Stenographers to Power



“The weekly compendium of articles and analyses of global affairs from Britain’s liberal Guardian newspaper has long been regarded as an antidote to government controlled, spun and inept local media. Nelson Mandela, when he was held in South Africa’s Pollsmor Prison, referred to the Weekly Guardian as a ‘window on the wider world.’
“But is it really appropriate to compare the United States in 2004 with a warped media market like South Africa during apartheid days?
“Actually, the comparison may be a bit unfair to South African media in the apartheid era—when many courageous journalists struggled to speak truth to power.” - full text