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Old 14-09-2017, 13:36   #399
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Re: Government & Post Election Discussion

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Originally Posted by pip08456 View Post
Well woopity-do the media are complaining about being abused. Such a shame
The media isn't one monolithic bloc. They are however one of the best protections against corruption and abuses by government and those in power would very much like it if they were less powerful. If any reporting that undermined the likes of Burgon were meet with fierce resistance by the voters rather than the politicians.

An elected politician is asked if he supports illegal strikes and it's the BBC who are in the wrong for asking? It's madness.

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They could stop it in a heartbeat if they spoke as one.

The media has the power that no political party has, it is the media that influences public opinion and is the outlet for any political party.

If the media as a whole turned around to the national executive and told them they will not tolerate abuse of reporters and henceforth will not report on any rally, speaches or publish any press releases how long do you think it would take for the Party to resolve the problem?
As I said they're not one monolithic bloc so papers sympathetic to them would still report their actions. Plus as the opposition it is their job to cover them.
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