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19 November 2013
If there is a message, I want to be off it.
Characteristically dissident remark by straight-talking nonconformist political interviewer Jeremy Paxman published in the London Daily Telegraph on 3 July 1998. The context is the intense pressure to be “on message” – that is to say, to follow the party line – placed on journalists by aggressive spin doctors seeking to stifle criticism of the authoritarian Labour Government led by the self-righteous Anthony Blurr, who was UK Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007.
You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts. For instance:
1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)
2. Partitocracy v. Democracy (20 July 2012)
3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)
4. Capitalism in practice (4 July 2012)
5.Ladder (21 June 2012)
6. A tale of two cities (1) (6 June 2012)
7. A tale of two cities (2) (7 June 2012)
8. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)
Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.