Open Goals for a Media Studies Class – 2

usbasesimperialmapThe first of these open goals was a good while back, but I stick them on here when they present themselves.

This time we’re on the BBC, and specifically the show Hardtalk.

Actor Viggo Mortensen in this episode refers to the American EMPIRE, and is quickly corrected by the presenter with “hegemony”.

In an episode published shortly after, the SAME presenter that didn’t like the word ’empire’ being applied to the USE, engages freely in a discussion with the Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet about the “Russian Empire”.

Now why might that be?




    1. Ungrateful bastards, the Yanks. You’d think the obliging use of Shannon Airport in state kidnapping might at least confer honorary status.

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