Lebedev buys the Independent

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Plastic Yank, Mar 25, 2010.

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  1. So, 'The Evening Standard' now nick-named: Pravda, what shall we call the never was 'Independent'?

    Any MI6 guys or gals tried to buy a newspaper in Russia recently?

    Thought not!
     
  2. If he'd bought it on Sunday it would have cost him £1.80 so good timing there then!
     
  3. £1, Bargain, but who reads it??
     
  4. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    "Another ***oligarch*** (No, he's not a proxy operating on behalf of the Russian Government, just like his fellow Oligarchs, honest!) buys means of controlling international state propaganda" shocker. Who would have thunk it?
     
  5. Could this mean a swing to the right for the Independent?
     
  6. I do. When I've got the time. Seems to me all newspapers have their slant. Take your pick of the owners. As for a future swing to the right for the Indie - nope, think there's still room on the left.