Indefensible Opinions/ Unsolicited Rants
Michael- This was more productive than the 'Supercommittee' because it took so little time to discover its uselessness.Mike-what's your measure on this?: "NRC Handelsblad is arguably the most respected newspaper in the Netherlands. Hans Moll was an editor there for twenty years. He is now retired, and has a few things to say about what he experienced there."In his new book, Verzwijgen als of het gedrunkt staat, of Hoe de nuance verdween: NRC Handelsblad over Israël, de Islam en het integratiedebat (How the Nuance Vanished: NRC Handelsblad on Israel, Islam, and the Integration Debate), Moll provides a very valuable document of our time: an insider look at the kind of day-to-day reportorial and editorial decision-making, in matters big and small, that leads a newspaper to convey a less than objective view of the world." (more)...Do you think it will grow any legs in your neighborhood?
Larry,sorry for the late response. It's completely correct. Even though it's a Dutch newspaper, it is well known here. For a long time it had a reputation for being center right but indeed, since a decade or so, it has made a turn to the left.And an interesting thing to note is that the editor-in-chief of Belgium's 'top' newspaper, Peter Vandermeersch, this very year was hired by NRC to be THEIR editor-in-chief. So... I don't see things getting better there.Even so, The Netherlands DO have a freer and politically more diverse offer on newspapers. E.g. there's De Telegraaf, which has quite some standing and which is decidedly center-right.Nothing of the kind in Belgium.
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