The storm created by the CP’s headline Leader in golly row (CP, 18-02-22) is symptomatic of today’s media where an item of little importance, like topsy, is translated into ground-breaking news.

A clear example of a scarcity of real news creating a void that needs to be filled.

However the real culprits are the councillors who emulate our Westminster representatives, showing a lack of perspective in their quest to bring down the opposition.

Do the deluded politicians really think the public at large cannot see through the manipulation and distortion of facts in their attempts to deride the opposition?

Hypocrisy readily comes to mind.