The Dangerous Cult of the Guardian
A Thought Police for the Internet Age

Cook, Jonathan
http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/28/the-dangerous-cult-of-the-guardian/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  28/09/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13168

The Guardian includes some fine reporting and occasionally insightful commentary. Possibly because it is farther from the heart of empire, it is able to provide a partial antidote to the craven coverage of the corporate-owned media in the US. Nonetheless, it would be unwise to believe that the Guardian is therefore a free market in progressive or dissident ideas on the left. In fact, quite the contrary: the paper strictly polices what can be said and who can say it in its pages, for cynical reasons we shall come to.

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