Head of British media outlet calls Prime Minister Boris Johnson a “known liar” who is “copying Vladimir Putin’s approach to media.”

By |2019-08-23T09:05:48-08:00August 24th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Oh, I like her!

Courtesy of The Guardian

Boris Johnson is a “known liar” who is copying Vladimir Putin’s approach to the media, according to Channel 4’s head of news and current affairs, who called on broadcasters to aggressively challenge the prime minister’s falsehoods.

Dorothy Byrne said Johnson’s shift towards publishing his own videos on Facebook rather than giving sit-down interviews to journalists reminded her of the Russian president, “who also likes to talk directly to the nation”.

She also said television producers should be more willing to directly accuse political leaders of lying. “If we continue to be so polite, how will our viewers know that politicians are lying?” Byrne asked.

The comments are likely to increase tensions between Downing Street and Channel 4, with No 10 already discussing whether it benefits the government to engage with some traditional media outlets. Johnson has declined to be interviewed by the broadcaster in recent months and did not take part in Channel 4’s Conservative leadership debate, with his aides casting doubt on its impartiality.

I am a little surprised that Ms. Byrne launched that criticism without once invoking the name “Donald Trump.”

But then again I guess she really did not need to in order to make her point. 

I just wish we had more journalists here on “this side of the pond” willing to call out Trump in a similar fashion. 

Putin’s influence on western democracies is something that historians will likely be writing about for decades, but I wonder if they will truly be able to capture the terror we who are living through it in real-time are feeling at this moment?

This is one time I would like to turn to the last page of the book to see how everything turns out, because to be honest I am worried that it will not be a happy ending. 

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4 Comments

  1. anon August 24, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Does it matter? All the glaciers will be gone in 10-15 years, and every tree turned burned or turned into goods for amazon to sell.

    As long as Starbucks drive thru is open all is well, just keep clicking for more same day deliveries.

  2. $BM August 24, 2019 at 7:38 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/understanding-our-bully-in-chief-donald-trumps-antisocial-personality-disorder-fits-a-pattern/

    “Bullies-in-chief around the world” – ““These autocrats are simply an adolescent bully in an adult’s body,”
    “Tyrannies are three-legged beasts”: the tyrant, his supporters and the society as a whole. That perspective is vital to understand our specific predicament, which is historically unique only within our national borders.” -“Once in power, such a leader “thrives on continuing conflict and never seeks peace,”

    “This is the deeper meaning of the saying, “You’re only young once.” The kind of cognitive/emotional/social development that occurs during adolescence is a one-shot deal. And Trump missed his shot, just like all others with character disorders. Because they’ve never grown up, they remain very similar, like children: Vladimir Putin, Rodrigo Duterte, Trump, Mohammed bin Salman — they all recognize their reflections in one another. The fact that they all get along so well should chill us to our bones.”

    Collective narcissism: The bully’s backup gang…“It can’t happen here,”<RiiiggghhhttT

  3. Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 10:51 am

    When you have the likes of Sinclair etal owning media, do you expect the truth?

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