Sir, I must take issue with you here. First America is different from the UK in many ways. The most important is that America is a republic not a democracy, wait you have a representative government as well don’t you? One of your ministers is a former customer of mine. I sold him a house in Florida. We had some great discussions on the differences between our two countries. Grant it I have only spoken to one MP but he seemed good enough for a Tory. Hoped I spelled that correctly.
Sure, but the fact that you are a republic doesn't neccisarily mean you do not practice a representative form of democracy.
There are some differences naturally between the UK and the US, your secular for one and another is as we have already mentioned you have no monarchy. Yet we still have a similar notion of voting for those of whom, to some extent at least, we want in power.
My point is that we are no longer in the era of divine right, and that even if its just in theory, the (re)public choose itself whom governs it.
On a side note, i was raised in North East England, an area devestated under Tory leadership. So their not my favourite party, to say the least, that isn't to say that they haven't come along way since those days.
To the person that said the Scotteh did not bring up CBS or other liberal media, it may be because he does not get those shows. Last time I was in the UK they only had 4 channels. BBC 1 through 4 I am sure they have more now but they are still controlled by the government. Do they still have a TV tax?
Yes we do, i remember in my student days of hearing of stories of people throwing their TV out of the window when the inland revenue came a knocking . We do not unfortunatley get the likes of CBS, thats not say i haven't seen video footage of it or during my study of American media come across it. Again this article could be about any news outlet that tries to mislead people on their subjectivity of articles they cover.
In the UK they have strict laws for presenters, we call them anchormen or hosts, and they are not allowed any comment on the news good or bad. For our cousin across the pond the fact that anyone on a news program stating opinion is criminal because in his country it is criminal.
Quite true, much to the dismay of Mr Murdoch, .