There has been much gnashing of ‘liberal’ teeth and pulling out of ‘centrist’ hair following the Tory government’s announcement that the BBC licence fee will be abolished in 2027. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries declared via Twitter, with a dash of right-wing relish: ‘This licence fee announcement will be the last. The days of the elderly being threatened with prison sentences →
If we didn’t have better things to do, it would be a simple matter to produce The Media Lens Book of Obituaries. The cover might feature grim Death shrouded in tattered newsprint carrying a five-bladed →
Huge media coverage has been devoted to allegations, and now serious evidence, that a Christmas party was held at 10 Downing Street on 18 December 2020. London was then in a strict lockdown with social →
One of the most damning assessments of COP26, the UN climate conference being held in Glasgow, came from Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist: ‘#COP26 has been named the must excluding COP ever.This is no →
In their classic book on the news media, ‘Manufacturing Consent’, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky presented a ‘propaganda model’ of how the major broadcasters and newspapers operate. Whereas the ‘mainstream’ media declare that their aim →
This has been a summer with no precedent in #Perth. Today is the city's 10th day at or above 40ºC so far this season, which is a new record for summer. This is also Perth's 5th consecutive day over 40ºC, breaking the previous record of 4 in a row.