By: Ivor Gaber, University of Sussex My entry for the prize for the most unsurprising allegation of 2015 was the uncannily similar complaints that emanated from a number of Conservative MPs who claimed that the BBC’s reporting of the general … Continue reading
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Judith Miller’s Iraq war apologia ripped to shreds by Jon Stewart and Bill Maher (video)
“All journalists are manipulated and all politicians lie.” It would take an Olympian level of mental gymnastics to challenge the obvious truth of Judith Miller’s proposition and, given the cynical delay of the UK’s own Chilcot inquiry and the blatant lies … Continue reading
American Sniper: psychopathic killer or patriotic hero?
American Sniper has caused a major controversy in America, with right wingers calling for the rape or death of anyone ungrateful enough to criticise the actions of its ‘hero’ Chris Kyle. The ‘war’ breaking out across social media has been exacerbated by some basic … Continue reading
The U.S. found Saddam’s WMD in 2004 but it was covered-up by the Bush administration (video)
They say that the truth will out and it appears that ‘they’ are right. Two days ago, The New York Times revealed that Saddam Hussein did indeed have weapons of mass destruction in 2003. They were discovered by American troops in … Continue reading
Home Office claim that the Leon Brittan paedophile dossier has been “lost” is not credible (video)
In 2012 when the British media was tying itself up in knots about the unproven accusations against Lord McAlpine regarding the Bryn Estyn paedophile ring, one edition of the BBC’s Newsnight programme was radically changed at the last minute to avoid charges of libel. Like … Continue reading
The case for war: here we go again?
In April 2002, Tony Blair told us: “Saddam Hussein’s regime is despicable, he is developing weapons of mass destruction, and we cannot leave him doing so unchecked. “He is a threat to his own people and to the region and, if … Continue reading
I Liked What Blair Said In 2002 And I Also Like What Cameron Said Two Days Ago But Which Is Better?
Cameron’s NOT an ideas man
David Cameron tries to channel the national pride we all feel after Andy Murray’s outstanding success at Wimbledon by saying that he “can’t think of anyone more deserving of a knighthood”. Perhaps I can help. Here’s two just off of the top … Continue reading