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  • Sunday, August 28, 2005

    BBC political editor says a large amount of journalism is repetitive garbage

    The Sunday Herald brings us news that the BBC's political editor, Andrew Marr has said that journalism is in a terrible state, and a large amount of it is repetitive garbage. Apparently, Andrew Marr believes that journalists need to regain the trust of the public:

    “Not enough reporters are actually going out and getting stories,” complained Marr, who has won respect and admiration for his quirky, irreverent but insightful style as the Beeb’s political editor. He said that instead they are getting “squirted” stories off the internet. “It’s also just laziness,” said Marr.
    He has made a good point here. Most so called "journalists" aren't exactly investigative in nature, and do tend to just repeat the information given to them by Blair & Cos spin doctors without actually checking any of the claims. For example, prior to the illegal invasion of Iraq, the media merely repeated the claims of Blair & Co, mostly without question, which was a disgrace. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts


    At 8/28/2005 03:18:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    He has a gift for stating the obvious...

    At 8/29/2005 09:47:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Well, that's true djeb, unfortunately he made his comments as he was due to leave his job. Perhaps it would have had much more of an impact if he'd have said the same things while he was still the BBC's political editor.


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