During last week’s Tory Cabinet reshuffle, ITV political editor Robert Peston inadvertently summed up the primary function of political journalists: ‘I simply pass on’ His tweet was in reference to a ministerial source saying that Priti Patel was ‘not looking happy’. She remained in her job as Home Secretary. Peston’s phrase was a tragicomic echo of a remark by Nick →
As we have pointed out since Media Lens began in 2001, a fundamental feature of corporate media is propaganda by omission. Over the past week, a stunning example has highlighted this core property once again. →
In contrast to Media Lens modestly marking a mere two decades in July, the Guardian has been deluging itself with praise on reaching two centuries this year. Not that we would expect otherwise. As editor →
This is the paper that has been co-opted by the intelligence services; exploited the work of @WikiLeaks and #Assange before abandoning him to his fate; regularly platforms Tony Blair; and offers, at best, meek scrutiny of Western foreign policy and capitalism.