I wrote to The Independent to complain about its skewed reporting of alcohol matters. Below is an extract of the reply I received from Will Gore, Deputy Managing Editor:
regard to our stance on alcohol, as with a range of issues we may take an
editorial line on a subject if we think it is the right one after proper
analysis (independence is not synonymous with impartiality).
In other words they admit that their reporting is not impartial. I hope that I'm not the only one to challenge them.