Charles Moore explains the difference between the news choices made by national and local papers

Charles Moore

Here’s Charles Moore, former Editor of The Daily Telegraph, on good news:

It is striking how differently the local media approach this subject than do the national. Local papers and broadcasters are unashamedly on the side of the areas they serve. Of course they relish scandals, but they also delight in successes. At flower and dog shows, if local papers are to be believed, rain always “fails to dampen the spirits”. National papers only really get interested when every exhibit is swept away in a tidal wave or, as happened recently at a dog show in Kent, people start punching one another.

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