Telegraph getting its teeth into trans issues

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flyingbuttress43 Thu 14-Oct-21 10:27:54

Declaration of interest here. I'm not left wing (centrist politics) so have no problem reading the Daily Telegraph as some Mumsnetters do.

It has always carried some stories on trans issues but it is really noticeable now. Every day, something. Today, for example, it covers shadow equalities minister saying Sussex is failing its students (true but not in the way she means it), the how to spot a terf guide by Cambridge students union and a Suzanne Moore column on free speech.

It's support for women and, yes, feminism e.g. massive coverage of women's sport and its recent women in business campaign, puts the Guardian to shame. I suppose it is seeking new markets as its older readers die off, but it is not entirely that I'm sure.

Truly, we are inhabiting an upside down world.

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nauticant Thu 14-Oct-21 10:35:52

As I've said before on here, the more ethical journalists, ie not those who are journalist-commentators or journalist-activists, are beginning to wake up to the fact that if there's a scandal here, then those working to uncover what's going on are going to do their reputations a great deal of good.

Dotoallasyouwouldbedoneby Thu 14-Oct-21 16:04:37

Yes I used to call it the 'Torygraph' but am now a subscriber.

Neveratruerfriend Fri 15-Oct-21 08:54:52

Yes, me too. It's a sad day when you have to rely on the right-wing press to challenge this whole issue. Needless to say, after hearing some of the recent bilge from Labour and Lib Dems on how they define a woman, I'm now politically homeless.

Jaysmith71 Fri 15-Oct-21 09:25:17

The Telegraph was always the newspaper with the most news, in terms of column inches. It always has the best defence coverage, being the preferred read of retired colenels, and it had Bill Deeds and Max Hastings as robust independent editors.

It was the mirror image of the old Peter Preston Guardian, equally professional and thoughtful, if with different ideology. It was the Telegraph that blew the gaffe on the MPs expense scandal.

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