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Posts tagged ‘The long view’

Fake news

this morning (tuesday 21st), 9.00-9.30am (repeated 9.30pm), on bbc radio 4
targeted fake news (in the the long view series) (presented by jonathan freedland)

Jonathan Freedland compares the current wave of fake news stories, particularly those targeted at Muslims and immigrants in the UK, with the anti-Semitic story of an eight-year-old Christian boy, William of Norwich, who was murdered in woodland outside his native city in 1144. His death was later reported as a Jewish conspiracy and ritual, becoming the founding myth of the so-called ‘blood libel‘.”

including contributions from …
• professor miri rubin
• canon librarian peter doll of norwich cathedral
james ball, author of post-truth: how bullshit conquered the world (more…)

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The long view

this evening (monday 18th), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from this morning, 9.00am)
donald trump and the politics of celebrity (in the the long view series) (presented by jonathan freedland)

Jonathan Freedland focuses on the rise of Donald Trump through the prism of the past, by examining the careers of three high-profile 20th century Americans who became rich, famous and entered the political arena.”

including comparison with the anti-semitism of presidential campaigners henry ford and charles lindbergh (more…)

The Aliens Act 1905

this evening (tuesday 17th), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 9.00am this morning)
the aliens act of 1905 (in the the long view series) (more…)

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