Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
The idea that this constitutes a 'Goebbels-style propaganda outlet' is a descent into self-parody comparable to the hysterical rantings of the US right about how the Le Monde is some sort of far-left anti-semitic outlet.

Sure. There was never an organised and professional attempt by the Pentagon to seed pro-war stories. The NYT didn't collude with the White House to keep Plamegate under wraps until after the election. Fox News is always fair and balanced. And Rupert Murdoch has never influenced the result of a UK election. Berlusconi doesn't owe his position to his media empire. Sarkozy doesn't owe his position to his media friends.

Uh huh.

Exactly how many politicians have won recent elections without majority media support?


Have you ever, once, spent any time actually reading the press of a dictatorship?

Have you ever, once, considered that the old Communist countries didn't and don't have a monopoly on propaganda and opinion management?

Do you have any idea what genuinely independent media would look like?

Go read some Chomsky, or something.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jul 1st, 2008 at 07:18:56 PM EST
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