Mandy has responded with a really firey rebuttal.
He draws attention to something that most 'normal'/'real' etc. people acknowledge. When they want to admit it anyway: bias from ownership.
This to me is class:
""I don't blame members of the public reacting in the way they do. This story has been presented in precisely that way in order to provoke such a reaction."
He said anyone could "raise questions" over expenses claims and added: "Let's wait and see whether the Conservatives, who this paper supports, [whether it] gives them quite the same prominence, quite the same space that today's paper has given to members of the Labour party's cabinet.""