The News Agenda v The Documentary Agenda

The News agenda and the Documentary agenda are completely at odds, at the moment.

The News agenda = “bush dog tony dog yobbos jihadis pandemics war crimes

Bush Dog Tony Dog

The Documentary agenda = “Ah, Britain. Glorious, glorious Britain. Great Britain. Its graceful rivers, its rolling hills, its noble coast, its rich and proud history, its traditions, and Admiral Lord Nelson! We’re all in it together. It will all work out fine.”

The Documentary agenda is playing the same role that The West Wing did during Bush’s presidency. It is the plausible – if rather more noble – counterfactual.