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Thread #165570 Message #4009668
Posted By: Stanron
19-Sep-19 - 08:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
The idea that Boris 'lied' about the press is ludicrous. It's a matter of inaccurate definitions. The clue is in the word 'press'. You know, the Gutenberg press. The device that transferred ink from a copper plate or a reverse text composite to paper was a screw thread driven press. It became the default name for newspapers.
Cameras are 'media'. Younger generations than me might think of TV and film as press but I don't. Cameras and TV are newer versions of the press but to me they are not the same.
Johnson has spent a large part of his working life employed by the press. He looked around and saw no journalists. He said there were no press and he was right. He was right because he can tell the difference between text based press and moving visual media. Of course to be able to discern differences requires an ability to discriminate. We all know what Labour thinks about discrimination.