Another quick update. I did a comparison yesterday of how the BBC's live election blog was covering the Conservative's couples' tax plans as against Labour's Cadbury's Law. I listed the results from 8am to 2pm. How had things changed by the end of the day? Well, nothing more was said about Labour's proposals but more anti-Tory tweets were highlighted:
The Conservative proposal on married tax allowance
Conservative politicians (in favour!) - 1
Criticism from opposition politicians - 5
Supportive comments from opposition politicians - 0
Criticism from others (including tweets from the public) - 5
Support from others (including tweets from the public) - 2
Labour's 'Cadbury's Law'
Labour politicians (in favour!) - 1
Criticism from opposition politicians - 0
Supportive comments from opposition politicians - 1
Criticism from others - 0
Support from others - 1
The BBC blog sharply skewed the debate against the Conservatives but ignored all criticism of the Labour proposal. The bias remains outrageous.
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