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:
@montie I am a neo-Aristotelian, semi-consequentialist, Whig radical. So, broadly, is The @Independent. We are progressive. Of the …
— amol rajan (@amolrajan) January 4, 2015