Different views

Another illustration of the American media attitude. Telegraph headline on the Polish elections: “Texts fire up young Polish voters”. Guardian story: “Polish twins fear the youth verdict.

Washington post headline on their story? “Poland Vote Touches on U.S. Defense Plan”. Because hey, who cares about anything else?

However, while that makes the British press look good, its overall purpose as a propaganda tool is illustrated by the Telegraph’s website, which places the link: “Q&A on the EU Treaty” directly above the link “Write to your MP to demand a referendum”. That’s going to be a balanced assessment, then.

Funny how the press didn’t recommend a referendum on, say, the minimum wage, isn’t it? And the lesson is: if you’re a journalist, referendums are only to be proposed where (a) you disagree with the Government and (b) you think you can scare people into agreeing with you.