June 16th, 2017


Confused Corporate Media is Broken, Doesnt Know What to Do.

Damn You Internet. Stop Changing Reality!

Corbyn-bashing 'centrist' media like the Guardian can jog right on
What we need right now is not more centrist op-eds from out-of-touch "liberal" media outlets. What we need is a shift in press so enamoured of its own interests.

What failing traditional media have lost in revenue and influence, they have certainly gained in accounts of their own decline. Such a piece last year by Guardian editor Katharine Viner was widely shared by media workers, those perplexed that no one seems to be listening to them any longer, or paying them much mind. It’s not an altogether rotten work, and it makes the important case, as others have, that diminished revenues diminish the capacity of news outlets.
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Young deeply pessimistic about social mobility, survey says
Young people are deeply pessimistic about their ability to get on in Britain's "us and them society", says social mobility tsar Alan Milburn.

He says they "increasingly feel like they are on the wrong side of a profound unfairness".

This is why, he suggests, young people turned out in record numbers to vote in the general election.

They were particularly worried about their finances, job security and housing prospects, he added.

Mr Milburn, who heads the commission that monitors progress towards improving social mobility, made the comments as he launched a new exploration of public attitudes to it.

This new Social Mobility Barometer was based on an in-depth survey of 4,723 UK adults.
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Turkey slams US arrest warrants against Erdogan guards

Ankara has attacked the US's decision to issue arrest warrants for Turkish security guards who assaulted protesters during President Erdogan's trip to Washington in May. The violence has been widely condemned.

"What kind of law is this, what kind of justice?" Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency. "If these bodyguards aren't there to protect me, why would I take them with me to America?"

He added that Turkey would fight "politically and judicially" against the warrants.

US authorities on Thursday announced arrest warrants had been issued for 12 members of Erdogan's security detail for assaulting protesters in Washington last month. The men, all Turkish citizens, include nine security guards and three police officers.

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