Bromley and Amersham".

Of those three places, only Bromley is part of Greater London and was able to vote Boris. Watford and Amersham are not within zones 1-6 either.

Further, results are not available at a depth greater than constituency level, and the only constituency which is wholly within zones 1-2 is West Central, also known as Westminster, K&C and Hammersmith and Fulham - 54.8% for Boris. The seat that gave Livingstone his strongest showing - City & East - stretches all the way to deeply chic Dagenham, which is zone 5.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 12:11 pm

If people voted according to their "race" as he suggests, I believe that Boris would have won substantially more votes than he did. What utter claptrap the Left have to come out with to justify their resounding loss.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:55 pm

I am still rather enjoying their denial, actually.  



Blogger Blue Eyes said... 6:50 pm

BTW, I can't stand the way that the Left call themselves "liberal" - most of them haven't a liberal bone in their body.  



Anonymous Marmalade Explosion said... 10:06 am

The Left call themselves "liberal" because that's what the American Left calls itself. Our Left hates everything about America, except - well, picking up their jargon, aping their habits, wearing their clothing, .........  



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