The Guardian: Accusers and Purveyors of Fake News

Part Four— Fake News in The Guardian, Improved Journalism in General and What That Could Lead To

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Evidence of the Guardian’s complicity in Fake News

I have in the earlier three parts of this essay already given many examples of what could be considered The Guardian’s participation in producing Fake News, but I will now take this opportunity to highlight a few more examples here (some perhaps even more overt than the examples I’ve previously used) with additional comments.

Defending Status Quo

I often find that a defence of mainstream media and newspapers (including The Guardian) goes hand-in-hand with a defence of status quo. In many cases, status quo can be the most sensible, rational and beneficial optional. Status quo can often be the least damaging option. However, there are also many times when status quo is extremely damaging and when defending status quo ludicrously stretches the phrase of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” to “if it’s not entirely broken, then why fix it?” and even further to “even though it’s entirely broken, why fix it?”

From Hacked Off’s report: The Royal Charter and Political Independence

What can and should be done?

Regulation

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Essays, articles, poetry and fiction. FourFourTwo, Hobart, The Learned Pig, Alquimie, The Monarch Review, Fire & Knives, The Moth, Firewords Quarterly, etc.