"The Media Class and the Political Class share identical assumptions about life and politics. They are affluent, progressive, middle and upper middle class. This triumphant metropolitan elite has complete;y lost its links with a wider civic society - farming, the professions, small business, trade unions, the shop floor, which characterised British public culture throughout the most confident period of parliamentary government during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is obvious that the politicians and the media have far more in common with each other than they do with voters, readers and the public"
Peter Oborne (2007), The triumph of the political class (P259), Simon & Schuster, London