Category : media

The media: celebrity witch hunters or society’s moral compass?

In a recent press conference, President-elect Donald Trump has come out vociferously, criticising the media — more specifically BuzzFeed and CNN — for their allegations that Russia may have incriminating evidence against him.   In response to these allegations, Mr…

0 Comments / 17/01/2017

Trump’s First Press Conference: Remaking America

‘Fake News’ and ‘Garbage’ were the words Donald Trump used to express his disgust at CNN’s and BuzzFeed’s blunder.   In his first press conference since July 27, the President-elect conceded that Russia was behind the hacking of some democratic…

0 Comments / 13/01/2017

Censorship: Our malevolent friend

Blood, violence, sex; give it to me neat or don’t give it at all, because a half-truth is more dangerous than a blatant lie.   It is undoubtable, as we are constantly told, that we now live in the ‘information…

0 Comments / 16/12/2016

‘Them’ and ‘Us’: A media-made image

Looking through a number of UK and US newspapers, it’s become clear that it’s now nearly imperative for the media to use premodifiers and adjectival phrases to describe anyone that’s not western … or white.  People are being characterised by the colour…

0 Comments / 05/12/2016 /

The right-wing print squad’s hatred of Britain

Arrogant and power-hungry, how the right-wing press rules Britain    In these febrile days when the American president-elect has repeatedly threatened the Fourth Estate, one might feel an instinctive urge to protect the hard-won freedom of the press.  It is…

0 Comments / 21/11/2016