George Monbiot’s latest Comment is Free contribution is sure to spark debate.
Entitled ‘I, too, mourn good local newspapers. But this lot just aren’t worth saving’, Monbiot, apparently prompted by his local newspaper, writes:
“For many years the local press has been one of Britain’s most potent threats to democracy, championing the overdog, misrepresenting democratic choices, defending business, the police and local elites from those who seek to challenge them. Media commentators lament the death of what might have been. It bears no relationship to what is.”