Posts tagged: Mass media

Making a Sow’s Ear out of Silk’s Words

The article by Robert Kilroy-Silk criticising Arab states has thrown both liberal and conservative thinking into a spin of ever decreasing circles. What is more important, the right to hold an opinion or the feelings of those offended by them? I don’t claim to be any great shakes as a philosopher, but the most sensible article I’ve read on the subject is on the BBC’s website. Written by Julian Baggini, author of Making Sense: Philosophy Behind the Headlines, it neatly captures what has been going on here and should be compulsory reading for all leader writers. Read more ›››

Cocking a Snook at the Law

The alleged rape of a 17 year old by eight Premiership footballers has had massive media coverage this week. Now the law says that journalists should not do anything that might prejudice future court proceedings, ie no naming and shaming. Read more ›››


Sorry, I should have introduced myself. My name is Ian and I live in Stockport in north west England. Married with two kids and a mortgage.

My age? Well let’s just say that if I were to have a mid-life crisis, it would happen about now. Read more ›››