Notepad on Life

November 9, 2011

Distinct lack of Star quality

Filed under: Journalism — - @ 7:56 am
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Morning Star (UK newspaper)

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Good to see the Morning Star pushing forward the boundaries of quality journalism yesterday.

Their front page banner headline, on view for all to see at newsstands around the country – CITY KNOWS IT’S TAKING THE PISS.

That’s it, is it? The sum total of the Star brains trust’s command of the English language?

And there I was thinking that what separates professional writers from the man in the street is that they take the trouble to convey anger in intelligent prose while Joe Public merely reaches for the first expletive to come to mind.

I know the Internet is supposed to have made everyone a journalist but I had no idea just how much the divide has narrowed.

And how counter-productive for a newspaper with the Morning Star‘s politics. I’m trying to think of a more emphatic way in which its editorial staff could have made themselves look like peasants. But I’m struggling.

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