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

How easy is it to go from ‘gun idiot’ to ‘idiot with a gun’ in America? (video)


The Daily Show railed into U.S. gun culture challenging the frequently espoused talking point that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is good guys with a gun.” Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper sets out to go “from gun idiot to … Continue reading

Fox News: Ferguson riots result of “racial arsonists” stoking a victim mentality in black America (video)


The recent publication of the Department of Justice report into racism in the Ferguson police force and Fox News’ ridiculously partisan reporting of it reminded me of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s assessment of the Fox take on the riots … Continue reading

Why are there no reliable statistics for police shootings of civilians in the United States? (video)


As Officer Darren Wilson does the media circuit explaining that we should be feeling sorry for him rather than the unarmed man that he shot and killed with multiple rounds and the St. Louis prosecutor strains every sinew to ‘explain’ how … Continue reading

Killing Michael Brown: Unarmed teenager “executed” with 6 shots by Ferguson’s racist militarised police (video)


Unless you have been in a coma for the last week or so you will not have been able to miss the latest “police execution” of an African-American in the US.  This time the victim was  18-year-old Michael Brown who … Continue reading

Payday loans: under-regulated, unethical and deadly (video)


Although we were told that things would be different here, the payday loan industry in the UK has largely followed the unethical business practices of their cousins in the United States.  This means extortionate interest rates, swamping late payers with … Continue reading