Mudcat Café message #268194 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23852   Message #268194
Posted By: paddymac
30-Jul-00 - 08:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Grit your teeth, the PIRA boys are out
Subject: RE: BS: Grit your teeth, the PIRA boys are out
Fionn - Yes, I'm aware that Murdoch is Oz, and owns far too many elements of the print media, and has a reportedly large number of world leaders seemingly standing in line at times to cozy up to him. Must be that old political adage about never picking a fight with a guy who buys his ink by the barrel. If you wouldn't describe the Times a Brit paper, how would you describe it? Eveb though Owned by corporate Murdoch, it's still got substantial local control of story selection and spin. I am in complete agreement that the American press is mostly oblivious to the news of an from NI. I would go a step further and respectfully suggest that what little does appear here has been well massaged by Brit spin doctors. The bottom line, I believe, is that we should all endeavor to gather news from diverse sources, and then apply a healthy dose of common sense, experience, and realistic optimism.