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5.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for Mr Lloyd!
Finally some one has had the gut's & come out & said it. Were all fed up to the eyeball's with the whinging & whining & general lack of respect that our so called mass media have on our leader's & the power's that be.

I thought it was brilliant when The Lord Hutton report' revealed the depth's of depravity that our so called public service's the British...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but needed more work
If you ever listen to the Today programme or watch Newsnight and find yourself rooting for the politician against the interviewer's hyper-aggressive questioning then you don't need to read this book. If however you believe in the saintliness of Humphreys, Paxman et al then you need to wake up and buy this book...!
There are interesting short comparisons with...
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but needed more work, 1 Nov. 2004
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This review is from: What the Media are Doing to Our Politics (Paperback)
If you ever listen to the Today programme or watch Newsnight and find yourself rooting for the politician against the interviewer's hyper-aggressive questioning then you don't need to read this book. If however you believe in the saintliness of Humphreys, Paxman et al then you need to wake up and buy this book...!
There are interesting short comparisons with news-media cultures in France, Italy, Sweden and America - worth reading if you're not aware of the differences but the book as a whole seems to meander on without clear direction. Where was the editing? Its at least 1 revision short of the finished article.
Despite that the author's clearly passionate belief in the possibility of objective reporting especially by a publicly funded broadcaster like the BBC is inspiring. That passion though does feel a little restrained by his position within the industry - I got a sense of pulled punches when he discusses particular media figures. That's not to say several well known names wouldn't find this book uncomfortable reading!
We need John Lloyd and more like him because as he says the British news-media culture can change only from within.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for Mr Lloyd!, 26 Oct. 2008
This review is from: What the Media are Doing to Our Politics (Paperback)
Finally some one has had the gut's & come out & said it. Were all fed up to the eyeball's with the whinging & whining & general lack of respect that our so called mass media have on our leader's & the power's that be.

I thought it was brilliant when The Lord Hutton report' revealed the depth's of depravity that our so called public service's the British Broadcasting Service, were prepared to stoop too - What's the Media Doing To Our Politics Brilliantly uses this example as it's case for war on our sloppy British Journalism (you know who you are & shame on you) - Bravo Mr Lloyd keep up the good work!
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What the Media are Doing to Our Politics by John Lloyd (Paperback - 24 Jun. 2004)
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