More news, not sales messages

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6744581.stm

Hypocritical maybe, but the above speech makes a large number of pertinent observations on the state of the UK media. I am strongly opposed to the press’, and tabloids in particular, use of sensationalism and propaganda as it is a cause of unrest and potentially damaging to society. His comment about having to spend an increasing amount of time defusing press (and press-inspired) furores is absolutely spot on. Reporting should be based on fact rather than speculation. A transition back to this mode of operation would (could?) result in more efficient government, and restore relative transparency to the industry.

One thought on “More news, not sales messages

  1. Omar

    (I don’t know what to write, i think i largely agree with what you say. Reporting should be based on fact – but then politicians should be speaking facts rather then spewing crap). Hmmmm

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