Tuesday, June 17, 2008

MSM: news suppression service

... But the draft documents reveal how close the [Northern] Rock was to a virtual wipe-out.
The Daily Mail first learned of the bank's secret plans in January but, after a late night call from Mr Darling, was begged not to publish.


(From this morning's Grumbler.)

Has the Press become an arm of Government?

2 comments:

dearieme said...

If the Chancellor says something like "Do you want the murder of some branch staff on your conscience?", you might hesitate. Ditto if he says "Want a peerage?". Or threatens the revelation of some sin in your past. Lord knows what form such conversations take.

Lilith said...

Yes. See today's Guido.