Friday, September 17, 2010
The future of Hartsdown park and that of the seafront land adjoining Barnes avenue in Westbrook were both dealt with and more besides but not a whisper on the subject from the newspaper on this or even my taking one of their journalists flying over the weekend to illustrate the facts about Manston's flight path in contradiction of the earlier front-page story on the subject.
Once again, I read in the newspaper's 'Letters page' – the regular anti-Tory, anti-Gale, diatribe from Mr Muir of Westgate, having a week off – that the council is wasting people's money building a Turner Centre, when the cash should go to regenerating Margate High Street or some other good local cause. This myth is perpetuated by the paper which knows full-well what the facts are.
It's fast reaching the point where to find out what's really going on behind the scenes here in Thanet, you have to read some of the local weblogs, which says a great deal about the decline in the quality of local journalism and the growing influence of the internet.