The Wall Street Journal posted an interesting article on its Japan Real Time blog regarding the Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP’s) beef with broadcaster TBS, whom it accused of bias against the ruling party on its “News 11” program.

Reporter Toko Sekiguchi didn’t go into detail about the story at the heart of the LDP’s complaint, which had to do with liberalizing the electricity market. Instead, she used it as a springboard for discussing the relationship between the government and the press, which is both contentious and chummy. The points she made have been aired before, but I came away from the article with a clearer understanding of the advantage that politicians now have over journalists.

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