Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Treatment of William Hague

I agree 100% with Iain Dale's analysis of the treatment of William Hague by Guido Fawkes.

This sort of hits home my feelings about the way the National media is going.  National newspapers are employing less and less people and, as a result, true investigative reporting has largely gone out of the window (NOTW excepted).   Instead what we have is the internet and a few bloggers using innuendo and hints to hound people into exposing their issues (if they are genuine) or indeed hounding them out of office because they cannot take the pressure created by false accusations - as happened in this case.  

An even bigger concern about the National news media is their increasing reliance on agency stories that exaggerate the truth in order to make them saleable.

1 comment:

  1. this is a good point. Few professional journalists who still abide by their Code of Practice and we get gossip.
    i imagine "instant journalism" via twitter is an aspect of the new course "Media and Journalism" Noticed their new offices on the way to the DWP. The Sun and Sky have to have Twitter accounts.