Council’s Press Office Takes The Biscuit

Mr Monkey thought he was seeing things when he read this CLICK HERE council press release about gritting the borough’s roads and paths when it snowed.

This chimp appreciates that South Tyneside council loves nothing better than spin and media manipulation but this latest example of fuckwit journalism by a bunch of failed journalists really does take the piss biscuit.

It appears that those wankers in the council’s press office are once again insulting our intelligence by spinning the public a tale about what a wonderful job the council’s gritting teams have done.

Well perhaps it’s time to remind the fuckwits in the press office that that’s what they’re paid to do and with all the modern advance weather warning systems it hardly takes a genius to work out when the roads need gritting – the public expect nothing less given how much money they’re forced to pay in to the council’s coffer each year.

As for the council’s press office, is’nt time you did something to justify your fat cat salaries? So how about starting with something novel like telling the truth as it is.


4 Responses to “Council’s Press Office Takes The Biscuit”

  1. 1 The Scunner Campbell
    07/02/2009 at 16:53

    It’s not a ‘great favour’ they’re doing for us by gritting the roads – it’s their duty for which they are well paid!
    As for Cllr Clare’s comments on this complete non-story, if he wishes to be that breathtakingly sycophantic, why doesn’t he go the whole way and just stick his tongue right down the back of the council workforces trousers? He might also get a Gazette photographer to turn up for that one as well.
    And that passes as news in South Shields??? Jeezuz…

  2. 2 Sir Michael Lyons
    08/02/2009 at 00:36

    What Councillor Michael Clare, Lead Member Environment, Housing and Transport probably said before the ‘spin’ team wrote it for him :

    “Our gritter drivers and Blitz-It teams are greedy bastards and I’d like to pay them double time. They are amazingly ALL working and unbelievably have had no sickness and little time off.
    They have been working six nights a week to make sure they get as much cash in as possible so they can really enjoy their ‘Sickies’ in March”.

    “Very often I wake up on icy mornings and don’t think. Some people have been out there half the night drinking. It is difficult and we are fortunate to have such a lackadaisical team who don’t seem to notice such work patterns, but can be proud to have ordered loads of rock salt”.

  3. 3 John Wayne
    08/02/2009 at 07:31

    Sir Cynical might be more apt.

  4. 4 The Scunner Campbell
    08/02/2009 at 10:40

    Re: John Wayne’s comments.
    Cynical, perhaps, but by God so true….

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