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