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Divergence in U.S. vs. U.K. news? 3/18/07

Posted by Steve Boriss in Competition, Government.
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Writing in Times Online (London), Gerard Baker makes some observations that suggest news is evolving in opposite directions in the U.S. vs. the U.K: “in the US this week, I was struck by an article on the oped pages of The New York Times, the very citadel of leftish political correctness. Written by an apparently completely sane professor at a prestigious US university and entitled “Biased Broadcasting Corporation”, it assailed the BBC’s Middle Eastern services for their consistently antiWestern tone and content…When the editorial pages of The New York Times accuse the BBC of anti-Western bias it is worth taking notice.” In addition to moving left, the BBC’s continuing domination of U.K. news stands in stark contrast to U.S. news’ increasing ideological diversity, which has been driven by talk radio, then cable news, and now blogs and the Internet.

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