Adam Curtis podcast with Adam Buxton

Curtis is a an eye opening journalist covering history and fairly abstract concepts. His style is mainly based on short films making up parts of TV shows like Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe and feature length.

Most recently his less interesting experimental film was shown on iPlayer, his delivery (TV / online) seems to develop, which may be one of the reasons why his content reaches a good range of people and bounces off the mainstream BBC.

Some of the most striking films include ‘The Century of Self‘ and ‘Oh Dearism‘ (bootleg versions available on YouTube).

Although his views are fairly left-wing and traditional, he’s strongly critical of the regular way liberals talk about the obvious subjects (right-wing politics, global warming, etc).

In this podcast he also passionately compliments Burial (British electronic music artist) who he uses as the music in the background of his recent films. Subjects covered include power, reality and basically how we see the present time.

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Red Bull CEO Dietrich Mateschitz plans to start a right wing media service ‘Quo Vadis Veritas’ (Where do you go, truth?)

Known for its drinks, sponsorships and events, Red Bull’s founder is creating a news service to deal with liberal bias and political correctness.

He recently participated in a rare interview to discuss Red Bull’s anniversary and state of politics.

Many music and art websites were outraged at his support for Trump and view of mismanaged immigration in Europe. Somehow they decided a supporter of cultural projects around the would couldn’t also view governments as having managed immigration badly and Trump having good ideas…

Perhaps it’s these misconceptions he feels need addressing and resulted in the creation of a news service to bring better balance to the discussion.

Extracts and key articles:

Kleine Zeitung – ‘Culture Dietrich Mateschitz’s new media project’

A multimedial, publicly accessible research platform was founded by Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz. He is concerned with a journalistic response to the rampant mistrust of society.

Original article in German or open through Google Translate.

 

Kleine Zeitung – ‘Red Bull’s CEO is expecting Austria’s refugee policy’

The bad thing about democracy is that the majority is not always right. The good thing is that the insane is correctable, that everyone can be desponed as quickly as he was chosen. You should give Trump time.

Original article in German, or open through Google Translate.

 

Breitbart – ‘Red Bull Boss Slams Mass Migration, Forced Multiculturalism in Europe’
In a rare interview, Red Bull boss and Austria’s richest man Dietrich Mateschitz has slammed mass migration and political correctness, warning they threaten to destroy Europe’s true cultural diversity.

Original article (in English).