Tuesday, April 15, 2014

UK media ignore Guardian's Pulitzer Prize

We learned last night that the Guardian and the Washington Post have shared the Pulitzer prize for public service for their stories, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, on the US and UK governments' mass surveillance practices.

The story of the award has topped the news agenda all over the world - NYT, LA Times, The Times of Israel, Le Monde. The Times of India, even Fox News offered grudging repect whilst not missing the chance to denigrate Snowden.

In the UK the accolade has been ignored by The Times, The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, though it got coverage from the BBC, The Indpendent and the FT.

A reminder. perhaps, of the need, always, to be alert to the underlying agenda(/s), motives and values of the controlling mind(/s) of the organisations from which we source our news.

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