Is Tory Spin Doctor Henry Macrory Telling the Whole Story?


Henry Macrory the Head of Press at the Conservative Party posted a tweet today with a link to the picture (above) of Jack Straw talking to an empty square in Wolverhampton this week.  He had uploaded the picture himself and it appears today on the Conservative Home blog stating – No one is listening to Labour, John Prescott couldn’t attract a crowd last week and Jack Straw has the same problem this week.  But the scene below was caught on video by the local Express and Star newspaper and shows Straw wrapping up his soapbox address to a fair size crowd.

It seems the new generation of political spinners are adept at using the web to twist a tale, but the web is getting adept at catching them out.

3 thoughts on “Is Tory Spin Doctor Henry Macrory Telling the Whole Story?”

  1. It is a very selective view. As jack straw’s bag carrier I’m blogging his campaign http://thestrawsoapbox.blogspot.com/ and taking photos. It’s true that when he arrives in a town the crowd is thin. That’s cos it is an authentic piece of campaigning. We don’t put flunkies in the crowd. By the end there is always a crowd of 200 to 600. Check out the pics on my blog

    1. ..and despite an independent request on twitter Henry Macrory still hasn’t explained himself. Perhaps he is just an old-style spin meister.

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