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The Crisis in British Journalism

Byline Times investigates media monopolies, their proximity to politicians, and how the punditocracy doesn't hold power to account

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Topic: UK Politics
Year: 2020
Author: Brian Cathcart
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Hatred, Hypocrisy and Plain Bad Journalism at The Times

, 23 November 2020
Brian Cathcart looks at the latest example of anti-Muslim bias at Britain’s newspaper of record

Selective Terrorism: By Refusing to Call White Supremacist Killers ‘Terrorists’, the Media Furthers its Aim of Demonising Muslims

, 24 August 2020
A new report shows there can be no excuses for journalists, says Brian Cathcart: if Al Qaeda was ‘terror’, then so were the Christchurch killings and the murder of Jo Cox
A Muslim worshipper prays at a makeshift memorial at the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Road, Christchurch, New Zealand, after a gunman killed 50 worshippers at the Al Noor Masjid and Linwood Masjid.

EXCLUSIVE Why is the Guardian Accepting a Dodgy Subsidy from this Dodgy Government?

, 5 June 2020
Brian Cathcart reveals how the paper that exposed phone hacking has joined the cosy newspaper cartel that publishes Government advertorial in return for a bung from Michael Gove

The Cummings Scandal Shows Us Just How Dependent the Billionaire Press is on Boris Johnson

, 28 May 2020
Brian Cathcart explains why Britain's right-wing newspapers will try their best to support the Government in its attempts to 'move on' from the scandal of the Prime Minister's chief advisor.

PEAK DENIAL: How the Corporate Press Negates Journalism

, 21 May 2020
By failing to be transparent about themselves, it is difficult to trust most of the mainstream newspapers when it comes to the truth about others.

Strangling Democracy: Millions Paid to Corporate Press at the Expense of Journalism

, 13 May 2020
With Boris Johnson handing out millions of pounds of public money to subsidise a cheerleading press, Brian Cathcart says that the corruption is so brazen it takes your breath away.

The Government is Giving Away Your Money to the Mail and the Sun

, 28 April 2020
The stench of corruption could hardly be stronger, says Brian Cathcart, on the bung Boris Johnson's Government is giving to his employers in the British press.

In Asking for Public Subsidies the Press Should Live by the Rules they Apply to Harry and Meghan

, 20 April 2020
Brian Cathcart explains why the press asking for public money to help them through the Coronavirus pandemic must follow the same reasoning they applied to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The Worst of the Worst: John Whittingdale’s Return as a Media Minister

, 17 February 2020
Why the Conservative MP's return to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is a bad sign for decent journalism in this country.

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