John Oliver: who’s more corrupt, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? (video)

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John Oliver gives a 20 minute forensic examination of Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s scandals that have dominated headlines during the 2016 election. For him, one of them is “quantifiably worse.” “The point is, this campaign has been dominated by scandals, … Continue reading

Trump watch 8: Skittles, body doubles and debate low bars (Bee, Noah, Colbert and Maher) (video)

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Here it is, just ahead of tonight’s first Presidential debate, your weekly selection of racism, misogyny, and homophobia from Donald Trump, his campaign and his supporters – plus this week’s Real Time with Bill Maher panel on profiling Muslims, police … Continue reading

Social media is changing the face of politics – and it’s not good news (video)

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Most people across the developed world still get most of their news via television – and traditional news brands, produced by journalists, still top the rankings for the most read news on the internet. But a growing number of people … Continue reading

Trump watch 7: an unhealthy dose of the deplorables (Maher, Colbert, Bee and Noah) (video)

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Has there ever been a presidential campaign so awash with lies and bigotry? No one seems to know or care – certainly not the supine media that appears to lap-up Trump’s misogyny, racism and utter bulls*t every single day with … Continue reading

The Battle for Labour: Is the Party Over? (video)

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Last night saw an unusual broadcast media double from the BBC’s Panorama and Channel 4’s Dispatches teams – two documentaries, both predicting the death of the Labour party, on the same night and almost the same time. Here are both … Continue reading

Trump watch 6: “I have a secret plan for ISIS, believe me” (video)

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I’m still playing catch-up with everything in the world of Trump and Democalypse 2016 plus I am going back to school today – talk about making a rod for my own back… Here is last week’s Trump watch collection and, … Continue reading

Samantha Bee takes down US media faux objectivity and Trump campaign lies (video)

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There is little doubt that the result of the EU referendum is nothing short of a catastrophe for the future economic security of the UK. Of course, any objective observer of the period leading to the vote may not have been … Continue reading

Trump watch 4 and 5: What Donald did on my holidays (video)

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Taking time off while the Trump campaign is in full-swing means catching-up is a massively time-consuming exercise, but always an amusing one. From Rudy Giuliani in drag to Trump asking minority voters who he has racially abused to vote for him because … Continue reading

President Trump: can he really win? (Dispatches documentary video)

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“Donald Trump versus Hilary Clinton is on. It’s shaping up to be the most vicious, divisive election in living memory. Continuing to stoke outrage and controversy and behind in the polls Matt Frei asks if Donald Trump can really make … Continue reading

Trump watch: surrogates, extreme vetting, and John Oliver has some advice for Donald Trump (video)

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Is there a job worse than being a surrogate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump? Trevor Noah doesn’t think so. On last Monday’s episode of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show, Noah expressed heartfelt sympathy for the people whose job is … Continue reading

John Oliver signs-up to be a Trump “election observer” (video)

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Recapping another week in the life of the ever-pivoting Donald Trump campaign, HBO’s John Oliver pointed out that last week was definitely supposed to belong to the GOP presidential nominee. “This was the 53rd consecutive week he was going to … Continue reading

Trump watch: tax cuts for the rich, gerrymandering, death threats and morons with Trevor Noah and Larry Wilmore (video)

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It seems not a day goes by without another Trump furore (I’d have called them “gaffes” but it seems, in spite of the facts, he actually believes the bile and comically naïve bullsh*t that he spews). From apparently inviting his gun … Continue reading

Nigel Farage’s school friend exposes Britain’s ‘Little Hitler’ (video)

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One of Nigel Farage’s school friends has written an open letter about Farage’s schoolboy fascism, and it is damning. “Dear Nigel, I won’t give my name – my family isn’t even aware I’m writing this and I wish to protect … Continue reading

Trump watch: veterans, draft dodging, nukes, and babygate (Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and Bill Maher video)

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There is no denying that last week was a tough one for Donald Trump’s campaign to be the next Republican president – albeit that the wounds suffered were wholly of Trump’s own making. Between stirring up racial tensions, exposing a penchant … Continue reading

North Carolina voter ID laws, RNC and DNC review with John Oliver (video)

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“Last week was a historic week for voter ID laws, as many of the most prohibitive and baldly racist among them were struck down, which was particularly significant in North Carolina. For those of us who were unaware of just … Continue reading