PR, Propaganda and the Press (Part 2): Between the Lies


By Leon Horton It is a truism within the the mainstream media that journalists hardly ever report on themselves. Only when they absolutely cannot ignore a story, such as illegal phone tapping by their own masters, will journalists bite each others’ tails. This is one industry where dog eats dog at their own peril, but … Continue reading PR, Propaganda and the Press (Part 2): Between the Lies

PR, Propaganda and the Press (Part 1): Faking Bad


   “If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it.” (1) Edward L. Bernays, PR guru (1891-1995) Vile comments, outright lies, slanderous character assassinations... where would we be without Donald Trump and his ranting midnight … Continue reading PR, Propaganda and the Press (Part 1): Faking Bad

Bred For War: Animals at Arms


By Leon Horton Since time immemorial man has used other species to fight his battles. From Hannibal and his elephants crossing the Alps to ambush the Romans during the Second Punic War, to the doomed horse-mounted Light Brigade charging entrenched Russian artillery in the Crimean, animals have long been unwitting conscripts in our ever more … Continue reading Bred For War: Animals at Arms