Conspiracy theories exist largely because of mainstream media’s lies. So when that same media admonishes the theorists, it’s a case of the pot calling the kettle suspect.
Every Friday, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week we look at how the media business model paved the way for Trump and monetising the tide of yellow journalism.
Richard Jackson’s weekly #longreads: the journalist who undid Sepp Blatter, Russia’s distortion of the news and the Clinton’s $2 billion global empire.
Rich Jackson’s #LongReads bring us Jose Mujica and Al Sharpton, Vox’s epic two part interview with Barack Obama, with PB’s narrative.ly Ed’s pick taking you into life in “The Hole”…
Rich Jackson’s Longreads this week bring us multiple rape cases in Bill Cosby and the University of Virginia, John Pilger on Julian Assange, and from Narrative.ly, how to befriend a mugger(!)