Category Archives: Media (Appearance)

Michael Gove and Harvey Weinstein: No Laughing Matter at the BBC


Michael Gove and Harvey Weinstein:
No Laughing Matter at the BBC

Sean Gabb
27th October 2017

Every so often, I promise myself never to go on the broadcast media again. I think this is a promise I should now think of keeping.

Earlier today, the 27th October 2017, the Conservative politician Michael Gove compared being interviewed by John Humphreys to being taken into Harvey Weinstein’s bedroom. Everyone laughed until some radio presenter called Shelagh Fogarty set off a virtue spiral with claims that the joke “trivialised” victims of sexual assault. The ritual condemnations rolled in at once, and Mr Gove apologised.

Probably because no one else was willing, I was begged to go on BBC Radio 5 this evening and discuss the matter with Miss Fogarty on the Stephen Nolan Show. I finally agreed.

The points I made were these: Read more

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Votes for Women? Curt Doolittle, Sean Gabb, Keith Preston


Curt Doolittle comments

Last night. Invited to a talk about the enfranchisement of women.

Me, Keith Preston, Sean Gabb

Of course this conversation degenerates quickly to ‘arguing what I understand rather than arguing the subject matter’.

I give my usual:

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Why Trump (and why not Clinton)?


On the evening of 8 November 2016, Keir Martland appeared on Cam FM to discuss his support for Donald J. Trump as the lesser of two evils. The entire Cam FM (97.2) presidential election all-night show can be listened to here.

The interview was in two parts:

PART ONE: WHY TRUMP?

PART TWO: WHY NOT CLINTON?

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