Monthly Archives: June 2010

SpinWatch’s David Miller: wrong about everything – except the funding applications

The one thing about the SpinWatch editor and Strathclyde University Professor David Miller that stands out above all others. And that is that he always goes along with whatever delusion the media is selling.  Has any man ever been so … Continue reading

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SPINWATCH: FOR OR AGAINST WAR?

‘The failure of the international community to intervene in this mass slaughter still represents a monumental failure of the “civilised world” …instead of acting to save lives, the UN Security Council drastically reduced the presence of UN troops’ Counterpunch, 2 … Continue reading

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Defend SpinProfiles’ right to free speech!

Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens’ threat of legal action against Spinprofiles is an attack on free speech, and must be resisted. Meleagrou-Hitchens has worked with the Policy Exchange and the Centre for Social Cohesion (he is also Christopher Hitchens’ son). The legal action … Continue reading

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GLASGOW MEDIA GROUP IN MELTDOWN

scenes from David Miller’s formative years In 2001, Glasgow Media Group chief Greg Philo and his protégé David Miller (later SpinWatch editor) published a crazed essay ‘Cultural Compliance’ (in Market Killing, Longman, 2001) that was part manifesto, part suicide note. … Continue reading

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The SpinWatchers on New Labour’s Pay Roll

Reading SpinWatch and its spin-offs you might get the idea that it was critical of the New Labour project. But that was not always the case. In the 1990s, as New Labour was getting its act together, the people who … Continue reading

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SPINWATCH WRITES THE LEFT’S ALIBI: ‘BLAME THE MEDIA’S, NOT US’

As we saw SpinWatch’s David Miller, along with his Glasgow Media Group collaborator Greg Philo, shifted the blame for negative attitudes to trade unionists onto the media, when in truth it was the Labour leadership that made them stick. Miller … Continue reading

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THE GLASGOW MEDIA GROUP’S FATAL FLAW: MAKING EXCUSES FOR LABOUR

scenes from David Miller’s formative years The row between the Glasgow University Media Group and the editors of Ill Effects, Martin Barker and Julian Petley (see here), highlighted a fatal flaw in the group’s work. Under Greg Philo, and later … Continue reading

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