Tag: propaganda

The Narrative Must Not Fail…

Browsing through the free ‘Metro’ paper on my way to work last week, I noticed TfL plugging a new charity. Intrigued, I read up on the horrific accident itself: Most times she saw Simon Eccles, Sarah would calmly ask him…

An Even More Inconvenient Truth…

Lucia Graves on the US electoral system: Bernie Sanders said something he wasn’t supposed to say: that poor people don’t vote. Whoops! The impolitic remark came in response to a question about why the candidate had been losing so much…

Because Tories Aren’t People!

Dawn Foster clearly thinks so, anyway: Picture a typical first time buyer. Chances are the image you have is of a young professional couple who’ve spent years scraping together a deposit, and are keen to own the roof over their…

The Soft Bigotry Of Low Expectations Again…

Canada’s government, grappling with a fatal attack in a remote aboriginal town, is very concerned about the “tragic and alarming” conditions in other indigenous communities, a top official has said. Would this be those ‘indigenous communities’ that seem to demand…

The New Wave Of Feminism, Folks…

Typified by Laura Bates: “Women warned after Gainsborough assault.” “Police warn women walking alone after riverside incident.” “Serial sex attacker strikes again as ninth victim is assaulted and police warn women to be on their guard.” “Police issue warning to…

The BBC and the Immaculate Refugee

There is a swathe of reporters from numerous media outlets currently “embedded” with the legions of Gimmegrants (sorry – “desperate refugees”) journeying to the promised land. Few of their accounts have been more obsequious and uncritical  as those from the…

Out Of (Goose)Step..?

Once a model Social Democrat community where the poor in Germany’s Weimar Republic found help and support, the small town of Freital, just south of Dresden, has become a byword for German racism and intolerance. Replacing those old bywords like…

Dogma…

Lower speed limits on York streets could be scrapped under a plan being considered by council leaders. The 20mph scheme rolled out by the last Labour administration is under review, in a move that has outraged campaigners. Oh, well, outrage…

Hypocrisy At ‘The Guardian’..? Well, I Never!

Marina Hyde on how awful we are to footballers: … in many quarters, outrage ensues. If it’s not Grealish, it’s Jack Wilshere having a fag in a pool in Vegas and I imagine it’ll be only days before Raheem Sterling…