The Media & The Olympics
Senior members of the IOC have been in London today giving a final inspection of facilities prior to the Olympics.
Jacques Rogge (the head of the IOC) said that London 2012 was on track in delivering a legacy. Oh sure a hefty tax bill & a lot of white elephants.
I've noticed recently that when it comes to the Olympics the media hasn't been reflecting differing opinions as it often does with other issues.
You hear plenty of enthusiasm for London hosting the Olympics but you don't hear from anybody who objects to London hosting the Olympics & the consequence of London 2012.
we still do have a fairly free press in this country & though you might not hear opinions from what some people would describe as from the political fringe (such as anarchists). You will usually hear differing opinions on any one issue at least with the broadcast media in this country, with the exception of the Olympics.
Okay mainstream media is owned by corporate interests & the Olympics are a corporatist gang bang so its in the interests of corporate media to big up the the Olympics; but even so I'm surprised they still haven't wheeled anybody opposing London hosting the Olympics with the agenda of somehow making them look stupid to big up the Olympics. What I'm saying is that there has been no debate at all in regards to London hosting the Olympics & that is troubling.
Its not good for democracy when you hear no opposition to whatever the government is instituting which is what having a free press is suppose to assist with doing