Sunday, 1 July 2012

Kingsley Martin's 1930 The Influence of the Press

In April 1930, the Political Quarterly published 'The Influence of the Press' by Kingsley Martin which you can read here.  He writes:

'Fear is the easiest of all motives to exploit in the popular Press, and if Lord Rothermere and Lord Beaverbrook play a considerable part in the next election, it will be by stampeding the middle classes with the bogy of Russian propaganda or the menace of socialistic taxation. It will not be by creating new policy.'