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The UK press is reducing Brexit to a crude soap opera, ignoring the real story | Owen Jones

11 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Britain is on the brink of devastating upheaval - its media should focus on explanation and scrutiny, not personalities and gossip A healthy democracy depends on an active citizenry which is able to make informed decisions. That is, in theory, the role of the fourth estate: to help the public understand their own society and the world around them, to hold the powerful to account and to challenge myths and expose uncomfortable truths. You do not need to be a long-time critic of the British media ecosystem to see those basic functions are not being satisfied when it comes to Boris Johnson's...
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