Wednesday, July 14, 2004

News Management

When a couple of dozen drunken yobs have a punch up in Portugal it is blazed all over the front pages of our newspapers. When over 800 troops suppress a major riot involving thousands of people in Belfast as the bowler hatted bigots assert their democratic right to intimidate Irish catholics... its mostly tucked away on the inside of the broadsheets and ignored by the tabloids. Obviously the attraction of the bars of the Algarve proved more popular than a pint of the black stuff.