[LINK] Sympathy to Brogdens family ...
chris at sw.oz.au
Thu Sep 1 16:42:12 EST 2005
> Brendan Scott [brendansweb at optusnet.com.au] wrote:
>> and I can't let this quote go unmentioned:
>> "George Bernard Shaw once said 'The problem with the press is that they
>> can't tell the difference between a bicycle crash and the end of
>> civilisation.' And it seems to me that perhaps some of Brogden's behaviour
>> has been escalated out of proportion here."
On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 04:04:13PM +1000, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> "There is one answer to all those questions: We had . and continue to
> have . an unavoidable obligation to report the news. When we seek to
> avoid that obligation, or when for some reason the press is no longer
> free to report the news, democracy itself will be imperilled. For, as a
> moment's rational thought will reveal, the two . democracy and a free
> press . go hand in hand."
> there is somewhat of subtle difference between protecting democracy and
> kicking someone in the teeth once they are down.
What a load of self-serving tripe... where's the bit about the
responsibility to use that reporting in the public interest,
to maintain a high standard of accuracy and avoid sensationalism?
This "protection of democracy" crap is offensive coming from a tabloid
scandal sheet that has no qualms about printing mis-information and
outright lies when that suits its owner's purpose.
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