As a recently joined up member of the NUSC I later received an email which in addition to the above quotes contained several more quotes that the Chronicle had not used (I cannot link to the email, but it has been copied in full here). I have removed the context as I did with Ryder's article above.
It seems that the email has caused some consternation. Many people have argued that the tone the author adopted was too strong. Lee Ryder was clearly unhappy with it in a blog piece yesterday. He had no issue with the quotes used, which he admits were "on the whole accurate", but was clearly irked by the claim that the local journalists arrived with the Managing Director, and at one point nodded in agreement.
So, in all this mess, we are left discussing the context rather than content. I've purposely avoided putting my own spin on any of this up until now, because I think the quotes and how they were used in each report paint a clear picture themselves of exactly where the chronicle and NUSC stand. One is reporting the facts to it's members (perhaps with a bit more passion than some find tasteful), the other is feeding us the propaganda.
Worrying comments made by Llambias that were reported accurately have found their way into the public domain only thanks to the voluntary work being done by the NUSC. Comments that the Chronicle has failed to report in over a week despite having a paid presence at the same meeting. I think The Chronicle should take a look at their policy because they've clearly not reported impartially a good deal of what was said by Llambias.
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