This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – BLANKET
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The Herald is not usually my newspaper of choice, just another establishment propaganda sheet spouting the same old phoney statistics and bare-faced lies about everything and anything of interest.
Okay, it is nominally a Scottish broadsheet, but of course it has a parent company in London which has a parent company in New York which is a subsidiary of a gazillion dollar financial investment conglomerate.
Still, it’s a bit more local in its reporting than the London rags that put ‘Scottish’ in front of their real title and hope that it fools at least some of the hard-of-thinking – the Scottish Sun, with pictures of scantily-clad girls, the Scottish Express, still bemoaning the death of Diana, and the totally risible, utterly wretched, and oh-so-middle-England Scottish Daily Mail.
Furthermore, there is a minimal amount of actual news in any of them, just the blanket coverage of the topic du moment, viz. three years of Brexit, comprising May’s whinges and Johnson’s lies, followed by 18 months of Covid, comprising much obfuscation and Johnson’s lies, allowing everything else (such as Johnson’s other lies) to be hidden in a couple of paragraphs on page 7.
Strangely enough, given the above diatribe, the content of the analogue media is far from my main concern right now.
In fact, given that it’s mid-November in Glasgow, I would be grateful even for a copy of the despicable Murdoch’s London Times for a blanket as I huddle overnight in this freezing doorway.