Category Archives: Media Check

Media Check – What Matthew Sinclair Doesn’t Tell You About Eurostat Figures

Whenever a left wing blogger doesn’t know what to write about, a sure fire way to find something to challenge that won’t take more than fifteen minutes of your time is to check out the Telegraph comments section. Today, Matthew … Continue reading

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Media Check – Labour Must Avoid Austerity-Lite

John Harris writes some good articles, and can usually be relied on for a good five minute read whenever one of his pieces pops up on the Guardian. His recent article, sort of a stump speech for John Cruddas’ policy … Continue reading

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Media Watch – A Zombie Idea Arises…

So back in September I did a piece rebutting an article in the Telegraph suggesting the best way to make the rich pay more tax was to – wait for it – cut their taxes. Here is said post, which … Continue reading

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Media Check – £175 A Week

Media Check is usually my chance to lambast someone who’s written an article that I disagree with wholeheartedly and forensically take apart the article, providing facts and counter arguments to their points. Today though, I wanted to offer some praise … Continue reading

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Media Check – God is a poor answer to the ultimate question

I don’t usually like to get involved in religious or philosophical discussions these days. I started a s Philosophy degree and decided that it wasn’t for me. As Marx said; ‘The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. … Continue reading

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Policy/Media Check – The Buget Deficit And The Economy Are Two Different Things

Just a small post, having heard a really frustrating discussion on ‘The World This Weekend’ on BBC Radio 4. Frustrating because a whole array of right-wing zombie myths rose up and reared their ugly head: The Tories inherited an economy … Continue reading

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Media Check – The Turner Prize, Love It Or Hate It

In a minor change of pace, I’ve decided to take a look at something which can be just as divisive and controversial as politics; art. The Turner prize being a perfect example of the love it or hate it side … Continue reading

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