Tag Archives: MSM

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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Toad Island

H/T Rose for the news that the Abhorrent Toad has been complaining about smoking on the reality TV show Love Island. In its letter to Ofcom, seen by the Observer, Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Ash, said: “I consider it reasonable … Continue reading

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It’s Not A Free Country Any More

I bought a Guardian on Saturday. It cost £2.90. I bought it on the off chance that I might have been quoted inside it. A Guardian editor had contacted me a couple of days before. She wanted to know if … Continue reading

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All Tomorrow’s Parties

I drank an entire bottle of champagne last night. And I had two or three whisky chasers as well. So I was feeling a bit furry this morning. And actually I’m still feeling a bit furry. It’s all a bit … Continue reading

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Building A Bitter World

I had an email from a Guardian editor yesterday in response to my completion of their questionnaire about the smoking ban. She wanted to “confirm that you would still like to use the name in your submission if it is … Continue reading

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