“Murderers”: of myths, Macpherson and the Daily Mail – Brian Cathcart

4 11 2017

As we approach the 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, it’s time to critically assess whether the Daily Mail really played the pivotal and progressive role it likes to claim in the case, and its impact on Britain’s race relations. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson: Karen Bradley gets it wrong five times – Brian Cathcart

13 10 2017
The Media Secretary, Karen Bradley, told the Commons Media Select Committee this week that she will announce the long-overdue outcome of her consultation on Section 40 and Leveson Part Two ‘shortly’ – hinting it would be in the next few weeks.

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Murdoch paper makes the case for Leveson Part 2 – Brian Cathcart

27 09 2017

Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times has got itself into a revealing tangle about Part Two of the Leveson Inquiry, accidentally demonstrating why the case for it is so strong even though company policy is to oppose it. Read the rest of this entry »





Why journalists must report other journalists failures – Brian Cathcart

16 08 2017

Helen Lewis has published a piece mocking those who complain when events they consider important are not reported. She lists trivial mishaps – milk stolen from the fridge / the air conditioning isn’t working / a stubbed toe – and feigns outrage that the Murdoch press or the publicly-funded BBC refused to report them.  Read the rest of this entry »





Mainstream news media have earned the distrust they complain of – Brian Cathcart

12 08 2017

‘Can you trust the mainstream media?’ asks the very mainstream Observer in a 5,000-word analysis by Andrew Harrison, and then it supplies the answer, pretty resoundingly: ‘Yes, you can!’ Read the rest of this entry »