Quote of the week – 24/11/10

“You don’t have to be a hypocrite to be holier-than-thou, but it helps.”

The Independent’s Julie Burchill pans Nigel Havers, who went on I’m A Celebrity to “draw attention to the declining standard of TV”.

(Source: The Independent)




“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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