Protecting each other

Medialens have released their first book, Guardians of Power. The editors recently spoke to UK Watch:

“The guardians are the corporate mass media. They are protecting the powerful state-corporate interests on which they depend and of which they are a part. In this book we specifically focus on the ”˜liberal’ guardians of power – the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, the BBC and so on. They are essentially protecting their own interests. For example, many people consider the BBC a bastion of honest reporting. On December 2, the media reported that Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark and her husband Alan Clements netted …£1m each from the sale of IWC Media, the television production company, to RDF Media, maker of Wife Swap, for …£14m. The other presenters of Newsnight – Jeremy Paxman, for example – are also millionaires.”
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