Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

Elizabeth II Vice-Regal Saint: Remembering Paul Comtois (1895–1966), Lt.-Governor of Québec
Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Blair takes on the media whore

And the whore bites back with a vengeance. I regret saying that on this dignified forum, but how else are we to refer to what Christopher Hitchens called today the "systematic, massified cretinization of the major media"? Turn on the television these days and everything is sensationlised and irreverent jaw flapping rubbish, from the dirtiest little tabloid to the most respectable of outlets like CNN. Almost all are rags nowadays.

But Blair and (especially) Cameron are part of the problem - why? - because they are in fact part of the media, not separate from it. As professional spin doctors they make it their business to feed and manipulate the "feral beast"; journalists and politicians are now like conjoined twins in this, both tasked with getting the message out, both acting the part of pundits according to their own twisted version of the truth.

Politicians need to immediately divorce themselves from this game, and concentrate their talents on sound public policy, before the mass media cultural revolution wreaks total havoc on our political institutions. And in the name of the Lord, allow the monarchy to reinstitute the Palace code of silence before it gets eaten alive by the republican media whore, with their salacious quest for every sordid and lurid detail.

1 comments:

Neil Welton said...

Trouble is Palmerston is that large sections of the masses quite like "sensationalised and irreverent jaw flapping rubbish". Check out those viewing figures. This also explains why lots of irreverent jaw flappers work in the media and why lots of irreverent jaw flappers get elected by using it. Thankfully the new media can use the old media and put it in its place. Something The Monarchist does quite handsomely every day - monarchist news without tittle-tattle and guff.