Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The British media's role in sacking Berlusconi

The First Post has an interesting item today on the shameful role some of the British media played in Silvio Berlusconi's recent election loss in Italy.

In refusing Berlusconi a third term as Prime Minister of Italy, the Italian voters took another lurch to the left by electing instead Romano Prodi. And Nicholas Farrell asserts that portions of the British press share in the blame.

Mr. Farrell says of The Economist, Guardian, Times, Financial Times, Spectator and Daily Telegraph:
Even the ludicrous Romano Prodi, they said, would do a better job. They swallowed hook, line and sinker the false propaganda of the regime that controls not just the media but the culture in Italy - not Berlusconi, but the Left.
Interesting read.

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