Steven Barnett’s comments are particularly interesting on the role of new media. it suggests that the dominance of the right is also being reflected on line and the danger that internet will just be the Left talking to the Left and the Right talking to the Right. The hoped for on line balance against traditional media may still be a long way ahead.
Barack Obama’s hugely experienced aide David Axelrod – who advised Ed Miliband on his campaign – was unequivocal about the press hostility which he faced in the run-up to this election: “I’ve worked in aggressive media environments before but not this partisan.”
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No wonder the Tories want to have a go at the BBC, when they are used to Rupert Murdoch’s idea of respectful balance !!