The Roman poet Horace famously declared: ‘Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.’ It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. Wilfred Owen, the great English poet of the First World War, described this phrase as ‘the old Lie’ in his famous war poem, ‘Dulce et decorum est’. Patriotism so often means ‘honouring’ those who ‘fell in service →
Robert Fisk, the Independent’s Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: →
In his latest book, ‘This Land – The Story of a Movement’ (Penguin, ebook version, 2020), the Guardian’s Owen Jones charts the rise and fall of Jeremy Corbyn. Jones depicts Corbyn as a ‘scruffy,’ (p.8), →
One of the most imposing features of state-corporate propaganda is its incessant, repetitive nature. Over and over again, the ‘mainstream’ media have to convince the public that ‘our’ government prioritises the health, welfare and livelihoods →
Last week, Jeremy Corbyn humbled the entire political and corporate media commentariat. With a little help from Britain’s student population. And with a little help from thousands of media activists. Without doubt this was one →
To keep up to date with our daily comments and analysis, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Journalists, people who (we are led to believe) are supposed to hold people in power to account as a profession, who don’t want the same standards applied to *their* work, and to *their* power, tell us everything we need to know about (so-called) professional journalism...
I’m out of sympathy for some prominent journo’s “woe is me, people are criticising me” stuff when it comes to this issue. It’s pathetic +objectively immoral. People’s lives are at stake b/c of the way some numbers on a spreadsheet at a central bank are being “reported” on.