Tag Archives: MSM

Roadkill Resurrection

I used to think that the 1960s was about the most turbulent event I ever lived through. But I now think that the 2007 UK smoking ban tops that by a country mile. If nothing else, the 1960s really meant … Continue reading

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Old and New Realities

I don’t know what news to believe any more. It didn’t used to be this way. It used to be that you turned on the radio or TV and you got news out of it like you got water out … Continue reading

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Global Media Wars

There’s a rather fascinating media war being fought these days between the established mainstream “dead tree” media and rival new upstart internet media outlets. Here’s the NYT/Boston Globe laying down a barrage on upstart Infowarrior Alex Jones: Is Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Smoking Prevalence Is Rising Sharply

Via Audrey Silk, a new study: Despite a decline in cigarette smoking over the years, tobacco remains a health risk for many people, with nearly 28 percent of adults regularly using one or more of an assortment of products, according … Continue reading

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Instant Democracy

One thing about the modern world that puzzles me a lot is this: How come, given the truly astonishing communication technology we’ve got these days, that governments everywhere seem to be more and more out of touch with the people … Continue reading

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All The News That Isn’t News

These days I only ever get to occasionally watch TV at my brother’s house. And over Christmas I watched a bit. A couple of items stood out, both of them like sore thumbs, as very good reasons for not watching … Continue reading

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Can Tobacco Control Survive the Rise of Populism?

Tobacco Control has never been a popular – or populist – project. There have never been mass marches or demonstrations in favour of it. In the months preceding the 2007 UK smoking, my own personal polling of Devon pub-goers revealed … Continue reading

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