Sunday, January 06, 2013

Overly optimistic...

In 2012 there was lots of news about press reform, media control etc. In the UK we have seen more than our fair share with the Leverson Inquiry seen by many as a complete balls-up in that it appeared more a patent lefty and sleb guided attempt with a seemingly sole raison d'ĂȘtre to muzzle/castigate Rupert Murdoch and bash the Conservatives (this was 'innocent' government bashing but of course with no mention of the government that presided over the descent into the mire).

Elsewhere other press reform is requested: "Every January, people around the world take stock of themselves and resolve to improve in the new year, vowing to break bad habits and form good ones. In 2013, CAMERA would like news media to do the same and we suggest the following 13 for '13...". I think the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America is being overly optimistic; however I agree with them and believe many in Europe, the UK and the BBC should read [edit], should realise it means them and should stop misreporting.

CAMERA's 'New Year's Resolutions We'd Like the Media to Make'. [Link]

Hat-tip: degree


Paul said...

Can't help thinking that CAMERA are a little obsessed there - have to be honest that watching a lot of news coverage across various networks the situation in Israel/Gaza is not covered as extensively (outside of conflicts) as some people would like to believe.

Span Ows said...

I don't agree 100% with you or them; re watching/reading/hearing a variety of news I do the same and I feel CAMERA's 13 for 13 is aimed at a small number of media outlets (including BBC by the way). Also, despite writing that i agree with them, not all of the 13 are really 'that' dodgy hence my title 'Overly optimistic'. titles are always for a reason by the way! ;-)