I am a bit surprised that the only reference to Media Watch is the last sentence in Glenn Dyer’s item. Like another reader, I don’t get too excited by the ratings. But Crikey is usually all over Media Watch like a rash. Since last night was the first for the year, AND had a new female (gasp) presenter, I am amazed.

Especially as I thought it one of the best MWs I’ve seen. Rather sobering and salutary to learn that so much credence is given to a person of rather little credibility. Although altogether in keeping with the tissue of lies fraying so inelegantly around the putrid remains of the case for going to war.

In an era of media super-saturation, the dangers of brainwashing due to exposure can hardly be overstated. What gets oxygen tends to flourish. Unfortunately, what doesn’t, doesn’t. More unfortunately, by the time you realise you are choking in coal dust, your canary is probably dead.


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