Following on from my earlier blog piece about a news item on the BBC
Alex Jones of Infowars Nightly News contacted DEMOS and asked Jamie Bartlett to come onto the show for a debate. Quite interesting viewing. Ironically, he could well become a good example with regard to his own plea to evaluate carefully everything you see on the internet. In particular his use of straw man, ad hominem…oh and well all else fails saying – well er, I’m not qualified to comment. It is good to see a discussion where the two opposing viewpoints are able to spend some time about their relative points of view, and not let things get down into the most base personal attacks. As an old friend from music days once said to me (referring to a judge’s comments)….opinions are like arseholes…..everybody’s got one!
I know how this guy feels. Well said.
Interesting times ahead. I recall seeing a young guy on the BBC news recently – he was from DEMOS – talking about the need for schools to teach young people ‘critical thinking’ while browsing on the internet. All good so far. I suppose it really depends on how this training is delivered. How I wish there was a move to teach the same wariness over what the BBC and ITV jackanory shows put out. Again I have to tick this post ‘funny’ because if you have a look at the classroom when the Demos visitor is there, tbey can barely string a sentence together.
Maybe Jamie is worried about the children going to sites like Global Research
The reaction comments to the DEMOS piece are followed in their own (quite revealing) site and are an entertaining read
And while we have all that to enjoy, christmas approaches 🙂
I remember how this made me feel when I was young. A bit of escapism is sometimes just the job…
I’ve been feeling more and more like a hamster as winter draws in. Sleeping a lot during the day and eating a bit too much 🙂
This is interesting viewing, if a little bit painful at times. I think he was a bit OTT with his manner in dealing with the policewoman and the same result could have been achieved by taking a few deep breaths, and a little more time.
Tagged ‘Funny’ as well due to the amount of times the lady used the word ‘obviously’!
See him here on video, gimme a shout if you wan’t to borrow the book 😉
Keeping you guessing but ‘Roll with the punches’ very much the tune of da moment….wickeeeed!
What a twat.
If you’ve seen the first show you’ll know what I am on about 😉
I’ve heard people doing this in London 😉
The commentary is as entertaining as the footage…
Everybaady in the house of love…