The Telegraph - then and now
The Telegraph is a ferocious and longstanding opponent of the labour movement. Its Sunday 5th August issue included an attack on the LRC’s statement on Peter Willsman. What’s new? Here’s a critique of their journalistic standards from the nineteenth century.
By means of an ingenious system of concealed plumbing, all the lavatories of London empty their refuse into the Thames. In the same way, every day the capital of the world spews all its social refuse through a system of goose quills, and it pours into a great central paper cloaca – the Daily Telegraph. (The chemist) Liebig rightly criticises the senseless wastefulness, which robs the Thames of its purity, and the English soil of its manure.
Karl Marx 1860