I don't know where Chopper stands on the political spectrum (because I've not been paying attention) but it seems to me that calling out a paper called "The Independent" for actually having a leaning is necessarily the same as equating leftiness with baditude.
I'm not entirely convinced of the consistency in appraising any political leanings The Independent may have...
At one point he quothed:-
In any case, this was The Independent, the Daily Fail for those a bit up themselves.
Then at another:-
The Independent are a bunch of thinly veiled lefties.
The conclusion I've drawn is this...
1. He's a bit confused about their political leanings
2. He doesn't like either The Independent or The Daily Mail
3. I suspect he does equate leftiness with badness (FSVO "badness")
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