Sunday, 4 September 2011

(Νεο)Ελληνική δημοσιογραφία. Για γέλια (και για κλάματα)

Το είδα στο twitter πριν μερικές μέρες, αλλά μόλις σήμερα είχα την ευκαιρία να διαβάσω. Ένα έγγραφο της αμερικάνικης κυβέρνησης προς την αμερικάνικη πρεσβεία, για το πως πρέπει οι Αμερικανοί να αντιμετωπίζουνε τα ΜΜΕ της Ελλάδος. Διέρρευσε στο wikileaks. Κανείς δε θα μπορούσε να τα πει καλύτερα, αν και σε κάποια μέρη διαφωνώ. Μερικά πολύ ενδιαφέροντα σημεία.

"With the founding of the modern Greek state, the tradition was established of blaming an outside power (first the Great Powers and then the U.S.) for all ills that befell Greece."

"Because there are no subscriptions or home deliveries in Greece, newspapers have to sell themselves from newsstands by grabbing the attention of the casual passerby. This means that even the occasional calm and partially accurate story will have a misleading or untrue headline that often has nothing to do with the story."

"The Greek media increasingly devote more column inches and minutes to the daily problems of the average Greek, the private lives of politicians, entertainment, and sports than to foreign issues. Greece's membership in the U.N. Security Council has
received limited coverage, while analysis of European Union decisions is scarce. Major international events get extensive coverage but only via international networks and wire services. The reasons for the sparse coverage of major global developments include Greek ethnocentricity, the unwillingness of media owners to promote the current government's achievements, and the lack of robust Greek
leadership in the international arena."

"The Greek term "interwoven interests" refers specifically and exclusively to the web of relationships among the media, business, and government. The current Minister of the Merchant Marine commented recently that the government is a puppet that performs at the whim of the interwoven interests. (His comment amused neither
the press magnates nor the Prime Minister, but he has somehow held onto his job.) The relationships are more complicated and incestuous than those among the gods, the demigods, and the human beings of Greek myth."

"Finally, Greek public opinion thrives today, as it did in 800 B.C., on myths,
scapegoats, and conspiracy theories, with the U.S. portrayed as the "Planetary Ruler" who is to blame for Greece's domestic troubles and for its lack of stature in the international arena."

LOL, τρελλό χώσιμο, πραγματικά αξίζει να διαβαστεί ολόκληρο.


pinelopi said...

Για πόσο μ@@@@@@@ μας έχουν...;

Panos Konstantinidis said...

Για πολύ Πηνελόπη.