The European Court of Human Rights could be greenlighting the kind of political advertising that the United States has grown used to. Russ Taylor at Ofcomwatch alerted me to the ruling. My caveats? The Government doesn’t want it Newspapers don’t want it Political parties can’t afford it.
House of Lords
A while back, Clay Shirky (Gin, Television and Social Surplus) invoked 18C England in arguing that gin was the enabling — and stupefying — technology of rapid urbanisation. Television, he argued, played the same role in — presumably, he doesn’t really elaborate — the suburbanisation of the US in the second half of the 20C. […]