Mourning Has Broken on Normal Island (at Capitalism's Expense)
Coverage of the Queen’s death has led to a blanket of fealty clickbait, consigning all other news to the depths below your phone’s charging port.
If you thought Maitlis’ summary of government influence over the BBC was bad, learn that Buckingham Palace, at huge expense to the industry according to the Guardian, has arranged an industry-wide blackout on advertising following the passing of the Queen:
“The death of the Queen and coverage of her funeral will top the ranks of the most-watched broadcasts in British television history, while newspaper publishers have seen an unprecedented boost in sales as mourners seek commemorative copies. And yet the biggest national event in decades will not provide a commercial bonanza for media firms.”
It’s not just television. Across all of British commerce, advertisement of products has been put on hold.
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