A provincial junior journalist writes of her local MP lambasting a national newspaper for ‘spreading lies’ – with a dead straight face.
A remarkable achievement for young Julia Kennard – the last time we heard of her, she was spreading lies, and pretty exotic lies at that, regarding her local Libertarian parliamentary candidate – Martin Cullip – during the general election campaign.
Kennard not only helped herself to copyright material, without apparently managing to notice that it was on a satirical site, and publish it as the Libertarian candidates official biography, she then wriggled, squirmed and outright lied when caught out by the offended candidate.
Her effort was described as ‘disgraceful journalism’ by no less than Roy Greenslade. Quite some accolade.
Now Ms Kennard has been entrusted by her editor with writing up the story of the misleading review allegedly published by the Guardian concerning Paul Burstow, MP for Sutton and Cheam.
With so many excellent journalist losing their jobs on a weekly basis as crisis engulfs the world of printed media, ‘tis a mystery to me how Ms Kennard ever managed to progress beyond writing out the Coffee rota.