Monday, 29 June 2009

No spin needed for spoon feeding

There was a time when journalists for the mainstream television and radio outlets were outraged at the very suggestion that they be provided with electronic versions of the press statement. It was taken to be a matter of journalistic pride that what went to air was the result of what they themselves recorded not some handout. Those days are clearly gone as was illustrated at the weekend by the alacrity with which a run was given by the major news services to a Prime Ministerial You Tube statement.
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