Category: media

Thinktanking the Country

The BBC’s promotion of dark-money lobby groups no longer looks like an accident. It looks like a policy.

Losing It

Faced with the gathering collapse of the biosphere, and governments’ refusal to take the necessary action, how do we stop ourselves from falling apart?


The media’s lust for blood helped march us into the disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It wants us to forget that.

This Stinks

Our rivers and seas are being transformed into open sewers by greedy business and useless governments.

The Sleep of Reason

Far from holding the government to account, as it claims, most of the media was fast asleep while massive scandals brewed.

Commanding View

The BBC amplifies the voices of billionaires, and shuts down those who challenge them.


As I’ve found to my cost, the billionaire press seeks to kill change before it happens.

Bring On the Clowns

By selecting obnoxious twerps as its contributors, the media is changing the character of the nation

You Want It Darker?

The remarkable story of how the hard-right Koch brothers funded a Trotskyite splinter group.

In a World of Their Own

By downplaying and misrepresenting our environmental crisis, David Attenborough and the BBC have generated complacency, confusion and ignorance.

Personality Cult

The media’s spotlight systematically distorts the way we see the world

Comfort Zone

If you want to see real no-platforming, look at the newspapers

Press Gang

The media was exposed in this election as wildly out of touch with the nation. This is not surprising, as it lives in a hall of mirrors.

Black Hole

The fake grassroots campaign run by grouse shooters is just one instance of the way democracy is being bypassed

Rare Specimen

My interview, in his 90th year, with Sir David Attenborough

Rural Idiocy

The BBC’s coverage of the countryside is a biased, unquestioning, deferential disgrace.

Messenger of the Gods

As an astonishing scandal in Canada shows, journalists who should be challenging power work instead on its behalf.