Thought for the day

"Only one thing to it: a strong stomach. The guts to gladhand a man you're going to stab in the back; pledge allegiance to principles you stomp on every day; righteously denounce some despot in the press and sell him arms under the table. The talent to whip up the voters' worst passions while you seem to call on their highest instincts, and the sense to stay wrapped in the flag. That's politics: I'll take the simple life." -- Beaumarchais, The Marriage of Figaro

Retired British media executive Grahame Perrie analyses the possible reasons for the British media’s inadequate reporting of the Palestine-Israel conflict, the Russia-Ukraine war and elsewhere, including failure to challenge the politically-motivated definition of anti-Semitism, skirting around vital issues that are critical to understanding a story, and lack of investigative journalism in the Ukraine-Russia conflict.