The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Saturday, July 09, 2005
No British media meltdown following London terror
My impression is that of a generally measured response.
The contrast is with the death of Princess Diana, following which almost all of the media lost its water, providing positive feedback to the howl-around of public hysteria. A truly frightening lurch towards a Hobbesian state of nature.
It almost felt like we were one plebiscite away from a Blair dictatorship on the Primo de Rivera model. (We weren't, of course. But I refuse to believe that the thought never crossed his mind.)
So - this time - credit where credit is due.
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