Category Archives: Infant Media/Blogosphere

Stories correlating the blogosphere and the Infant Media. To clarify who the infant media are: they were, previously, the mainstream media. They are the “infant media” because of their ability to combine child-like attitudes (short attention span, regard only for the hand that feeds it, a belief that it is the centre of its world, a dubious truth and irrational behaviour) with real-world politics, producing simple responses to complicated questions that are, in the main, wrong.

The truth, riven with subjectivity, is more likely to be found on the web.

Reds – The movie

Thirty years on an EPIC. Yes, Hollywood. But also please scrub the time it was set in and the era it was filmed in, it is now. Choose your level: humanism, cycles, country, environment, creed, economics, colonialism, cruelty, ideological colour, … Continue reading

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Two fascinating interviews – on Hugo Chavez and pregnant women in the US.

A sympathetic and cogent discussion on Hugo Chavez, his actions and his possible legacy.  Interestingly the reversal of role of South America from US sponsored backyard peopled by dictators and torturers to group of states that are growing and free standing has been … Continue reading

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A hoot of a lecture on leadership and democracy; PTSD, fearlessness and their links to abuse

A really fascinating (if fast spoken) 50 minute lecture dealing with democracy and its interaction with leadership. The lecturers pick their way through the different types of democracy and different types of leadership. All you ever needed to pull away … Continue reading

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Degustation radio!

Radio with some great flavours – all from the same LNL program. As an entrée Bruce Shapiro on US politics this week – with a side-ways glance on 9-11.  Read the comments on this page.  I know plenty of intelligent, worldly-wise … Continue reading

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Syria – an antidote to the “infant media” coverage.

Hi there, here are a couple of interesting comments.  Depending on your available time there are two avenues to follow – or you may decide to investigate one and then consider approaching the other.  Firstly, you might consider listening to … Continue reading

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Eloquent, articulate, intelligent – the only face of Julian Assange

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED If you can, take the time to listen to this 25 minute interview with Julian Assange by Norman Swan.  Also you might take the time to read some of the comments – there is some drivel but there … Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks . . . the very essence of what is unattractive about humans!

I have already blogged with my views on Murdoch, his empire and antics. There has been so much in the media on this subject over the last week that I do not want to add more than these two links. … Continue reading

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The world needs better; and that’s what we’re working for – Egypt

Hi there, The pursuit of different opinions takes us to Egypt where Ahdaf Soueif has come to wider consciousness.  Here is her website and an article in the Guardian on Obama’s speech. Enjoy, salaams Slim

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More ideas venues . . . and a request.

Just a quick post to say that here are two forums for ideas. TED is a site where people expose their ideas verbally in short films. The Conversation is a site that gets academics to expound on ideas. These are, … Continue reading

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The world’s limited storyline – antidotes to the infant media tat.

Have you had a chance to look at the news running on the Infant Media? It is extraordinary how limited the world’s storyline, on the Infant Media platform, is when you consider that the human population of the planet is … Continue reading

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If children, at birth, know so much . . .

A repost of a wonky thinking email. Wotcha, The question for this post is: how have we got from babies that know the difference between right and wrong, to the massive misuse of resources to the detriment of other humans … Continue reading

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I don’t suppose that “no news is good news” with regard to Bahrein?

Wotcha, You can find some good stuff at The Greanville Post.  Have a look at this story about a deal between the US and Saudi Arabia while both (actually it is more of a party now) go fiddling, like paedophiles, with … Continue reading

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Infant media, what?

Here is a wonky-thinking email of earlier in March before I set up this blog.  It refers to the Tariq Ali lecture that I have just posted.   Wotcha, Firstly, 25 minutes from the BBC World Service (a part of … Continue reading

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Joe Bageant – “cutting through the clutter and pointing out the truth of a situation”

Wotcha, One of my earliest “wonky thinking” emails recommended listening to an interview of a bloke called Joe Bageant.   A pregnant friend returned, in 2007, from doing a post-doc at a University in West Virginia.  She was blown away … Continue reading

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Dearlove and wikileaks

Here we have a retired guardian of the UK establishment, talking to the Cambridge Union.  Richard Dearlove, ex-chief of the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service (aka MI6) gives a talk on wikileaks and Julian Assange.  There seems to be a number … Continue reading

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The BBC’s changing role.

Director of the BBC’s Global News Service, Peter Horrocks, in a 32 minute chat on LNL. Listening, however, I did find the notes of sycophancy combined with words like impartial, agenda setting et cetera to be nearly vomit inducing.   This … Continue reading

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