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A New Year, and a new start for both US president-elect Donald Trump and the British Labour party chief Jeremy Corbyn gets off to a successful start – until the men start talking.
With one smearing his newspaper opponents as fake news for publishing a “dossier” of unverified intelligence, while the other adopts as many positions on immigration as he can, it looks like the sequel to 2016 is going to be eventful, if not outright terminal.
Image credits – Global Justice Now and AK Rockefeller
It is not new that both progressives and conservatives think the media is not on their side.
When Charlie Rose read out Vanity Fair’s description of John Oliver as “perhaps the most disruptive journalist on television”, the British comedian replied with one syllable.
“I’m not a journalist at all,” Oliver said. “Obviously, I’m a comedian.”