Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Two Minutes Hate

As usual, the face of Emmanuel Goldstein, the Enemy of the People, had flashed on to the screen. ... The programmes of the Two Minutes Hate varied from day to day, but there was none in which Goldstein was not the principal figure. ... Always there were fresh dupes waiting to be seduced by him.

Quick, kiddies, can you think of an international story of some significance that seems to have gotten the attention of nearly every frontpage editor in the land except this one? Clearly, there are other fires to be stoked at the New York Post, more or less a print version of the Fair 'n' Balanced Network without all the fair 'n' balanced. (This interesting bit of comparative 1A news judgment was first flagged at Instaputz, which often does a good job keeping track of the wildlife.)

Yes, if your newspaper had no mention of Haiti on the front today, it'd be fair to conclude that your newspaper sucks. But it probably has quite a way to go to reach the rogue-black-hole, Earth-swallowing suckage of the Murdoch products.



Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Just got a flash from the SacBee that an American may be dead. That may bump it up, eh?

4:27 PM, January 13, 2010  
Blogger Nick said...

Ah, come on, fev. You don't seriously think that, in New York City, it's the Post's niche to play the hell out the earthquake in Haiti? If every newspaper in New York plays the hell out of it, how many New Yorkers will choose the Post's coverage out of the lot?

6:19 PM, January 13, 2010  

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