This piece was originally published on Contributoria — find out what that means and why it is posted here by reading this note. Article background This was the first of three* collaborative articles that I worked on for Contributoria under the pseudonym of Howard Wilkinson. And boy did we get in trouble. Howard is a character that we invented on Paradise Circus.… Continue reading The Contributoria Tapes: Burn your house to the ground: why you need to kill your darlings to maintain your independence.
My anxieties about the #FoxNewsFacts meme spilled over when Pete Ashton provided a really crucial critique of Emerson’s apology for the lies he pedalled on Fox News: Worth remembering, in these complex times, that a heartfelt apology and charitable donation does not cure one of alarmist racist bigotry. I took those thoughts to bed and unpacked them… Continue reading But what are you sorry for?