The Telegraph's absurd front page is getting roasted for all the reasons

Sirena Bergman@SirenaBergman
Wednesday 06 November 2019 11:00
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If anyone had any doubt about where The Telegraph stands politically then today's front page will have solved that particular quandary for them.

The newspaper decided to dispense with a headline and cover story entirely in favour of using the space to push a purely Boris Johnson's election campaign and the Conservative agenda.

This is not a liberal elite exaggeration. Half the page was taken up with a quote from Boris Johnson, and the rest of the "news" story was in fact an interview with him in which he launched his election campaign.

Lots of people were concerned that this kind of extreme partisanship of the media is pretty dangerous, namely - unsurprisingly - former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger.

Others also felt it was an inappropriate choice for a prime minister to launch a campaign via one particular news outlet.

No one seemed to understand the quote that someone decided should take up half the paper's cover.

And the rest of the design choices didn't really go down any better.

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