Jul 27, 2001

article from MEDIA CHANNEL:
t was somehow symbolic that the Genoa events took place in a country now led by right-wing media mogul Silvio Berlusconi, a man who has built an empire by using media to promote his own views. I was not surprised when The New York Post, owned by fellow mogul Rupert Murdoch, carried a prominent column by Rod Dreher (dreher@nypost.com) in its Sunday paper saying that the dead Italian activist Carlo Giuliani "deserved what he got." You expect this from the tabloid press, but unfortunately tabloid values are infiltrating so much of the media. Imagine how much attention the story would have received if Chandra Levy, the current darling of U.S. TV coverage, had been on the barricades in Genoa.

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