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Peter Oborne, a deconstruction
|This is the tenth in a series of documents that analyse manipulative writing techniques used by reporters, and others, in order to promote their own political agendas.|
Charles Moore’s view of the master - worth a scan.
Like several other ‘reporters’, Peter Oborne, “Chief Political Commentator”, has been sniping at Cameron for ever.
Further, the article is naive.
It’s the same sort of ‘reporting’
that is a specialty of the fossil media.
All wiggle room.
David Cameron gives every impression of being an honest man.
Andy Coulson has not yet been found guilt of anything.
I have friends of dubious ethics.That doesn’t stop me being their friends, and it certainly does not incline me to pronounce them guilty in advance It does make me cautious of what they tell me.
It doesn’t stop me listening to their, often intelligent, comments. (I don’t tend to make close friendships with people who are not bright, they bore me too much.)
Intelligence does not guarantee high standards of behaviour.
David Cameron looks both intelligent and ethical to me. That is too rare a combination. If you enter the kitchen, you have to deal with the heat, including the spiteful back-biting and jealousies.
No, there are not. There are many able people with differing views and objectives.
No , there aren’t.
As so often, the real subject of the article is the writer. You should be asking what is his agenda.
Having set you up, then we have:
Absolute fluff posing as ‘analysis’ - guilt by association.
Meeting such people is at the heart of politics. It makes you no more peers of the various people than meeting staff at an office party, or at a sales conference.
And then we have more drivel:
“the Cameron circle”;
These are just fevered categories existing primarily in Oborne’s fevered imagination, or creativity. The typical groupism that brought the Tory Party so low under the left wing coup.
These ‘articles’ have a
“According to friends”
- nice and deniable, of course I won’t tell you
Now he’s a psychiatrist already. But I’m really a nice person, I did say “like many of us perhaps”.
“It isn't his own doing of course”, “I’m a good judge of “sound and decent values” - hint hint.”
The item is the usual predictable bluffing nonsense that comes out of so many mediocre hacks.
“Look at me, I’m
better informed and more talented that the PM.
being taken in.
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