No you miss my point, it’s not about attention. If that’s all it is, to comment on national media articles, then lets stop commenting on anything. Because it’s all about attention. If he wasn’t published through a national outlet then I would agree but because they’re giving him a platform then I agree 100% with calling it out/pointing it out/whatever you want to term it. I don’t care that it’s EMcK or anyone else, they are all equal in terms of representing their outlet. It’s actually the outlet that’s the issue, not EMcK or anyone else for that matter having their individual opinion. Good luck to him but Independent group should not be allowed just slip this stuff through unchecked.
Of course the only thing that will really effect them is ‘readership’ or whatever it’s called these days but in fact calling them out each time for people to be aware of means more likely that their readership will overall be affected negatively. There’s loads of people out there who just take this stuff as if it’s gospel, it’s only healthy for them to realise there is an alternative view, at least.