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Sen. Tom Cotton coronavirus

Questioning coronavirus origins is not a conspiracy

5 April 2020 6:13 am

The exact origins of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, remain unknown. We know only that it began in the Wuhan province…

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Why was early coronavirus coverage so lazy? The media’s insatiable thirst for political correctness

29 March 2020 7:08 am

When the media views its entire mission through a lens of meting out social justice while presenting itself as the…

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A hostile media helps Donald Trump

24 January 2020 7:50 am

The news media of the late 1700s and early 1800s consisted almost entirely of partisan political operations. Ron Chernow, the biographer…

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Trump uses provocative terms because he wants to provoke

23 October 2019 4:11 am

We should be bored by now — perhaps we are. Certainly, the anger against Donald Trump’s tweets isn’t quite as…

The New York Times is leader of the pack in its anti-Trump agenda

Trump has driven the American media mad

10 November 2018 9:00 am

New York An old-fashioned party is a gathering of friends invited by the host or hostess, who foots the bill.…

The riddle of Melania

Melania Trump elegantly rises above the media muck

20 October 2018 9:00 am

I am not sure that Melania Trump had the introduction of Henry IV Part 2 in mind when she sat…

Getting the sack was a shock but not a surprise

20 October 2018 9:00 am

It was a shock but not really a surprise. I came back from holiday at the beginning of August to…

Fury and excitement – how the journalists at the New York Times have coped with Trump

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Back when his country was controlled by the USSR, the Czech writer Milan Kundera pointed out that ‘Union of Soviet…

50 years after Bobby Kennedy’s murder, the ‘deep state’ still reigns supreme

9 June 2018 9:00 am

New York   This week 50 years ago saw the assassination of Robert Kennedy, a man I met a couple…

Bacteria

2 September 2017 9:00 am

It’s like whipping cream. All of a sudden it goes stiff and you can turn the bowl upside down without…

Media culpa

8 July 2017 9:00 am

A thread runs through several of the stories that have defined this turbulent summer: reporters have been shocked by the…

Why won’t the media call a cock a cock?

19 March 2016 9:00 am

On the Radio 4 news at 11 o’clock last Saturday morning there was a joky report about roosters in Brisbane. The…

Too grand for the Queen Mother: my strange life at Country Life

12 March 2016 9:00 am

The remarkable life and times of Country Life

Virtual reality news is coming - and the implications are ominous

5 March 2016 9:00 am

John Humphrys staggering around in a piece of ‘virtual reality’ headgear that looked like binoculars and made him feel sick…

Hold on, should we actors really be speaking for trans people?

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Should actors be speaking for trans people?

Chris Mullin’s diary: Murdoch’s men couldn’t face even a fictional Corbyn victory

19 September 2015 8:00 am

With four days to go until the result of Labour’s leadership election, a call from the Sunday Times. Would I…

‘Free bleeding’ and the stupidly clever feminists who fell for it

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Did you know that tampons were just another brutal expression of the oppressive patriarchy? I must confess that I didn’t…

I remember Nikkei’s journalistic values – and I’m not sure they’re much like the FT’s

1 August 2015 9:00 am

It’s nearly 30 years since I worked in Japan, but I still have a few words of the language and…

Ipso: a great new way for bullies to muzzle the press

6 June 2015 9:00 am

One of the fundamental principles of English common law is that you are innocent until proven guilty. And rightly so,…

Matt Ridley’s diary: Why a Guardian contributor wants me beheaded

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Martin Williams, former head of the government’s air quality science unit, has declared that the reason we have a problem…

How the other half of the press parties – a war correspondent’s letter from Washington

9 May 2015 9:00 am

This week has been all about the election, the US presidential election that is. It is 18 months away but…

Russell Brand’s heart is in the right place – but it’s not the place he talks out of

2 May 2015 9:00 am

I write at a difficult time. The balls are in the air, but we know not where they will land.…

The Tories have survived a near-death experience. But they’re not home yet

18 April 2015 9:00 am

At 5.45 a.m. Lynton Crosby holds the first meeting of the day at Conservative campaign HQ. The aim is to…

Miriam Gross’s diary: Why use Freud and Kurt Weill to promote Wagner?

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Last week I went to the exhilarating English National Opera production of Wagner’s The Mastersingers — five hours of wonderful…

Is the Dorchester the designated grand hotel for fat people? The portions at its new grill say so

7 March 2015 9:00 am

The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, is a cake floating in space. All grand hotels create a parallel universe in which…