The Independent: a trashy newspaper

I was once a big fan of The Independent – 20+ years ago – but I haven’t been for many years. It’s now a relentlessly embarrassing left-leaning rag.

Chris Blackhurst is a former Editor of The Independent, and he’s now Group Content Director of the four titles owned by the paper’s Russian owner. For an indication of just how low the paper’s standards have sunk, it would be difficult to top this embarrassing piece of trash, which he wrote:

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/while-men-are-in-charge-gender-quotas-are-the-only-way-to-increase-the-number-of-women-in-boardrooms-9091582.html?origin=internalSearch

Why is it trash? Because international evidence clearly shows that driving up the proportion of women on corporate boards lead to corporate financial decline. It’s mainly an inexperience effect, not a gender effect. Our short briefing paper on the matter:

http://c4mb.wordpress.com/improving-gender-diversity-on-boards-leads-to-a-decline-in-corporate-performance-the-evidence/

If I has a choice of only two newspapers to read, The Independent and The Guardian, I’d read the latter. That’s how awful The Independent is.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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