The Deregulator’s Guide to Mis-Framing Public Health

Deregulation doesn’t stand still. It is an attitude. With many manifestations. It moves. It’s multi-headed. Not faithful to any form. But in as much as you can describe it, it can adhere to communicative principles, for instance: This article appears in the Sun. Pay Fury is efficient signalling. Pay is a short word and Fury… Continue reading The Deregulator’s Guide to Mis-Framing Public Health

FT pushin’ Eugenics in the morning

The Financial Times is openly backing Eugenics. It’s no longer just humming away in the background. Is this the 1930s all over again? Fascism with Millennial Characteristics. Capitalism without Democracy. Genocide-as-a-service.

Inside the Mind of Tom Watson

Media Democracy Tackling big tech and democratizing journalism were the main topics I took from this year’s Media Democracy Festival in London this Saturday. These things are planned long in advance so I shouldn’t expect people who have been preparing talks on structural problems in the media to have an entire programme based on very… Continue reading Inside the Mind of Tom Watson

A broken clock is right at least twice a day

A broken clock is right at least twice a day It’s no secret that the Morning Star swings to the left. And one shouldn’t belittle its fantastic work highlighting underrepresented points of view. But it’s quite remarkable when the newspaper it is most in sync with is … The Sun. Obviously a constellational thing. Many… Continue reading A broken clock is right at least twice a day

Who gives Jews a Bad Name?

Monday’s Sun ran with Pro-Israel Maureen Lipman’s declaration that Jeremy Corbyn has turned her into a Tory. Lipman’s loyalty to Israel is no secret — she renounced Labour membership under Ed Miliband. The Sun might seem to speak up for Jews but, in the case of Ed Miliband, the son of Ralph Miliband, a prominent… Continue reading Who gives Jews a Bad Name?

Who’s Regulating the post-Brexit Conversation?

For in the hand of Yahweh there is a cup, full of foaming wine mixed with spices. He pours it out. Indeed the wicked of the earth drink and drink it to its very dregs. Subliminal A friend and I recently agreed that Naomi Klein’s latest book No is not Enough appeals less to Brits than… Continue reading Who’s Regulating the post-Brexit Conversation?