In 33 seconds video Tony Blair tells it like it is: media & politicians relationship

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4th August 2011

Recent SkyNews interview

Tony Blair – Politicians & Media Bound To Have Relationships – NOTW Phone Hacking *NEW*

“For any political leader who’s been operating in Britain in the last 30/40 years the power of the media is such you can’t not have a relationship with people who are major and powerful media people. And by the way that’s not limited to News International. There is this slight sense in the UK where it’s all about Rupert Murdoch and News International. That’s true of any of the major media outlets.  So I think you’re bound to have a relationship, but I think it’s a lot easier to have the right type of relationship and a healthy one if it’s clear that there is a real distinction between news reporting and commentary.”

[Please note: I have added the emphasis where he places it.]

His last sentence above sums up the reason this blog is still up and running. Today there is NO such distinction. Opinion is accepted as fact. That was true even before the We All Knowers & the even more knowing We All NOW Knowers got going and knowing on their know-all blogs, tweets and Facebook opining platforms. But I’m sure you know that.

Source – YouTube/NOTWPhoneHacking

Here in a longer interview (8m+) on Good Morning on the launch of his memoirs he refers to the power of the press to distort, right from the start. And at 1:50 “the newspapers can create moods – drive people out and so on”

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