Recently we have witnessed our Prime Minister watching a treaty he vetoed being signed by 25 of the 27 Member States; we have witnessed an abrogation of political principle, one held by the Conservative Party, to a smaller political party who form the present government, over the 50p tax rate purely, I would suggest, to enable those of the Conservative Party to remain in power; we witness a disgraced MP accused of behaviour unbecoming of one in his position, able to continue in office unless sentenced to a period of incarceration of more than 12 months whilst our democratic system does not allow those who elected him - and pay him - to effect his dismissal; and we witness that someone appointed to the position of Strategy Advisor for the largest party in the coalition government (whose appointment and salary did not have the permission of the people) is to take a sabbatical. Serious journalistic output on any of the foregoing has been - or will be?
And what is the subject dominating the MSM? Whether our Prime Minister rode a particular horse - and while so doing - what was discussed with the female minder of that horse.
That journalism, as practised today, makes a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics is how they manage to remain in existence. Oberon Waugh is reported to have said that generally speaking the best people nowadays go into journalism, the second best into business, the rubbish into politics and the shits into law. Well, he got that wrong because it is obvious that the shits go into politics and journalism.
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