Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Comment is free, facts are sacred, product is cheese.

There is a certain tendency to bash The Guardian to which I hope I'm contributing, on the grounds that like Obama, they should know better.

On the undeniable plus side, for those of us who are fans of the Magna Carta, is that The Guardian, unlike other British "news" sources like the BBC, have stuck to their guns in the hideous Murdoch buy-out of British politicians, media, and cops, and have been vindicated.

On the minus side, we have the whole tawdry WikiLeaks episode, that should have been a triumph for The Guardian, yet descended to the level of the gutter press, like the recent breathless coverage of some trial involving Michael Jackson who is dead. He is, admittedly, a celebrity, but he's very dead.

Defeat is snatched from the jaws of victory.