Tag Archives: media

Pop News

I must say that when someone posted a comment here a few days ago with the Canning Town video, I didn’t know what it was about. It looked to me like I was watching some politician being pulled off a … Continue reading

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Supply and Demand

I stopped watching TV after the UK smoking ban, because nobody smoked on TV, and nobody spoke up for smokers on TV. On TV I saw depicted a world to which I didn’t belong, and to which I didn’t want … Continue reading

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The Dying Mainstream Media

A couple of bits of news. First, in the UK: …record numbers of people are already abandoning the BBC, either giving up television altogether or migrating to more modern streaming services like Netflix and others, which offer a range of … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like Personal Experience

I wrote yesterday that I thought that mandatory restrictions on the size of food portions would trigger a social uprising of a kind that didn’t happen with smoking restrictions and smoking bans. And this was because, while smoking bans only … Continue reading

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Internecine Media War

Guardian: Alex Jones, the American conspiracy theorist who runs the InfoWars website, has been suspended from Facebook for bullying and hate speech. The suspension will last for 30 days, and affects only Jones’s personal account on the social network, not the main … Continue reading

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Failing Social Engineering Programmes

Antismoking campaigns are social engineering programmes. But they are just one of many such social engineering programmes. We’re knee deep in programmes of this sort. Anti-obesity, anti-fat, ant-sugar, anti-salt are also attendant social engineering programmes. Global warming/climate change is another … Continue reading

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The Hidden Power of Smokers

Comment by MJM : Trump appealed to smoker-voters because he was NOT HILLARY. Hillary started off with banning smoking in the White House, but when she moved into government itself and pushed the creation and passage of the SCHIP tax … Continue reading

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