An angry study of the UK media campaign of distortion and lies against miners during the great strike of 1984-5, written by one of the participants. Author Dave Douglass Copied to clipboard Files lies-miners.pdf (1.16 MB) strikes journalism mining United Kingdom newspapers coal Dave Douglass Miners strike 1984-85 PDF Comments Did you seriously expect the Did you seriously expect the State-controlled media to tell you the truth about any workers dispute? Norman Young wrote: Did you Norman Young Did you seriously expect the State-controlled media to tell you the truth about any workers dispute? Who is the "you" you are referring to here? Knowing a bit about the author, I would think that he would expect the state or privately owned media to lie. However, that doesn't mean it's not worth putting together evidence exposing the lies, especially as many people (most?) generally believe what the press says.