Our ‘impartial’ broadcasters have become mouthpieces of the elite

Our ‘impartial’ broadcasters have become mouthpieces of the elite

If you think the news is balanced, think again. Journalists who should challenge power are doing its dirty work
by George Monbiot

This article encapsulates so much of the research I have been doing on media and manufacturing consent and deflection. It is really a good read.

The following is the last para in the article:`

“Those entrusted to challenge power are the loyalists of power. They rage against social media and people such as Russell Brand, without seeing that the popularity of alternatives is a response to their own failures: their failure to expose the claims of the haut monde, their failure to enlist a diversity of opinion, their failure to permit the audience to see that another world is possible. If even the public sector broadcasters parrot the talking points of the elite, what hope is there for informed democratic choice?” Here is the link

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/20/broadcasters-mouthpieces-of-elite-balanced-news-journalists

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I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
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