You could dismiss one report in the Guardian this morning as being of minor concern. It says: The prime minister, himself a pheasant shooter and deer stalker, is understood to have intervened in December to stop a rise in the cost of a gun licence, which has been frozen at £50...
A dying teenage cancer sufferer has posted a heart-breaking Facebook message just as his fundraising campaign passed the £1 million mark. Stephen Sutton, 19, has been battling colorectal for three years and gave a 'final thumbs up' yesterday morning.
Rather than discussing the horrendous economic situation that has forced many people to use food banks, the article focused on the warped idea that food banks are merely an easy means of obtaining free food. This is not true, and suggesting this is an insult to the thousands of decent people who are living in poverty because of the cavalier attitude to unemployment and enormous welfare cuts that have been imposed by the government, which is supported by the Mail on Sunday.
While we need a strong media to bring the ills in society to our attention, it is also important that the media should be honest and should not misrepresent issues for political gain or out of mere hatred. When the media uses inaccurate reporting to mislead the public, we must take action to stop them.