Sunday, 1 November 2015
Canada readers revolt against right-wing press
Could this be a sign of a future issue for the British press? The left-wing (relatively!) opposition have just won an election despite the Press overwhelmingly urging support for the right-wing incumbents. It's been clear that this direction has been ordered by the owners.
The public outpouring of anger and disillusionment on social media does not augur well for the prospects of the printed press.
First past the post may frustrate the prospects of Corbyn's more socialist Labour and potential allies such as the Greens who (like UKIP, and the Lib Dems to a degree) gained millions of votes but minimal seats, but there certainly seems a surge of radicalism amongst the young at least - a readership that the press are failing to attract.
Whether we see anything like this in the UK or not, the article is an interesting, clear summary of how another major press (mal)functions.