Dumbing Down

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The Daily Mirror decides to devote its front page to a post election analysis.

For those who missed out on the Guardian Clarke County own goal it’s another chance to lament the decline of what used to be serious campaigning newspapers.

Not so long ago the Guardian and Mirror used to lead public debate – now they seem to prefer to restrict themselves to lazy cliches and pandering to the last stereotypes it’s still acceptable to hold in polite society.

Can you imagine the Telegraph or Times greeting the results of a Nigerian election with the headline – “What a bunch of savages voting for that guy ?”

Hat tip: Eric the Unread