17 March, 2011 — Return of the Public
I am going to talk for between twenty minutes and half an hour and then we’ll have a fair amount of time for questions and discussion. It is always disappointing when you go to a talk and hear someone talking at great length about the need for free and open debate for 58 minutes, leaving 2 minutes for questions.
So – tonight I want to make and try to defend two, related claims about the performance of the English-language mass media. First I am going to argue that mainstream media coverage is badly flawed.