SiU regular David Bone, third row down and three from the right, appears in the Herald yesterday to praise the Union:
It’s not the content that matters so much, given its quality. It’s the fact that Bone is a member of an activist group writing to the media but pretending to be honest citizens and with an explicit commitment to deceive both journalists and readers. Bone and another regular, Allan Sutherland were together in the Herald only two weeks ago. The letter editor knows who and what they are. Sutherland was a caller to Kaye Adams on the same day.
Professors Pennington and Stevenson are members of the group and also feature regularly. Ian Murray’s agent, Phil Tate, is another. Who knows how many others there are.
This is not illegal but it is unethical and undemocratic. The editors involved should be ashamed.