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Financial crisis = televisual crack

February 5, 2009

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Here is another one of those “no shit Sherlock” reports.  A report commissioned by Sky News reports that television reports about the banking crisis having had the biggest impact on British viewers of any news story in the last 20 years. Isn’t it slightly disingenuous to report this as news? Anyone working in a TV newsroom […]

Get your class war on

September 17, 2008

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hate to rant on about the same thing but as I type news of the spectacular collapse of HBOS shares streams over the airways. There’s an interesting article in today’s Wall Street Journal analysing the effect that the financial crisis is having on the US election campaign. The main line of argument is that : […]

The days of reckoning

September 17, 2008

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It’s perhaps an understatement to apply the word ironic to the fact that the BBC’s black music channel 1Xrtra chose to feature the contenders in Forbes magazine’s hip-hop rich list on the same day that AIG ended up being nationalised and Wall Street continued to reel from the Lehman Brothers fall-out.   On Today this […]