The Legacy Media is Dying. And They Know It
The New Statesman has just published a list of the 50 most powerful conservatives in Britain. I’m at number 46, four positions above the last Prime Minister, Liz Truss. Imagine how much higher I would have been if I were actually conservative. In the New Statesman’s defence, I would probably fit well in the Tory Party as they’re not conservative either.
This follows last week’s hit piece on TRIGGERnometry in Private Eye, a magazine that, like many, I once used to read. The article’s anonymous author levels several damaging allegations at the show. The main two being that we do long form interviews and that we talk to “fringe weirdos”.
I’m certain that Private Eye reached out to Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher, Jay Leno, John Barnes, David Baddiel, former Aussie PM Tony Abbott, Piers Morgan and Theo Von to get their reaction to the news that they are “fringe weirdos” but it seems none of them responded. Probably because most of them have never heard of Private Eye.
The piece also accuses me of taking the bins out when asked by my wife. Serious stuff.
In any event, the growing mainstream media commentary around TRIGGERnometry and my work here is a reflection of the tremendous success we are having as part of the new media revolution. But there’s more to it than that – as I said in my speech to the ARC conference, the legacy media is dying for a reason. And they know it.
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