Media Bias

Since When Did We Allow News To Be Supplanted By Commentary?

Daniel Singleton | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK
Daniel Singleton

I'm fed up with commentary and opinion masquerading as fact and news! This happens when those who are supposedly 'reporters or correspondents' have be...

2016 Was Below Average For Celeb Deaths

Andrew Keith Walker | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andrew Keith Walker

You might find it hard to accept, but contrary to all the news stories (and Facebook posts) that declared 2016 as an unusually bad year for celebrity deaths, it wasn't. In fact 2016 was probably below average for famous departures.

What Do Theresa May's Shoes Have to Do With Her Job?

John Allen | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Politics
John Allen

What do shoes have to do with Brexit? Since the 23rd June the Brexit vote has highlighted how deeply divided our society is. An unexpected positive ...

Hillary Clinton Has Not Won the Democratic Primary Yet

Matt Monk | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Monk

It is time to call out the media bias and election fraud to ensure democracy in the most influential country in the world. Hillary isn't already the Democratic candidate.

Jeremy Corbyn Can't Win the General Election: We Won't Let Him

Tom Conrad | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Conrad

We wanted Gandalf, not Paul Daniels or Debbie McGee, and despite a consistent right wing attack - a whole lot of jiggery-pokery including wheeling out...

Jeremy Corbyn, Danny "The Fink" Finklestein And Why Labour Must Return To The Left

Tom Conrad | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Conrad

Unfortunately, I suspect Corbyn won't win. I suspect the constant message by the Finks of this world, and the Murdoch machine will seep through: too many Labour supporters consciously and subconsciously buying into the rhetoric of both the Blairites in the party, or the established media - 'beware Corbyn, he is unelectable... he is bizarre.'

Champagne Socialism Corked: David Miliband Claims Brother Ed Turned Too Far Left

Tom Conrad | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Conrad

"The Day of the Triffids is a 1951 post-apocalyptic novel about a plague of blindness that befalls the entire world, allowing the rise of an aggressiv...

Is Lovely Bubbly "Champagne Socialism" What People Actually Want?

Tom Conrad | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Conrad

The success of unregulated capitalism isn't because it's the better system, but because capitalists continue to win the propaganda war.

Was Amanda Knox Innocent, or Did She Just Have Good PR?

Selene Nelson | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Considerable time, effort and money has gone into portraying Knox as a wholesome girl-next-door and Sollecito, a shy, well-behaved doctor's son. Stories that threaten to shatter these carefully constructed PR images are just brushed under the carpet.

Journalist or Terrorist? How 'Free' Is the British Press?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

During the Arab Spring, the ongoing Syrian revolution and now the war in Gaza, I find myself to be more of a political activist than an "impartial" journalist because I do not see how I can "sit on the fence" when injustices are taking place right before my eyes. Am I at risk of being criminalised for mixing my political views and how I report news?

Women Writers Are Getting a Raw Deal

Sara Sheridan | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara Sheridan

Female writers earn averagely only 77.5% of what their male counterparts earn. That's taking into account the bestselling efforts of the likes of JK Rowling. I'm an historical novelist and given that over 80% of fiction is bought by women I found that statistic particularly surprising.

The Scottish Independence Debate: Anglophobia and Media Bias

Sophie Rodger | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Rodger

Among certain sections of Scots, then, social attitudes surveys reveal a lingering undercurrent of anti-Englishness which is not always jovial. This is concerning.

In Anticipation of Anti-Semitism

Jemma Wayne | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

Within Israel and within Gaza, there is madness on both sides. Yet greater than the mad minority are a majority who long for peace. Neither Israel nor Gaza need unquestioning support. They do not need more tribalism. Debate - honest, open and informed - is a far more powerful tool, a far more effective peacekeeper.

Savile Tragedy Is Being Exploited To Attack the Very Idea of Having a BBC

Adam McGibbon | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Adam McGibbon

The BBC's predictable enemies are beginning to use the scandal to attack the very idea of a publically-funded, non-commercial broadcaster.

British Rage: Who Are The Radical And The Violent?

Nick Micinski | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Micinski

Yes, the violent protests in the Middle East are upsetting but so are these equally violent hate crimes in the streets of London and Manchester. Radicalism and violence are not reserved for Muslims; here we see white men (79% of perpetrators of hate crimes were white men) being just as radical and violent.