Seeing is believing. If you weren’t convinced yet on the subtitles of the Belgian media landscape, here is an interesting case illustrating how the same news can lead to radically different coverage.
These two articles published this morning in respectively De Tijd and L’Echo each reflect some conclusions drawn from a survey jointly conducted on a large sample of Belgians, gauging their feeling about banks 10 years after the financial crisis erupted.
Reading from the title of De Tijd’s article we get the following picture: “Majority of Belgians in favour of Belfius privatization”. As far as L’Echo’s article is concerned, the conclusion is radically different, or rather diametrically divergent: “Belgian opposed to Belfius privatization”. How baffling is this?
When communitarian dimensions intermingle with the news, this is when things start getting confusing especially if you didn’t first read the instructions on how Belgian media landscape operates.
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