“It’s the lack of rationality in so much “Arctic Britain” coverage that is a genuine weakness in our adversarial media and politics. That makes it very hard to lift our eyes from ‘somebody must resign’ or ‘bungling bosses’ and take a hard look at what’s really happening - and what we should do about it.”—
@kjmarsh summing up our media coverage very well, but in a way that suggests we all need to be a little more mature.
Mark Thompson, the BBC’s director general, said British broadcasters should be free to launch an equivalent to Fox News in the UK because existing rules to guarantee impartiality in television were becoming outdated in the era of the internet.
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“After South Africa 2010, which was very, very expensive for FIFA (they had to plough millions of extra funds into it to paper over the cracks), and the prospect of another relatively costly tournament in Brazil in 2014, a safe and familiar pair of hands is needed. England is that safe pair of hands; it could hold the tournament next year if needed, and you’d be guaranteed excellent attendances for most of the games; and full houses in many.”—Football Is Coming Home – Why England Will Win The 2018 World Cup Bid » Who Ate all the Pies
An obscure libel dispute between a booking agency and a covers band has resulted in the Supreme Court issuing a ruling today that significantly enhances the fair comment defence for the internet age, renaming it “honest comment”.