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Thursday, May 07, 2009 

Walter Pincus on the decline of US newspapers

A similar article is crying out to be written for this jurisdiction.

There still seems no great public consciousness of what exactly occured with the destruction of the Press Group more than a decade ago, and its consequences for the national media. The power of INM (owned first by O'Reilly, and now by O'Brien) in the aftermath of this period means that it can seriously affect the course of politics and even elections, with no counterweights.

I defy anyone to argue that this has been a healthy development.

"Libel"-Richard Waghorne
"Attack blog"-Damien Mulley

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