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It's ironic in a way. As the press become part of the Establishment, there is no-one to hold them to account. Thus they exercise their power in self-defence.
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Tue Mar 12th, 2013 at 04:49:13 AM EST
It's a thing that they seem absolutely shocked when I point it out to them that if you're punting the government line then you're not holding them to account.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Mar 12th, 2013 at 02:16:50 PM EST
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It's worth considering that parts of the Press (e.g. Paul Dacre, Mr Murdock) are actually incredibly powerful figures in our politics. Really, holding them to account is crucial. So, it's not just a question of punting the government line - are you punting the Dacre line or the Murdoch line, without questioning it?
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Wed Mar 13th, 2013 at 06:59:51 AM EST
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A) No meaningful elections
B) a few actors in the media.

(Cf Sweden since ... a long time. Especially the last decade.)

sapere aude

by Number 6 on Wed Mar 13th, 2013 at 05:21:43 AM EST
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