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Editorial policy about the Bahrain GP

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#1 Risil

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 22:02

As a result of a couple of exchanges on the Bahrain threads I've found that Autosport's print edition contains an editorial registering its unhappiness with the political situation in Bahrain, but explaining its decision to cover it only as a sporting event because that's what the magazine's always done. Would it be possible for a similar declaration to be made somewhere on the website? Autosport.com's relegation of the political and security aspects of the Grand Prix weekend might otherwise be seen as callousness, especially given the coverage those aspects have received in the mainstream media.

Thanks. :)

Edited by Risil, 19 April 2012 - 22:02.


#2 Slartibartfast

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:19


I appreciate that, given that the website doesn't have a traditional editorial section, it could be a bit tricky, but I think it would protect, rather than harm, Autosport's reputation.

#3 Risil

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 15:33

Evidently there's been a change of direction or approach since Wednesday/Thursday, right now there's a lot of news coverage of the protests, possible cancellation, etc, on Dot Com. Withdraw my concerns. :up:

Edited by Risil, 20 April 2012 - 15:33.

#4 Buttoneer

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 22:13

They should put it in the Plus section and make you all pay.

#5 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:39

I agree with the magazine's stance and I'm glad they were open about it. I think the website tried to stay as neutral as they can but when you have government people inside the track making comments, it's unavoidable that the coverage will have a slightly uneven feel.

However some of the correspondents are trying way too hard to convince us of a certain narrative. I guess if they didn't see it, it can't have happened. Though if you give the impression of spending your days at the track and your nights at the hotel, you really aren't in a position to comment on what other people saw. Sensationalised or not.

#6 404KF2

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 14:28

Nothing to see here, move along now or we'll send in the army.