Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer leaves Lambeth Palace following a press conference in London, Britain | SIMON DAWSON
I touched upon the news and media coverage of Covid-19 in a column of mine a short time ago. What I really meant of course was the coverage in the British or English language press; however Spanish, German and friends of other nationalities knowing what I do - have not been slow in voicing an opinion of how their media outlets have been reporting the pandemic. Shall we say that nobody who has approached me on the subject has had a good word to say about how it is being reported in their own national or regional news media, which perhaps shouldn’t surprise anyone I suppose? The truth is nobody ever appreciates the way that bad news is relayed to them. And with the current climate of widespread confusion infused with a certain amount of alarm, it is perhaps hardly surprising that the bearers of bad tidings are being so roundly criticised by the public. But, is there more to it that just that?