Just imagine my surprise when out of this morning's paper fell a leaflet advert for British Gas boasting of its prices and generally great consumer services like breakdown cover for your boiler. It perfectly summed up the absurdity of so called 'ethical' dimensions to things. In the Indy's case that mean the overly pious ethical preaching and the fact that, at the end of the day, its a commercial outfit that still has to pay the bills and so will dance with its own perceived devils. Worth remembering that the next time the paper accuses someone of ethical hypocrisy methinks.
Monday, March 03, 2008
So much for ethical news
Simon Kelner's Independent is such a marvellous fighter for the people isn't? Protector of the innocent? On the side of the less fortunate? An all-round beautiful paper really, fluffy and thoroughly ethical to the last. Yes, I admit, that was said with only a hint of sarcasm, it's just I laughed my strinkingly gorgeous face off this morning when I bought a copy of the paper. Over the past few weeks you see the Indy has been fighting the evil capitalists in the energy industry. British Gas being one its prime targets because of high prices which it is said have been stitched up. All for the consumer is the Indy you see against evil unethical fat cats.
Posted by dizzy at 3/03/2008 07:48:00 am