Monday, 25 July 2011
There are lots of good reasons to blog, I suppose.
Shedding some light on the operation of the "professional" media has to be one of them.
Reporting of the recent tragic events in Norway provides a very good example.
The image above of the front page of The Sun says it all.
About the only part that resembles the truth are the advertisements, although they're probably pretty dodgy. This nonsense went out on the streets of the UK where the punters were led to believe that Al Qaeda was behind the shootings and bombings.
This story was written by someone who presumably calls himself a "journalist".
You won't find any acknowledgement of the error on their website, by the way. Obviously, that would be embarrassing - best to simply ignore it.
The print media isn't alone when it comes to publishing nonsense. The following quote is from Blot's website -
Once the identity of the attackers becomes known, the consequences for Norway's immigration policies could be profound....
I guess this means that Norway will ban immigration of Freemasons, or perhaps Protestants.
It's beyond bizarre - yet these twits make a living out of writing it.
What we need is not an inquiry - but a college of journalism. When someone writes something so blatantly ridiculous, they could be struck off and have their licence to write copy revoked.
It works for doctors and lawyers.
But then, they're real professionals.
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