Written by

Mic Wright

Behind Closed Doors: The Murdoch Soirée the Public Isn’t Party To

, 22 June 2022
Under Boris Johnson, the press baron is back in town like hacking never happened, says Mic Wright

Piers Morgan Unwatched: The Limits of Opportunism

, 9 May 2022
Mic Wright looks at the meteoric fall in ratings of the former tabloid editor and CNN presenter in his new collaboration with Rupert Murdoch

Evgeny Lebedev: The Ersatz Kremlin Critic

, 9 March 2022
Mic Wright looks at the cute and often contradictory statements on the Russian President made by the proprietor of the Evening Standard and Independent newspapers. Photo: Matt Crossick /Alamy

Operation Rebrand: Munira Mirza

, 4 February 2022
Framing the abandonment of a sinking ship as an act of laudable moral courage is the British media’s latest laughable act, says Mic Wright

The Media-Political Complex Consumes Another Prime Minister

, 17 January 2022
The incestuous relationship between politicians and the press now frames the very nature of British democracy, says Mic Wright

Tragic Tots and Cynical Tears: Tabloid Hypocrisy over Child Murder

, 9 December 2021
Mic Wright reveals how infanticide is exploited by the press, while they demonise social workers and do nothing to prevent it

The Old Hacks Renaissance

, 3 December 2021
Mic Wright considers why established journalists – who have spent significant periods of their successful careers at well-known newspapers and broadcasters – just can’t step aside

All Change at the Mail: Political Machinations or Publishing Priorities?

, 18 November 2021
Mic Wright looks at the replacement of Geordie Greig as editor of the Daily Mail, and whether the shadow of Paul Dacre has blighted his successor

The Media’s Selective Policing of ‘Sleaze’

, 12 November 2021
Mic Wright explores the erratic approach of certain outlets to stories of corruption and wrongdoing

Unreal People in a Hyperreal World: The Empty Rich of Succession

, 22 October 2021
Mic Wright unpicks the attraction by repulsion of the hit HBO/Sky Atlantic drama, partly inspired by the Murdochs, but wonders whether it gives solace to the super-rich

British Newspapers are the Biggest Trolls – But They Claim Exemption

, 19 October 2021
Mic Wright takes a sceptical look at the political campaign to counter ‘online abuse’ which somehow overlooks the revolving doors and revolting comments of their allies in publishing

Mirror Ball Journalism and the Revolving Disco Dance Floor of British Politics

, 7 October 2021
Mic Wright argues that the private cosiness between political reporters and politicians doesn’t serve the interests of the public

Murdoch and Morgan: The Reunion From Hell

, 16 September 2021
Mic Wright unpicks the announcement of a new right-wing, Rupert Murdoch television station in the UK – and how it may have spotted a gap in the market following events at a certain beleaguered anti-woke news channel

The Cunning Deceit of Press and Politics in ‘the Prime Minister’s Plan’

, 14 September 2021
Mic Wright unpicks the modern shift towards personality politics and the media’s collusion in advancing this increasingly unaccountable mode of government

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