Wednesday 5 August 2009

Gilligan gets stuck into East End Life

Good spat on The Media Show on BBC Radio 4 today between Andrew Gilligan and Tower Hamlets councillor Joshua Peck, over the council's East End Life free "local newspaper".
Gilligan accused East End Life of trying to put the East London Advertiser out of business by carrying traditional local paper editorial such as tv listings, restaurant reviews and sport.
After Gilligan also accused East End Life of making false claims about the level of council tax in the borough, Peck said: "I am not taking any lessons on accuracy from Andrew Gilligan."
He told the programme it was the role of East End Life to "champion" the borough.
It seems Gilligan's highly critical piece on London's local council publications The Propaganda Newspapers in the Evening Standard has hit a nerve.

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