Articles tagged Media:

Giving Journalism & Politics a Bad Name

  • 23 Dec 2007

You know it's a light news day when a Sunday newspaper has a story about MPs' pay on its front page. Cue today's Mail on Sunday. Their front page headline screams MPs DEMAND 10pc PAY RISE. The story commences: "A political furore erupted last night after it was revealed that M...

Indicating to the Right? Return to a Core Vote Strategy? Er, No...

  • 30 Aug 2007

At ten to seven this morning I woke to the sound of my mobile ringing. It was the Today programme. Oh God, I thought, who's died. Luckily no one had. They wanted to know if I could appear on their programme in the the following hour to talk about David Cameron's Newsnightinter...

Is the BBC Saying Sorry to Alastair Campbell

  • 11 Jul 2007

I have just come back from doing an piece for 5 Live with Edwina Currie on Alastair Campbell's diaries. It was ostensibly to preview the 3 part BBC2 series which starts tonight. I had, in my naivety assumed that it was a three part documentary on Campbell and his reign of terr...

Labour Complain to the BBC About ... Me

  • 17 May 2007

  The Press Gazette Axegrinder column reports today the following little titbit... The BBC appears to have angered bigwigs in the Labour Party with its seemingly endless invites to Westminster blogger Iain Dale to review the papers. When Dale appears on News 24 to gi...

EXCLUSIVE: The Fallout from the Daily Politics Debacle

  • 12 Jan 2007

I've now had the inside story of what happened the the Daily Politics this lunchtime, when they were taken off the air and missed Blair's final remarks in the Commons and the standing ovation. In THIS post I said... I am dumbstruck. Andrew Neil will be furious. The Daily Po...

Guardian Diary: Keep the Journalists Busy or Live to Regret It

  • 10 Oct 2006

The problem with Party Conferences is that unless you announce lots of new initiatives and policies the media hordes have nothing to write about. And when you don’t feed the media beast, it turns round and bites you. If journalists have nothing better to write about they rehas...

BBC Online Reviews 18 Doughty Street

  • 6 Oct 2006

Unlike newspapers, radio and TV broadcasters in Britain are bound by strict rules on balance and impartiality. But next week, a political channel threatens to turn these sacred codes on their head. How? By broadcasting on the net. When did you last watch a rough and tumble ...

Sunday Times: 18 Doughty Street Launches

  • 4 Oct 2006

By Iain Dale is Presenter of Vox Politix on 18DoughtyStreet Talk TV     Political television in this country is on the decline. The BBC appears to think that it can only get ratings for political programmes if it invites comedians and celebrities to pontificate on gre...

New Political Internet TV Station To Be Launched

  • 22 Sep 2006

18 DOUGHTY STREET TALK TV - POLITICS FOR ADULTS - GROUNDBREAKING NEW CURRENT AFFAIRS TV CHANNEL TO BE LAUNCHED ON THE INTERNET   10th October will see the launch of Britain’s first political Internet TV Channel. 18DoughtyStreet Talk TV will broadcast for four hours a...

Independent Media Diary: Those Lefties at the BBC

  • 3 Sep 2006

Some years ago Tony Blair was overheard referring to the Scottish Press as "unreconstructed wankers". On Friday they had a chance to get their own back as Blair faced the Tartan Press hordes at an Edinburgh Hotel. Well, sort of. Blair's spin doctors have told the hacks that th...