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

Donald Trump: The Kremlin candidate (video)


“In the week of the new President’s inauguration, Panorama reports on Russia’s role in Donald Trump’s election victory and asks what’s behind the relationship between Vladimir Putin and Trump. Reporter John Sweeney – who has met and challenged both men … Continue reading

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

Ian Hislop’s right: Murdoch’s cosy relationship with Tories should be investigated (video)


The reciprocal closeness in the relationship between journalism and power is a prominent feature of British political history. In times of war or national crisis, media organisations are expected more often than not to behave as if they were an … Continue reading

Trump watch 12: Donald loves Michael Moore (video)


Last week I considered giving-up on Trump watch. It’s bad enough seeing and hearing about the shameful, arrogant, foul misdemeanours and even crimes perpetrated by this disgusting turd in a suit without having to relive those moments repeatedly while wading through … Continue reading

Michael Moore in TrumpLand (video)


“Michael Moore in TrumpLand”, Moore’s tenth feature-length film, was put together in 11 days in order to get it out to audiences before the election. “You get the feeling that Moore was quite spooked by the Brexit vote; he brings … Continue reading

Shout loud, Remainers – democracy means giving the majority a hard time (video)


As the Brexit debate deteriorates in quality at an alarming rate, it appears that any hope of Britain returning to its democratic senses is receding fast. The most recent cases include Ian Duncan Smith dismissing Kier Starmer, shadow Brexit minister … Continue reading

Trump watch 11: I’m a sex pest, believe me (video)


As I write this, Donald Trump and his surrogates are desperately engaged in a dangerous distraction campaign. Having failed to address the NINE separate allegations of sexual impropriety this week, the campaign has retreated to its “safe space”- accusations of … 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