Re: Morning Star, Media Lens 20 years of asking difficult questions
Posted by Ian M on April 9, 2021, 9:01 pm, in reply to "Re: Morning Star, Media Lens 20 years of asking difficult questions"
'My guess is that if the Radio 4 stalwart Jeremy Hardy was still alive, he would have been a very natural ally. [...] Of the other famous satirists — those who have something to say beyond identity politics — the likes of Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci, Charlie Brooker, Josie Long, Nish Kumar, Rachel Parris, and Jo Brand have not yet crossed swords with Media Lens, but the list of potential allies still in the mainstream is vanishingly small.' |
Jo Brand?? Ridiculous, all of these firmly embedded in the establishment. Even Jeremy Hardy knew his place and never ventured too far beyond the Safe Space of the beeb (I'll give him credit for the Israel documentary). The others don't even pretend to get into serious politics or structural understandings of power, and they would never mention those who do except to piss on them from their window in the corp media fortress. The only ones I can think of with any kind of mainstream exposure were Rory Bremner w/ his Iraq war stuff, Rob Newman w/ his history of oil and sometimes Stewart Lee (though he's v much in the liberal mold and never mentions war).
ML are 'radioactive' like Chomsky. Nobody with a desire for mainstream success will touch them with a 100ft bargepole. This shows they have done their work well.
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