Quote of the week – 15/12/10

“There was a fear in every newsroom in America; a fear of losing your job; of being stuck with some label, unpatriotic or otherwise. [The Iraq War] made stenographers out of us.”

Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather admits the media is complicit in peddling lies from western governments.

(Source: MediaGuardian)




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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