Posts Tagged “christopher jefferies”

Rape anonymity for the accused: well-intentioned but wrong

by Stephen Tall on May 5, 2013

Rape anonymity — the right of the accused in rape cases to have their identity kept secret — is in the news again today, after Conservative MP and deputy speaker Nigel Evans was named publicly following his arrest on suspicion of rape and sexual assault. The Coalition Agreement said the Government would ‘extend anonymity in […]

Entwistle quits BBC: what next?

by Stephen Tall on November 11, 2012

Another week, another day’s news headlines dominated by the media talking about itself… though this time with some legitimacy, as it’s not every day the Director-General of the BBC resigns within two months of being appointed to the post. George Entwistle and the BBC’s Catch-22 problem The BBC Director-General is editor-in-chief of the organisation, ultimately […]

LDVideo: Jon Stewart takes aim at Fox News and media sensationalism

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2011

To US liberals, he’s something of a hero; to conservatives he’d be a bête noire if they could stomach the use of a foreign label. Jon Stewart’s satirical The Daily Show has become a cultural institution in America (and something of a cult hit here) because of the host’s pin-sharp riffs against politicians and the […]