"Ease of communication and a generous democratic impulse mean that information originally designed for decision makers, now gets routinely sent via the media to very large numbers of people. It is as if a dossier, with the latest news from Kiev, which might properly arrive on the desk of a minister has accidentally been delivered to the wrong address and ends up on the breakfast table of a librarian in Colchester or an electrician in Pitlochry. But the librarian or electrician might quite reasonably turn round and politely point out that they can’t do anything with this knowledge and that, surely, the files have come to them by mistake. They don’t, but only because habit has closed our eyes to the underlying strangeness of the phenomenon."
Fully agree. The same people who will stay educated and informed about the latest developments overseas or in the poliics of another country have no idea who their city councillors are. This is why I think more people should follow local news. Unlike most of what we get, it has a direct impact on your life, and you can make decisions and changes based on it.