Media,  The Left

Standard of Journalism at New Statesman Hits All Time Low

We all know that the New Statesman has had its problems – particularly in relation to the non-recognition of the National Union of Journalists.

Perhaps they have found a solution to their problems with, you know, flesh and blood journalists.

Have a look at their “Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals” section.

Or “Automotive“.

Or, for that matter, “Food and Drink“.

Basically, they’re just reprinting press releases put out by multinational corporations, sourced from a PR aggregator.

Articles about pilgrimages, press releases from companies presented as news, and a Senior Editor who praises the Supreme Leader of Iran.

This is the twilight of a once-great socialist newspaper.