Good example of screwed up priorities in UK media
Flipping through the Metro newspaper on Friday and the most rediculous of page space allocations became immediately obvious.
On page 3 we have an almost full page spread about the storyline in the comic Batman R.I.P. – yes a fucking COMIC. A work of fiction.
Only the weather section stops it from taking up all of page three. Yet a glance at page 2 will make perfectly clear why our mainstream news is totally screwed up…
Encircled is the story of a Tory MP being busted by counter-terrorist police for allegedly handling leaked documents from the Home Office. (Times Online article, another Times Online article – I would use Daily Mail articles, since the Metro is their publication but they’re typical (hate) Mail items..)
Those documents contained no national secrets, nothing that could be determined to be a national security risk.. instead they were items that the UK government simply didn’t want publishing because they showed ineptitude of the UK politicians as well as just how bad they’re getting with regards our civil liberties.
They include a letter from the Home Secretary to Mr Brown over the economic downturn’s impact on crime. It is understood that the Home Office and Whitehall were alarmed at this disclosure because it was circulated among so few people. Other damaging stories include a list, prepared by Labour whips, of MPs’ likely voting intentions on legislation to extend to 42 days’ detention without charge.
A tiny item snuck away in the corner of a page designed to force the majority to pay attention to the bright yellow advert and not the abuse of terrorism laws and the attempts of the UK government to stifle any info it regards as damaging to its image.
You’re not a company attempting to use PR as damage limitation, you’re a government entrusted by us to ensure the country as a whole doesn’t descend into chaos and lawlessness.
ALL info regarding our government should be fully disclosed to we, the citizens, who placed you into your positions and pay for this machavalian nightmare.
It also doesn’t help when our population has been lulled into rejecting any talk of politics and instead spends it’s time obsessing over “celebs” and crap that just doesn’t matter.
I know that I shall be devoting as much time as possible to re-educating people around me and getting them to look at our government in a critical fashion once again. It’s no surprise that satire, once a great British staple, has been steadly declining across our media – replaced by shite such as the ceaseless tide of “reality” shows.
Wake the fuck up Britain, please.. we need to send a collective message to Downing Street that we know you are broken and require fixing.