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If his paper prints it, it must be relevant to England and it must be true and the man who make it so is a prince among men

Come on, Dacre doesn't think this for a minute. He's way too cynical for that.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Feb 9th, 2012 at 02:37:06 PM EST
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I dunno, I do think he has an inflated sense of his own importance in reflecting the views of the "silent Majority". His newspaper doesn't just guide the thinking of the conservative electorate, I know for a fact that what is in the paper drives the agenda of Radio 4 Today programme and the BBC1 6 o'clock news much more than all other news media combined.

It was always a strange fact that journos read the guardian, but they pay attention to the Daily Mail. Dacre has his tentacles wrapped around an influential part of the English electorate, the aspirational working and middle classes as well as the self entitled upper middle class. That's power, that's influence right there. And all journalists fear the man who taps that power.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Feb 10th, 2012 at 02:21:28 AM EST
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