Written by

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

Meta Access: The Media and Mr Zuckerberg

, 3 November 2021
With his probing eye for conflicts of interest in the British press, Mic Wright turns his scrutiny to tech journalists and their coverage of Facebook

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

The ‘Crackdown’ on Middle-Class Drug Use is the Government’s Seasonal Shock-and-Scare Story

, 17 August 2021
Does Boris Johnson’s administration really want to introduce a policy which would see its friends in the dock or dinner parties raided?

Matt Hancock Sleeps with the Fishes...

, 6 August 2021
Mic Wright on Boris Johnson's obsession with The Godfather, and why director Francis Ford Coppola decried him for bringing “the beloved United Kingdom to ruin"

The ‘Red Wall’ Myth: How Pollsters Can Make Words Mean Anything

, 21 July 2021
Northern Powerhouse, Freedom Day, Levelling Up – Mic Wright dissects the US import of political buzzphrases to shape rather than sample public opinion

Brideshead Britain: Boris Johnson's Entourage of ‘Careless People’

, 15 July 2021
With the Government showing itself out of touch over anti-racism and football, Mic Wright looks at the gilded age Oxford culture around the current incumbent at Number 10

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