Do you still think you cast your vote based on a well educated, non-biased decision of the evidence presented to you? This couldn't be further from the truth. And with the latest 'fake news' trend. It's probably time to think about which tabloid is fake. The one that tries to shove information down your throat on it's front page, or the one that analyzes situations, and shares the information presented for you to make your own judgement.
Is Polirants Biased? Yes. you want honesty? There you go. of course we are. We have to be. In a world where a handful of newspapers are making your decisions for you, there has to be a balance. But this is where arguments break out. This is where we are divided.
Here's a fun fact! In the UK General Election 2015. Only 2 well established national newspapers backed the Labour Party. And we thought they lost because they were offering Austerity Light.
No, they lost because these high profile, trusted newspapers smeared and brainwashed the masses into voting for the party they were backing. Want proof? Here's a list of our beloved tabloids, and which party they endorsed during the General Election in 2015
Now just before we reveal the papers that are biased. We want to add a little disclaimer. If you choose to carry on reading, it is for you to draw your own conclusion. Polirants does not take responsibility of any defamation that might occur as a result of this post. Polirants is an entertainment blog. This is just an observation that could be incorrect. These are the opinions of a small group of people, and readers are asked to continue with an open mind. This post is not to slander anyone, it's designed to highlight a major flaw in our current voting system. Newspapers and other media outlets reserve the right to publish whatever content they want, how they want. Freedom of the press is a great thing. And we are taking advantage of this by offering an alternative view. We acknowledge there is bias on both sides of the spectrum, and politics should be a free court for open debate.
Again - readers must read this article with an open mind, and draw their own conclusion. Now that's out of the way, let's take a look at some of the papers and who they backed in 2015.
The Daily Mail
The Daily Mail backed....you guessed it. The Conservative Party. The Daily Mail also backed UKIP for seats where they could keep Labour out, but still offer strong ground to the Tories. Here's what they had to say during the election campaign:
A vote for a Labour-SNP pact would empower a cabal of nationalists and socialists who together want to break up the country and reverse five years of hard-fought economic renewal.
Break up the country? Reverse five years of hard-fought economic renewal? These are the smears that sugarcoat the word Austerity. 'Economic Renewal' is the perfect sound bite to repeat, repeat, repeat until it's drilled into your head. It isn't economic renewal, it's taking money from the poor and handing it to the rich. As for breaking up the Country, Brexit did a great job of that. With Scotland wanting a second referendum after voting to leave. Still think Labour and the SNP want to break up the Country? here's more proof they don't.
They backed a Conservative - Liberal Democrats coalition. Still backing the conservatives, so that makes 2.
Voters must decide not just on the party but also on the combination which would have the best chance of forming a stable, reform-minded government.
Reform-minded.....Because taking money out of the pockets of the public, and into the hedge funds has really rescued the economy. For who? For us? Or for them.
The Daily Telegraph
How many is that for the cons now? Three?
There is still time for one side to show the boldness and energy that the electorate clearly feels is lacking in its leaders, and bring about the late swing that will deliver a Commons majority and the stable government Britain needs.
This is where readers are led to feel like there is a time limit, or something drastic is going to happen. Whatever you do, do not vote for a party that is going to help the vulnerable in society. Britain 'Needs' the conservatives....(do not read that out of context, this is not the view of polirants).
Can you taste the Bias yet? That's FOUR mainstream tabloids that heavily influence the population, that backed the conservative party. It's not just the papers either. It's smeared all over the live networks, too.
Really? So just because one city is branded as the 'Capital', no other city in the UK matters? no other city like York, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Aberdeen benefits the Country? What a narrow minded view.
The Daily Express live in the shadows of the Daily Mail. Like two peas in a pod. Both are different, but they are under the same umbrella.
Vote Ukip to strike at the Labour heartlands.
Many people still think that UKIP are not a far right party. The Daily Mail lean to the right, and the Express leans further right. 'You MUST vote UKIP', why? Why don't I have a choice?
Now let's take a look at the papers who backed Labour. Funny to say, that this is going to be a much shorter list.
The Observer backed the Labour Party in the 2015 General Election. One of few, which is why Labour has the terrible reputation it has today.
Austerity on the basis of a false requirement to balance accounts must not be the straitjacket that prevents the economy from growing.
I'm going to team up with the guys on the right for a second. This is equally as biased, but the whole point of this post is to highlight that more of our media is right wing than left. Which leaves people fighting with each other, because one message is shouted louder than the other.
The Guardian, is the second and last tabloid on this list to support the Labour Party.
In each area, Labour could go further and be bolder. But the contrast between them and the Conservatives is sharp. While Labour would repeal the bedroom tax, the Tories are set on those £12bn of cuts to social security, cuts that will have a concrete and painful impact on real lives.
Now, again. We want to make this perfectly clear, that we are not telling you not to buy one paper and buy another. The point here is to read both sides of the story and draw a better conclusion. If you read the Daily Mail, keep reading it, if you read The Express, keep buying it.
Though we totally disagree on political issues, we know just how hard they work 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This is not an easy business and they should be supported. The problem here is that we do not have an equal balance between left and right for people to make an educated decision on their vote.