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1 June 2010

BBC: Banks not to blame

Media attention has now moved from the "broken Britain" message to "Britain broke" (ie out of money). But "expert" pundits don't agree on whether to blame the
banks. We present a case of the BBC downplaying the effect of the bank bailout. More...

Establishment TV?

BBC1 has broadcast a procession of "fly-on-the wall" documentary series, filmed from the viewpoint of the authorities, who are shown to be in pursuit of individual wrongdoers (often from "lower" classes). Institutions, government agencies, corporations, etc, don't often get portrayed as wrongdoers. More...

Lancet Iraq Unspeak

Criticism of the Lancet survey of Iraqi deaths (2006) tends to polarise opinion according to whether one opposed or supported the war. Rational dialogue quickly turns into suspicion-mongering and "bad faith". More...

Newspapers recycle terror scares

Most UK newspapers, on September 8th, 2009, headlined with the "news" of a massive terrorist plot. Actually, the story was recycled from April 4, 2008. More...

Negative media stereotyping of jobless?

As the media started predicting rising unemployment from the "global economic crisis", we noticed a surge of negative media stereotyping of the jobless. More...

Iraq war deaths - Lancet study criticised

We supported Lancet 2004, but scientific opinion seems to be moving against the 2006 Lancet study (which estimated 601,000 violent deaths). There are more peer-reviewed papers casting doubt on Lancet 2006 than corroborating it. More...

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