Tuesday, 9 August 2011

The Media are Not Disinterested or Independent Reporters

In days gone by, reporters and their entourage of camera and sound men would be left alone by mobs, classed as independent observers of the action.

However, today's rioter is a savvy individual and understands that the media is no longer an independent observer: their footage can be commandeered by the police and used as evidence.

Hence we see the mob actively preventing the media use cameras and attacks on reporters and cameramen over the past couple of days.

The media are seen quite rightly as just another arm of the state: their biased reporting and the use of their footage by the Police confirms it. Today's teenager has a lot more nous: they see the bias and skewing of the truth and recognise that the media is actively working against them.

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