Post by James Christophers Post by Tony Post by Tony Post by James Christophers
I assume you are not referring to that left rag The Guardian. No you couldn't
The very same. The article is authored by "that left rag Guardian's" current
NZ correspondent, New Zealander Tess McClure.
Post by Tony
The acceptance rate at Columbia University is 5.9%.
The university is ranked 19th in the QS Global World Rankings 2021.
See? Those two quintessentials not only all in one, but also right out there
on public view: validation and publication by a global journal of record;
quality of researched material and future potential recognised and
authenticated by one of the world's highest-ranking seats of learning. And this
is only the beginning for Ms McClure! So what's not to like?
I am sure she is a very fine and extrenmely capable person. Why wouldn't she be?
That deosn't make The Guardian anything but a rag.
For those interested, The Guardian is exactly 200 years old. It was founded in
1821 as The Manchester Guardian, and changed its name in 1959. Along with its
sister papers The Observer and The Guardian Weekly, The Guardian Group enjoys
financial and editorial independence in perpetuity through the Scott Trust.
Charles Prestwich Scott, a British journalist, publisher and politician, was
the editor of the Manchester Guardian from 1872 until 1929 and its owner from
1907 until his death in 1932. It is Scott, whose captioned cameo appears in the
top RH corner of every front page, perpetually reminds both reader and
journalist of that immutable dictum: "Comments are free, but facts are sacred".
The Group's 2018 annual report (year ending 1 April 2018) indicated that the
Scott Trust Endowment Fund was valued at £1.01 billion (2017: £1.03bn). There
is no paywall and subscriptions are voluntary.