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5 January 2015

What is the Independent editor’s mystifying explanation of his paper’s philosophy?

"Neo-Aristotelian, Whig radical".

By Media Mole

Have you ever looked at this country’s mainstream newspapers, sighed, and wondered to yourself over a pensive breakfast why there’s no one out there writing for people like you? You, the ordinary, unassuming reader? The impartial observer who doesn’t wish their news-consuming experience to be warped and dictated by the vested interests of wealthy, shady media barons? Just a regular, neo-Aristotelian, semi-consequentialist, Whig radical who can’t catch a break, current affairs-wise?

Well, quickly slip on your sandals and put down your bowl of protected corn flakes, because it looks like there’s a paper on the newsstand just for you: the Independent.

During a Twitter skirmish with Tory commentator and occasional Times columnist Tim Montgomerie, the Independent‘s editor Amol Rajan explained the philosophy behind his paper in very specific, rather mystifying, terms: