Newsnight

Give And Take

You’ve probably all seen the video from Newsnight in England last week in which to all-round guffawing, an audience member suggested exporting nuclear waste to Scotland, I’ve posted it below in case you haven’t managed to catch it.

What may or may not have been a throwaway one-liner from the audience member is not really what interested me. I was more intrigued by the language he used.

“Could we not export it to Scotland and then give them their independence?”

I’ll leave it to you to work out what that says about sense of entitlement and equal partnerships and so on.

PODCAST TWO

In this one I speak with Professor David Miller of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

David Miller is the author/co-author/editor of several books including “A Century of Spin: How Public Relations Became the cutting Edge of Corporate Power” and “TELL ME LIES. Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq.” He is also the co-founder of http://www.spinwatch.org and http://www.spinprofiles.org. He occasionally appears on the BBC too,  including this rather amusing one from Newsnight.

In fact, in this podcast we discuss the BBC, it’s history and origins, how it has been controlled and manipulated by governments and how all this fits into the wider media context.

I hope the production is a little better on this one than the last.

If you go to THIS LINK HERE then you can listen to it online or download it as an mp3. You want the VBR MP3 link where it says ‘Audio Files’.

You can also LISTEN ONLINE HERE

Hope you like it and thank to ourmedia.org for making a great little service.