The press is dissected in this entertaining interview by John Cleese of Graham Johnson and John Ford, tabloid journalists. There is only one line and one story allowed. All the questions are directed to reinforce the chosen line.
“Fake news” was made identifiable by Donald Trump, says Graham Johnson. Stories are made up, and the penalty for failing to do so is to be fired. It is that simple.
For evident reasons, trust in British journalism is especially low. See
for a comparison of the level of trust in media across countries. It proved impossible to block and copy.