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Monday, April 04, 2005

'New fundamentalism sweeping media'
 
"Television network executives and editors are trying to follow the audience rather than lead the audience."
 Manish Chand
Indo-Asian News Service


New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Dissent is slowly dying in mainstream media, which has become increasingly hostage to market forces and narrow patriotic sentiments, especially in the US, says media guru and culture critic Stuart Allan.

This new culture of media fundamentalism, which came to the fore during reporting on the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in the US, continues to be the dominant trend, Allan told IANS in an interview here.

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