PizzaGate: Why do we fall for fake news? (video)


In recent weeks, the amount of online fake news that circulated during the final months of the presidential race is coming to light, a disturbing revelation that threatens to undermine the country’s democratic process. We’re already seeing some real-world consequences. … Continue reading

Trump watch 16: The birth of the Trump kleptocracy – part 2 (video)


“It’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it,” Donald Trump said back in 2000 when he was contemplating a bid that he never followed through on. And while he didn’t … Continue reading

Trump watch 15: The birth of the Trump kleptocracy? (video)


It’s been just two weeks since ‘Trump Watch 14’ during which time, of course, the Trump camp have served up outrages on an almost daily basis. From filling his own family’s coffers to using Twitter to attack the media and … Continue reading

In a post-truth election, clicks trump facts (video)


Published 26th October 2016 One thing about the 2016 presidential race is undeniable: Donald Trump has lied or misled at an unprecedented level. Over 70 percent of his statements, according to Politifact, are “mostly false,” “false” or “pants on fire … Continue reading

Trump watch 14: Reality Bites (video)


This wasn’t supposed to happen. Trump watch was supposed to be over. I don’t think I can cope with four more years of this, and from the reaction of the people featured in the following clips, at least half of … Continue reading

John Oliver calls out broadcast and social media for creating President Trump (video)


“A Klan-backed misogynist internet troll is going to be delivering the next State Of The Union address. This is not normal. It is fucked up.” John Oliver didn’t hold back as he explored the many different strands of what led … Continue reading

Trump watch 13: Trumpocalypse Now! (video)


It should come as no surprise that the FBI found no evidence of Clinton criminality in the Weiner emails just as it is unsurprising that the whole invented sideshow likely cost her votes. Cause and effect definitely *not* totally clear, … 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 8: Skittles, body doubles and debate low bars (Bee, Noah, Colbert and Maher) (video)


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

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


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

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

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


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

DNC in Philly day four: Hillary bites back with Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah & Bill Maher (video)


“Last Thursday night, Hillary Clinton officially became the first woman to accept a major party’s nomination to run for president. After her speech closed the final night of the Democratic National Convention, the world of late-night TV comedy swung into … Continue reading

DNC in Philly day three: Obama, Biden and Trump invites Russian hacking with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah (video)


“Stephen Colbert continued his live shows tied to the Republican and Democratic conventions with DNC programs last week. But one thing missing from last week’s episodes (apart from an appearance by Jon Stewart) was Colbert’s Colbert Report character, also named … Continue reading