Rachel Maddow On The Plutocratic Oversight

Very few people in Ireland will have heard of Rachel Maddow, a centre-left American journalist and author who presents a nightly news show on MSNBC, and who has become one of the more interesting commentators on contemporary US affairs (while simultaneously gaining the enmity of many on the Right, especially those working for cable-rival Fox News). This… Read More Rachel Maddow On The Plutocratic Oversight

Bill O’Reilly And America’s Reporting Of The Troubles

Do you remember the days when editors or producers working in the newsrooms of New York, Washington or Los Angeles would contact their London-based “European correspondent” and ask him – or more rarely, her – to cover a high-profile story connected to the conflict in “Northern Ireland”? Throughout the late 1960s to early 1990s most… Read More Bill O’Reilly And America’s Reporting Of The Troubles

Those Leaked Al Jazeera Emails On Charlie Hebdo

The National Review Online, the web-version of the right-wing American current affairs magazine, has published a series of “leaked” emails from the Al Jazeera news network under the somewhat disingenuous headline “Leaked Newsroom Emails Reveal Al Jazeera Fury over Global Support for Charlie Hebdo“. In fact the emails don’t reveal any such “fury” but rather… Read More Those Leaked Al Jazeera Emails On Charlie Hebdo