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  • you started speaking about this a few years ago on by calling out the the UK Press here.

  • But the reaction, you know, it wasn't a great reaction from the media.

  • They didn't necessarily agree with you that you made them feel very uncomfortable when you did that.

  • Well, I don't know what they do if if you criticize them is they try to stop you of oxygen.

  • Did you see what I mean?

  • There won't actually take place in a debate.

  • I mean, the first time I ever noticed this, I saw the way the press was going, and I can't remember what year it was, but it was probably early eighties on.

  • I remember I was doing a Michael Aspell show with a very strange combination.

  • Norman Tebbit and Julio Iglesias on.

  • At some point, I spoke out against the press and I said I thought they were nasty and that they were not running proper stories anymore and that they weren't really working hard and checking their facts.

  • And it was the first time I'd ever said anything that and, you know, I got a big round a round of applause from the audience, and it quite surprised me.

  • So I watched the show a couple of days later when it was actually, uh, what's wrong, transmitted on.

  • We got to that bit and they cut it out.

  • The television company didn't want to annoy the newspapers, and you begin to realize they're very powerful.

  • They can hurt people's incomes.

  • You see one of the reasons I speak out about them.

  • Of course, as I own most of my money abroad, well, they'll do absolutely everything in their power to cut you off financially.

  • First of all, they starve you of oxygen.

  • And then, if you, for example, compare the reviews of my books around the world, you know Canada, America, Australia, Northern Europe, all these places and compare them with the reviews in the mail.

  • The Telegraph in the Spectator You think they were talking about different books?

  • Wow, E mean, the telegraph critic who was the number two music critic, says there's not a chuckle in it.

  • And several papers say just hilarious fall about funny Why?

  • And the answer is the word has been passed down.

  • Give a bad review that this person, because he criticizes the press and so I I hardly trust them a tall.

  • I trust the BBC.

  • I'm doing Radio four or something like that.

  • That's fine.

  • But I wouldn't give interviews to the press.

  • I would write a piece for them, but I wouldn't allow them to edit it because they have no scruples.

  • They're completely unfair in their editing, and they'll take anything out.

  • For example, I went on television once with Emily made Klis to talk about the fact that the European Broadcasting Union has had a poll off every European country.

  • They'd asked 1000 people in each country about the printed press and said, Do you trust it?

  • And we came last.

  • We came last in Europe on We have come last in nine of the last 10 years.

  • Brand.

  • Did you ever read about that?

  • I heard you talk about that, and I was.

  • I was shocked.

  • I didn't think confidence was that low in this country with the press.

  • Most of my friends now say that they don't read any newspaper.

  • It all right?

  • Don't trust that, you know, because it's someone else's narrative, someone else's agenda.

  • And it's not just, I mean, you know, that I just noticed in the last few days in in some of the right wing papers, I mean most interviews or rather, pieces more supportive of Trump.

  • You know, at this point, where is that coming from?

  • Well, certainly in Sunday times, it's coming from Myrdal.

  • Murdoch's making a fortune on absolute fortune out of providing television for people who are not really educators and who have very few information there.

  • WASA Poll Admittedly, it was some years ago that showed that people who watched Fox Fox pox television well, that's what informed than people who didn't march television it all, which is kind of funny, but I don't trust any, even there in it for the money, and they're in it for the power.

  • And if I criticize them, then they ought still, if they put their readership first, to let their readers know now and again what's being said.

  • But they'd rather be powerful than serve their readers, so they would just start me of oxygen.

  • That's why there's hardly being a review of the creativity book so far, and it has been very warmly spoken on a lot of places.

you started speaking about this a few years ago on by calling out the the UK Press here.

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PRESS ISSUES: What Happens If You Try To Criticise The Press & Why I Don't Trust Them - John Cleese

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