posted on May, 8 2014 @ 05:49 PM
a reply to: Aleister
A turnaround you say? Fat chance say I! When a person emigrates for political reasons from the land of his birth, one does not do so expecting things
to change for the better once one has turned ones back, but to decline yet further, else one would stay.
Similarly, if a turnaround were possible, then I very much doubt that these well paid ladies and gentlemen would have left their gainful employment.
It is far more likely, in my view, that they left because the rot has overtaken their ability to put up with it, and reached a point where the only
direction the paper has left to go, is further down the route which so displeased its former editorial staff members.
They left for the sake of principle, because of an understandable lack of desire on their part, to be associated with political bias of the nature
being exemplified by the current direction of the publication. However, the management are the driving force, evidently, behind this paper at this
time. By that, of course, I mean the driving force behind the new political bias which has crept into the paper.
I can well understand the actions taken by the editorial staff in this matter, but they have also removed any opposing influence from the content
that will be presented in time to come by the publication, so although I understand and appreciate their candour, I also believe that this action will
harm the quality and perhaps the popularity of the paper. Of course, it may just start to access a different readership than the one it has previously
God knows there are enough rabid right wing goose steppers dotted about in France at the moment to make the paper sell copies. The rise of fascist
groups in Europe on the whole is a ghastly echo of the past, and this does not look like an indicator of any positive step away from that trend.