UK Media Bias

  Responses this week to publication of the recently re-elected British government’s budget resonate with the longstanding claim that the Conservatives and substantial parts of the British press enjoy a warm relationship. The rightwing Daily Mail depicted the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, as ‘fearless George’ slaying the dragons of the lazy and the… Continue reading

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The mainstream media bubble and the Scottish referendum

In today’s Observer, Scottish journalist and commentator Kevin McKenna notes a clash of parallel worlds. One is inhabited by the elites in ‘Scotland’s media and political bubble’ and the other by people filling parish halls and schools to discuss the issues involved in the vote to stay in the UK or become an independent state.… Continue reading

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