28 06 2012

Category; Politics

The enduring appeal of Aristotle; in 5 minutes, with 20 slides, via Supernanny, Tony Blair and Simon Cowell…


The Supernanny State

4 09 2010

Category: Politics, Media

The most important politician in the UK is Jo Frost.

Huh? Supernanny?

There are lots of people who knock ‘Supernanny’ and her programmes. They mock her methods and sometimes accuse her of staging things, they bundle her in the Reality TV genre that has infested the schedules.

They entirely miss the point. Supernanny is the most moving story on television. Human tales of misery and despair, of dysfunctional families at breaking point. It is horrifying, agonising, heartwrenching, uplifting viewing.

But what’s that got to do with politics? Read the rest of this entry »