Sunday, 5 February 2012

Yet another 'journalistic' masterpiece (not).....

.....comes from the latest offering by Matthew d'Ancona in his usual Sunday Telegraph op-ed piece, this time on matters Huhne and the credibility of politics. It may have escaped the notice of even so 'self-renowned' a journalist as d'Ancona that the credibility of politics and politicians has long been in the 'public dock', if not in the 'MSM dock'. d'Ancona ends his 'offering' thus:
"At worst, whether he is acquitted or not, the court of public opinion will look upon Huhne, the political class, its antics, and its hypocrisies – and deliver a furious verdict."
The public will not deliver a furious verdict because by then they will probably have forgotten about Huhne - and the political class will no doubt ensure that another 'crisis du jour' is presented in order to make sure the public forget. No doubt that point never entered d'Ancona's thought process - and if it had, he would not dare write about it.


Just saying................. 

5 comments:

The Boiling Frog said...

Indeed WfW, the public will just shrug their shoulders, say 'they're all the same' and stop voting. Apathy (for the moment) is the order of the day

Oldrightie said...

BF, good argument. It'll take a Greek tragedy before the sheeples realise how screwed they are.

john in cheshire said...

On the other hand, if us, the great unwashed, could have an influence on the sentencing of such miscreants as Mr Huhne; for example, voting for one of a choice of sentences such as happens to contestants on tv talent shows; then this could invigorate peoples interest in politics and our ruling elite. Or is that also open to manipulation and erosion of individual freedoms? It would be an interesting experiment, mind.

TomTom said...

Yes my faith is being shaken, I will never trust another windmill again and all because Chris Paul-Huhne fell into bed with a lesbian........it is good we have the son of a Maltese footballer to set us straight !

WitteringsfromWitney said...

TBF: Sad is it not?

Or: Yes it will!

jic: Nice idea........

TT: D :)