Why Journalism is Culpable

Journalism in the UK is poor. The media outlets they support foster this. They report a very sanitised and formulaic news. Fortunately there are some alternative sources out there. Media Lens contributors (www.medialens.org) constantly re-interpret reportage for us. Aljazeera provides reportage that is unmatched in the UK (www.aljazeera.com) and John Pilger in the New Statesman is compelling; always challenging.

The Independent released in 2009 as a podcast a roundtable discussion between Ann Leslie of the Daily Mail (oddly), Robert Fisk, the Independent’s Middle East correspondent and Martin Bell formerly of the BBC. Readers of this blog may care to listen to it here: http://tinyurl.com/yzdguas

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