Truth is only required in as much as they may be sanctioned for printing something blatantly untrue. That leaves a great deal of scope.Broadcast media is allegedly regulated for balance.
There's no such balance required for printed media, usually the political opinion that will sell most copies and can see different slants in different parts of the UK for essentially the same paper. But a degree of truth is needed.
On line media is entirely unregulated and can say anything, and often do. Even blatant lies can go unchallenged.
Being hidden away to fund pre-election bribes perhaps?While @Fang_Farrier is eying up someones else's sheep…….
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some of the comments are worth reading
True enough.Because those are the rules.
To make it equitable you would have to ban all child care. Childminders, nurseries and schools.
This would have a fair more negative impact.
The children might or might not be going to the child minder with others, they may be on their own.
Other members of your family might be correctly social distancing, they might not.
A line has to be drawn somewhere, and in this case it has been drawn where it has been.
I sometimes feel that the visual representation and facial contortions of Wee Jimmy's message by the signer is more illuminating than anything that passes as covid-19 information from the broadcast.It’s interesting that her briefings have a signer in the background but the Downing St ones do not.
And for balance then, we have Das National(ist). Except it has yet to state that the sunshine does not emanate from the hindquarters of whoever is current leader of the cult.The BBC isn't the media, only a part of it.
The prime role of the "print" media is to sell copy/subscriptions, so they tailor what they report to who they perceive to be their target audience. The Telegraph may come out with the occasional piece of criticism of the Tories, but they know their target audience and the fawning adulation is much more in the majority. Just like arrse really.