On post-truth politics

Salvage

Implied in the formulation ‘post-truth politics’ is that what went on before it was the truth, and nothing but the truth. Let’s humour this idea, and ask, then, when did such politics begin? At what point did xenophobia and misdirected rage become the common currency of politics? 28 July 2002? Thanks to the Chilcot Report, […]

Re/Action magazine #1 (Winter 2010/11)

Re/Action self-describes as a feminist magazine dedicated to reviewing and analysing pop culture, devised as a frustrated response to the inherent assumption in most mass media that its default audience is white, male and hetero. In the words of Homer Simpson: “I’m a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter […]

10 things I would like the British press to shut up about

1. Baby P. 2. Gordon Smart (everything “written” by). 3. “Political correctness” (get a clue, or at least look it up on Wikipedia). 4. How the British economy is recovering (shut up bankers, you are despicable liars). 5. Faux-controversial puff pieces about waning artists and actors designed to promote their latest attempt to arrest their […]