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COMMENT | Who is leading who in the news?

COMMENT | The ongoing gutter politics reminds me of Howard Beale’s (Peter Finch) visceral rage in a 1976 classic, “Network”.

“I don’t have to tell you things are bad,” the fictional news anchor bellowed.

“Everybody knows things are bad… I don’t want you to protest. I don’t want you to riot - I don’t want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn’t know what to tell you to write…

“All I know is that first, you’ve got to get mad… I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it and stick your head out, and yell, ‘I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore’.”

Yes, we will not take any more hogwash from the zealots. Journalists should start to put a sock in it. But I do acknowledge it is not easy.

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