A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Archbishop and Ron Paul opposite ends of media spectrum!

I've been musing on the way the media has the power to give someone a bashing or a trashing or offer a lauding and promotion. Or they may just ignore you!

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been given a right pasting by the UK press, most of whom are secular sedantrists who find it excrutiatingly hard to comprehend what he was on about. No matter, the readers like a good bit of bish-bashing, so let it rip! He's high up on the percentage for "Main Newsmaker" category. Possibly in the 90% mark.

Ron Paul, on the other hand, is in the "let's ignore the bugger" category, in the vain hope that he may go away quietly. So he's in "Minor Newsmaker" category, if there is such a thing.

Both men are being used by the media for their own ends. Objective journalism, well-researched knowledgeable stories are a thing of the past. It's all soundbites and computer copied stuff. It's pandering to the masses, so long as they don't get uppity. Any cerebral journalist gets a hard time.

Thank God, literally, for the internet. We can strike back!


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