“Is News becoming embarrassed by what’s made News great?”
A News Ltd associate editor, defending News Of The World and lamenting its closure, asks:
Is News becoming embarrassed by what’s made News great?
…Is the News empire at risk of selling out the Murdoch spirit that has helped to democratise the press and challenge the smug group-think of the Left? Is Fox News next?
Ah yes, News Ltd. Famous for “democratising” the press and not in any way using media power to bully governments into giving the proprietor what he wants at the expense of ordinary voters.
Let’s hope shutting down the News of the World doesn’t make News Ltd less like News of the World was.
If it reassures our friend at Southbank: we doubt it will.
ELSEWHERE: Have you been oppressed by the smug group-think of the Left and don’t have your own column published by the biggest media conglomerate in the country to whinge hilariously about it? We gather that The Australian’s Media Diarist wants to hear from you.
UPDATE: Media Diary, first with the media news, reports today on a Crikey public apology from 2008. (Originally the MD story didn’t feature the date, because although the screenshot showed the URL and it would’ve been the work of seconds to type it into a web browser – and what professional journalist has the time to do that these days? – the twitter picture from which it was sourced apparently excluded it.) We can’t wait till Media Diary starts letting Australian readers catch up on what was happening in 2009.