Archive for January, 2006

  • Unbalanced Presentation of Political Subjects in the Media!

    on Jan 31, 06 • in Media Monitoring

    "The journalists, when reporting official information, often use the Future Unreal Conditional (would + verb), for example: The Government would have done..., The Minister would have said..., etc. This grammar is commonly used in the genre of news, to express doubt, suspicion, i.e. reservations in terms of the truthfulness of the intents presented in the official information. The use of such manipulative approachs to official information represents a deviation from the professional information standards of the media" this is one of the general conclusions of the 4th Media Mirror Report, covering the period from 28th of November until 25th of December

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