The feeding frenzy of the headline-driven news cycle rarely informs us of anything we need to know and serves only to increase anxiety – let’s stop buying into it.
From drugged candy to kids bursting into flame, this year’s Halloween moral panics are well underway.
There’s a certain logic to most of our fears and phobias, no matter how irrational they might be. But clowns? Really?
Let’s not allow outrage at inappropriate workplace behaviour by an MP to further embolden the moralising opportunists.
The conflicting evidence, lost facts, fervent nationalism and tabloid-driven hysteria surrounding one of the most notorious trials of the 1990s.
Why do people put so much time and effort into pretending that the opinions of the person on the street actually matter?
The moral panic over the malign influence of Squid Game and the theoretical dangers of children wearing ‘dangerous’ fancy dress.
How the throwaway comments of a single campaigner led to hysterical press reports around the world.
We would never take people seriously if they suggested that the whole of any industry or culture was represented solely by its worst elements. So why do we accept such blanket criticisms of adult entertainment?
The latest self-serving study by the BBFC is another exercise in manipulation and nudge-policy towards having everything we see under their control.
A selection of predictably hysterical and ill-informed British TV documentaries and discussion shows from the height of the Video Nasty moral panic.
How the TV broadcast of the horror classic caused religious hysteria and fears of demonic possession.