‘Corrosive, Shallow, Herd-Like And Gross’ – Peter Oborne And The Corporate Media ~ MEDIA LENS, 25 February 2015.
Last week, Peter Oborne resigned as chief political commentator at the Telegraph, writing:
‘The Telegraph’s recent coverage of HSBC amounts to a form of fraud on its readers.’
And yet Oborne is no radical. He describes how, five years ago, he was invited to join the newspaper:
‘It was a job I was very proud to accept. The Telegraph has long been the most important conservative-leaning newspaper in Britain, admired as much for its integrity as for its superb news coverage.’
Our perception is very different. Whenever we have researched media reaction to the West’s numerous wars, bombing campaigns and other ‘interventions’, the Telegraph’s position has been wearily predictable. We know, even before we fire up the Lexis newspaper search engine, what the Telegraph’s response will be to government claims that…
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