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Complaining about the media is a pastime in many places - they're too powerful, dishonest, biased or sensational. All probably true.

But it's a reality that we get the media we deserve. For example, each day millions of people, millions of 'us', buy newspapers. This earns them revenue both through sales and advertising. And that endorses the product. If we're really unhappy, why do we...

Post date: 7 years 16 weeks ago
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2.4 million people in the UK underpaid tax due to errors in the PAYE tax system.  The cause; computer software problems and failures by tax officials.  The news that 1.4 million of those people owed an average of £1,428 became an instant story.

At 9am the civil servant in charge of tax, Dave Hartnett told BBC radio: "I'm not sure I see a need to apologise...

Post date: 7 years 19 weeks ago