The World's media is still lying about such pivotal events 9/11, 7/7 bombings in London, 3/11 bombings Madrid, both Bali attacks and many of the sectarian attacks in Iraq etc. The role of the media is to distract and to control discourse generally.Did media fall down on its job in last decade , boasting of Celtic Tiger, Bertie lifestyle (Sindo) and contaminated by property supplements revenue. Shame on them,they have serious case to answer
Did media fall down on its job in last decade , boasting of Celtic Tiger, Bertie lifestyle (Sindo) and contaminated by property supplements revenue. Shame on them,they have serious case to answer
Excellent point and my sentements exactly.au contraire.
to paraphrase a certain cardinal " they were doing their job!"
dont confuse what you THINK their job is with what they get paid to do.
the media stopped being about journalism and seeking the truth LONG ago. in fact theyre more likely to describe themselves as "working in media" "media operators" or "opinion writers" than jouralists nowadays.
its one of the reason theyre pissed scared of the internet. no fee here means no favor.
hows a professional meant to make a buck out of that with its "doing it for the public good" mentality?
he who pays the piper calls the tune, that old adage is worth remembering when you hear ANYONE commentating on anything. irish media or otherwise. TBH if anyone takes anything away from the last 10 years i hope its that they use their brains more often when making judgement calls on whats put in front of them.
+1 While every other bastion of the establishment has been interrogated and toppled, the media alone seem invulnerable to this scrutiny. Naturally, why would they turn the harsh spotlight on themselves?Excellent point and my sentements exactly.
Media isn't some sort of independent, benevolent entity with a moral conscience that looks out for our well-being and seeks to purport the "truth" at every turn. It's a vested interest body. Our media's a glorified propaganda machine. There are some good journalists that do good work and not everyone's morally bankrupt but we've got big problems with our fish-bowl mentality and with public opinion being too easily led around the park by the papers.
RTE is another matter. The week of the budget last year instead of doing a programme on it the night before they had on some kitsch tabloid "expose" of social welfare crime. And then the week after some similarly awful programme on petty crime. Two full pogrammes devoted to crimes of the poor and hardly anything about the relationship between government, bank CEOs, developers and builders.
Yes thats all very well telling us not to buy Independant media titles, can you suggest a decent publication? I think Independent media owns 80% + of all publications?Stop buying titles belonging to the Irish Independent then.
They sell close to 1m papers on a Sunday.