View Full Version : 'British Journalists Bend the Truth, Plagiarize Competitors and Break Laws'

8th July 2011, 21:58
An outsider perspective (http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,773214,00.html)

"But the drastic step goes well beyond Murdoch's empire. It is an admission that criminal research methods can no longer be fobbed off as isolated incidents. British journalists -- far more than German journalists -- bend the truth, plagiarize competitors and break laws to get a story that sells. Instead of condemning such bad behavior, reporters' bosses have publicly defended them. This gives them strength, while they use the argument that everyone else is doing it too."

"It would be naïve to believe that the demise of the News of the World will be a lesson to the British press. Other tabloid papers will only court Murdoch's old customers with similar stories and methods. As long as papers believe they can increase circulation with immoral tactics, they will continue to do so. It's up to the readers to show publishers what kind of journalism they want."

8th July 2011, 22:04
It's up to the readers to show publishers what kind of journalism they want.

And therein lies the problem.

8th July 2011, 22:14
And therein lies the problem.

I'm afraid you are right. The Digger has all the tits and Premiership footy so we'll all keep watching and reading, no doubt.

I'm really looking forward to the next issue of Pivate Eye :D

8th July 2011, 22:21
And therein lies the problem.

Too true, the needs of the common man (and woman) will prevail :frown :eyes

9th July 2011, 00:53
An outsider perspective (http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,773214,00.html)

It's the damage the press have done abroad that is really hurting the UK. I'm in a country where the press can say what they want but it must be absolutely true and not slander etc - contrary to popular UK belief. The British press give China a hard time citing no free press :rollin: - and get themselves banned so they make up stories. The Chinese accept the press as fact because it is here, unfortunately the British press are negative about China - and the Chinese believe that to be the view of the British population. Britains trade figures with China are very bad I wonder why and who was it who destroyed the World Cup bid.