“An obsession with breaking news has crowded out memory and background research. Flood victims ask why this keeps happening to them – but ministers simply respond with statistics that their interviewers have not been briefed about. No interviewer asks ministers why they have ignored the , because they don’t know that the Pitt review ever existed.”
“If much of the media is bereft of the information that can hold the government to account, then don’t be surprised when people elect governments that ignore experts.”
SOURCE: mainly macro – Read entire story here.