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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Alcohol and Media

"In reality, we see a fairly deep-rooted decline in alcohol consumption which dates back to 2004. That's not something you see acknowledged in the media."

"With newspapers, the headline is always the same: 'Shock rise in binge drinking'. But you look at the figures, and you see alcohol sales are declining.

This BBC report contrasts falling alcohol sales with continued shock reporting rightly seeing it as part of an anti-Labour (their then Licensing Bill) bias in some papers, particularly Daily Mail

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