Just as the Guardian newspaper is a flagship for Labour's political message, and the Mail in full support of the conservatives, I am becoming increasingly aware of media coverage of the banding movement verging on propaganda in favour of certain bands. This practice seems to be most prevelant on 'the World's most visited brass website'. This not only in coverage of contests, but in every aspect of the movement, from which concerts and CD's are reviewed, to the seeming inability to criticise any aspect of these certain band's performances in any way, shape or form, regardless of what actually happens! We are forever seeing new partnerships and links between bands and commercial organisations, but is this now over-riding the fundamental idea that each band should be able to expect an unbiased commentary of their efforts to fully jusitfy the work they have put in to playing at their standard? If this practice continues amongst individual reporters and reporting companies, people will soon lose the enthusiasm and will to compete, as no matter the final result, this habit of apologising and excusing unexpected results will continue to belittle the achievements of everyone else. The whole idea is an old one I would have thought that people in this day and age would be more aware of propaganda now than in the 1940's! No matter who a band is, regardless of heritage, ability, personel or management, reporters are meant to be neutral, and let the public make up their own minds, rather than helping them along the way.