Brendan O’Neill and The Matrix

A Barclay Brothers castle, not part of the media elite?
A castle owned by the Barclay Brothers, not members of the elite according to Brendan O’Neill

Journalists and media organisations are embedded within, and influenced by, a wider matrix of relationships and associations with elite figures in politics, business and other areas of what has been called “The Establishment”. The Free Press are keen to expose the complex internal structures of this closed system and analyse the ways in which it frames what the media reports and how it is presented.

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ISSUE 4 – Emily Maitlis Shocks Journalism World With…Journalism

Emily Maitlis of BBC Newsnight

“The language around Covid-19 has sometimes felt trite and misleading. You do not survive the illness through fortitude or strength of character, whatever the Prime Minister’s colleagues will tell us.”

So said Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis in an opening monologue[1] that went viral and saw the presenter praised for her “frank takedown of the language used to talk about coronavirus”[2], her “powerful”[3] and “extraordinary”[4] intervention.

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