Right wing playbook for media

In defining “fake news” so broadly and seeking to dilute its meaning, they are capitalizing on the declining credibility of all purveyors of information.

Over the years, we’ve effectively brainwashed the core of our audience to distrust anything that they disagree with.

Wielding Claims of ‘Fake News,’ Conservatives Take Aim at Mainstream Media, December 28, 2016 at 04:23PM

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The other Bollywood

“Whenever my costume designer presents my heroine in a knee-length outfit, I’d ask him to cut it short. If my heroine gets angry, I’d tell her the audience haven’t paid so much for nothing,” he said.

Tamannaah Bhatia praised for standing up to ‘sexist’ filmmaker Suraj – BBC News, December 27, 2016 at 11:46PM

Liberalism, 2016

As a set of beliefs that emerged at the start of the 19th century to oppose both the despotism of absolute monarchy and the terror of revolution, liberalism warns that uninterrupted power corrupts. Privilege becomes self-perpetuating. Consensus stifles creativity and initiative. In an ever-shifting world, dispute and argument are not just inevitable; they are welcome because they lead to renewal.

How to make sense of 2016, December 27, 2016 at 11:32PM

Being British – 2 sides

For me he is the perfect British story. It’s what we should be about: a person who comes to Britain as a young man, as a refugee, and an ex‑schoolteacher identifies something that he’s brilliant at and he represents Britain as the best in the world.

Mo Farah snub in Spoty award ‘really sad’, says Alistair Brownlee, December 25, 2016 at 06:15PM

“I’m not sure why he’s not in the top three,” he said. “It doesn’t necessarily help if you’re not there on the night; maybe some people don’t see him as British. He trains abroad, too.