Wednesday 30 January 2013

Boycott Cambridge News

I can't claim credit for this idea, its the brainchild of Cottenham Cyclist who if anything has a bigger beef with Cambridge News than I do.

I can't find anyone who cycles in Cambridge, and who is aware of the local news output from Cambridge News (formerly just the newspaper Cambridge Evening News but now I suspect more familiar to most through its website) who believes that this increasingly hysterical 'news' source is interested in fair, unbiased reporting on cycling issues; it seems to many of us that they simply won't miss a chance to brew up trouble for us, to stir things up, and to troll for anti-cyclist hate.

My response? Well, my response has been to bite back. But @cotnm has come up with another idea - boycott them.

I mean, really, the world won't end if we get our local news from other sources. There are plenty of them (see article from Cottenham Cyclist). And maybe the best thing to do to shut off this constant drip, drip, drip of nasty is to hit them where it hurts - in the hit counter.

So for February, please, please, please ignore the crap out of the Cambridge News. Use the hashtag #boycottCN to spread the word - lets get these unrepentant cyclist haters to realise that what they're doing matters.

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