Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Church boss throws down on the media

Well, at last it's happened! A top religious leader has called the media on their misdeeds! He launched a wide-ranging attack on the media, accusing journalists of distorting debate, contributing to a climate of national cynicism, and unjustly attacking institutions over their secretiveness. ... He charged all with conspiring against public understanding. ...[He] claimed that some aspects of current journalistic practice are "lethally damaging", contributing to the "embarrassingly low level of trust" in the profession. ... " He accused the media of manipulating fear, exhibiting violent conflict between people for entertainment, and living off internal feuds: "Corrupt speech, inflaming unexamined emotion, reinforcing division, wrapped up in its own performance, leaves us less human Unfortunately, this was Archbishop Rowan Williams on the British media.
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