Tag: newspapers


A couple of points on mass media

I like the way this chap neatly destroys the journalist from Fox News, but he also highlights many important points about news corporations, democracy and influencing public opinion, something which more and more people are beginning to understand. (Noam Chomsky wrote very eloquently about this in Manufacturing Consent, a short book, but worth it.)

Secondly, the Daily Mail accidentally went live with this article last night just as Amanda Knox was cleared of the murder of Meredith Kercher. This neatly highlights the tendency for news corporations to simply make shit up. (We all knew it, but it seems they really shot themselves in the foot this time.)

You can read the entire made-up article archived here.