If I ruled the world: Arianna Huffington

Objectivity is overrated. We need media that take sides and call leaders to account. And we all need to spend less time online

By Arianna Huffington   179

If I ruled the world, my first goal would be to make it easier to cut through to the facts. At the moment, we are all drowning in spin, smokescreens and lies. Those who perpetrated the two biggest policy disasters of the past ten years—the Iraq war and the financial crisis—could not have pulled their work off without a lack of transparency. So greater transparency would be at the top of my agenda.

Take WikiLeaks. Too much of the coverage has been “meta”—focusing on questions about whether the leaks were justified—while too little has dealt with what has actually been…

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