People keep going on about a person called Hopkins. At the risk of giving even more undeserved attention to the subject, I’ll just say the following, not as anything personal, but to illustrate a phenomenon she typifies.
She’s an A1 example of why people are turning their backs on mainstream media (MSM)
She emerged from a reality type game show thing, where doing stupid tasks at the behest of some bighead is deemed “serious” and something akin to “the world of business”.
I don’t know much about her beyond that because I’ve never managed to listen to her for more than perhaps 30 seconds. What I did hear tended to be stupid, strange, reactionary and pompous.
Now it seems there is an unwritten law that she is to be given airtime to spout her bibble at least once a week. People disliking and disagreeing with her doesn’t dissuade the broadcasters – that’s part of the attraction, beyond her being a general spokesperson for Project Hate.
Then, in a circle of self perpetuating bullshit, there’s a strong magnification of her own belief in the myth of her credibility, relevance and righteousness.
It would probably be more informative to listen to random people on a Facebook thread, but informative isn’t what any of this is about. It’s just wall to wall shite – clunking simplistic views, turgid clichés, general noise and sensationalism.
People increasingly get their opinions from non or less “famous” folk via blogs, internet radio and other sources, rather than endure panto level rent-a-gobs served up by the MSM, with which less and less people bother.
So, in desperation, the MSM get more and more sensationalist and stupid. It’s all they really know.