Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Living history

I suppose, in a sense, we should be grateful, having been offered such clear evidence of the decay of the train wreck they call the media – alongside a fine illustration of the power of the narrative.

Thus do we have the Daily Wail blathering about David Cameron's "historic veto", the Independent has Clegg calling for the EU to "bypass Cameron's veto", and the Financial Times reports him as seeing the "EU veto as 'temporary'".

Somewhat down market, the Express tells us that Clegg is plotting "to sink David Cameron EU treaty veto". Even further down the food chain, the Mirror has the Lib-dim leader mocking the veto, while The Sun has Nick Clegg the "traitor" for declaring that Britain "must back the treaty David Cameron vetoed last month".

If it wasn't so serious, it would be hilarious – but at least we do have that compensation of seeing the MSM getting it so spectacularly wrong. The media is devalued coin, not able even to report with accuracy the very basics of EU politics.