Tag Archives: MSM

Hot And Cold Potatoes

I was rather struck by something in a comment by Jax, written in response to something I’d written: I’ve never really understood why first David Cameron and then Theresa May have continued to support a smoking ban that most Conservative … Continue reading

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Somebody Else’s Country

I was reading a week or two back that, over 2000 years since the event, archaeologists had discovered the site of Julius Caesar’s Roman invasion of Britain, at Ebbsfleet on the Isle of Thanet in 55 BC. Caesar didn’t stay … Continue reading

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The Spiral Of Silence

Hat tip to Tony for drawing attention to The Spiral Of Silence. “It has long been established that when people are surrounded by those who are likely to disagree with their opinion, they are more likely to self-censor.” These findings … Continue reading

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Fake News

I’m looking after my brother’s house and cat for a few days this week, and so getting a reminder of what TV is like. As far as I could see, it was mostly quiz shows, Celebrity Come Dancing, and something … Continue reading

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The Problem Of Fake News

For the past few days I’ve been considering two events that happened almost simultaneously, on 1 October 2017: the Las Vegas shooting and the Catalan referendum. I’m now wondering whether both of them were fake news events, and didn’t happen. … Continue reading

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The Invisible Bottom Layer Of Society

Events like Las Vegas are like stones thrown into a pond. They make waves. It was the same with the Bataclan massacre in Paris. Or 9/11. Or the JFK assassination. For days (and weeks, and years) people wonder what happened. … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Online Media

I can’t help but think that Kim Jong Un is doing Donald Trump a great favour by threatening to launch nukes at Guam. Because by so doing he’s promoted himself to become US Public Enemy Number One. And in doing … Continue reading

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