Manchester bombing: don’t blame the New York Times for printing leaked information (video)


An editor’s first instinct is always to publish. And the news executives at the New York Times will not have had to think too long and hard about the ethical issues when images from the investigation into the Manchester bombing … Continue reading

Trump watch 10: VP debate, taxes and pussygate (Bee, Noah, Colbert and Maher) (video)


Remember a time, barely a week ago, when we all thought that the fact Trump had not paid any federal income tax for almost two decades might be the issue that would finally hole the Trump steamer below the waterline? Oh, … Continue reading

Trump watch 9: Trump’s big debate fail and excuses, excuses, excuses (Bee, Noah, Colbert and Maher) (video)


Shortly before the first Presidential debate, Politico analysed a week’s worth of Trump’s speeches and found that the Republican nominee averaged one lie every three minutes and 15 seconds. It was no surprise therefore that Trump lied his way through … Continue reading

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


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


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

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


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)


“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)


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

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


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

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


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

Fear, loathing and racism at the RNC: it’s political correctness gone mad (video)


Samantha Bee gave a grim recap of last week’s Republican National Convention. The comedian kicked off the segment with a blood-spattered montage of former presidents so appalled by the state of modern politics that they all commit suicide. Bee used … Continue reading

John Oliver on the RNC: bringing feelings to a fact fight (video)


“John Oliver returned to the late-night airwaves Sunday night following a month-long hiatus and, not surprisingly, the British comedian’s first order of business was to discuss the ongoing presidential election cycle or, as Oliver called it, the “3-D IMAX S–T-Fit … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland final day: Trumpageddon (video)


Donald Trump on Thursday night accepted the nomination of the Republican Party to be president of the scorched hellscape that is the United Yet Cowering States of America. That, at least, is the interpretation of his speech offered by the … Continue reading

Trump’s Angry America meets Brexit’s Racist Britain (video)


It is famously said that the United States and Great Britain are two nations separated by a common language, but when it comes to the vocabulary of racism it seems we are not that different at all. Of course, it … Continue reading

Bill Maher battles Frank Luntz and why are Trump’s kids running his campaign? (video)


GOP pollster Frank Luntz really set Bill Maher off on Friday, when he attacked the host for cracking jokes instead of engaging in serious discussion. Luntz kept insisting that Donald Trump is doing well, and Maher said that’s only the case “because … Continue reading