sorry but your credibility in this discussion dissipated when you compared the Autosport editorial team's work to independent journalism like were (sic) living in some dictator run third world country with the methods of narrow minded copy cat working of a communist party bureau of censorship.
.....so we'll leave it at that eh?
Well, I once did some research on how Egypts newspapers were run. Any bad stuff about Mubarak was filtered, and it was littered with praise articles on him.
Go take a look at Autosports main page now, and try to find any, tiniest critical article on Mclaren. The only article that mentioned they were 'whupped' last year, was pulled. Not even a mention Hamilton is under speech control now, too, when asked about the Sutil case yesterday. Glory, glory hallelujah.
Perhaps the analogy was a bit overdone, but my main objection stays the same: a big F1 team meddling in (request) to have an article pulled. Not simply altered, or corrected, but totally removed. I find that shocking. The argument all teams do that doesnt go either. In fact, I know lots of instances where Ferrari/Schumacher/Mercedes got burned down to the ground. Apparently then the relationship wasnt important. Or maybe they just dont care that much. That Mclaren has so much influence is worrying and baffling. I never expected Autosport to do such a thing. I guess now we know where they stand.
Frankly the staff at Autosport (and the admin staff here) treat their buying public as idiots with these shenanigans. The pathetic way admin here have attempted to stifle debate about this article is laughable at best. poor form.
I disagree. The forum is as open as anything and the moderating staff are in no way connected to what happens in the editor room. The views from them expressed in this thread are on personal title, and not because they are told to do so. At least thats my impression.
Edited by TheBunk, 02 February 2012 - 15:49.