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How Newspaper Lies Led to Brexit

Whenever I queue up to pay for my groceries in the Co-Op, I glance at the newspaper front pages, where I am regularly enraged at what I see spewed out by rags like the Daily Mail and The Express. I don't see how they have any right whatsoever to print the garbage they spew. I don't think I'm alone in that though: I just came across this short lecture by Jon Danzig, and old though it may be, certainly thought it worth flagging up. Danzig frames the issue well, describing how those papers frequently distort the truth but are allowed to get away with this because - get this - their editors are members of the press complaints commission. Either that or they find a way around the rules to spread their xenophobic bullshit. It really is a sickening state of affairs, but as Danzig points out, it was through such lies that 52% of us were manipulated into voting for Brexit. By the same token, it is only through work such as Danzig's, only through pointing out how people are being manipulated by such right wing rags, that we can ever hope to undo the increasingly catastrophic damage done last year. The truth, surely must out; dominance of the symbolic must be seized back from these lying, manipulative outists.

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