Newspapers vs. Iron Lady
Apparently the President said something the other day about being angry at some newspapers for irresponsible reporting, and called for the creation of some kind of watchdog group to monitor their behavior. For better or for worse, the newspapers are treating her words as a grave threat, not least because they’re used to Taylor and his predecessors, who controlled the media with violence and intimidation. I would never advocate for any government doing anything to censor or control the media, outside of a well-crafted slander law. But some of the newspapers here are really painful to read, just pay-to-play hatchet jobs.