Own Goal of the Month
Lineker versus the BBC ends 1-0 to the football legend. What does the ding-dong battle tell us about the broadcaster’s shortcomings? And why did the Government call this so wrong? Plus, what is going on with Trump and Fox News? The panel looks at the right-wing rage machines across the Atlantic. And, we discuss the protests in Georgia – and the nation’s desire to join the EU.
• “Footballers are media trained, this feels like a fight the Government shouldn’t want to pick – but they keep doing it.” – Marie Le Conte
• “It’s perfectly possible people don’t need to be on one side or another of a massive cultural divide. A lot of British people are rather unwilling participants of the culture war.” – Arthur Snell
• “The BBC has invited critics to point out the way all of its leadership could be questioned over their impartiality.” – Yasmeen Serhan
• “Nothing about the American media landscape shocks me anymore. Does it surprise me Fox News just said what its audience wants to hear? No.” – Yasmeen Serhan
Presented by Alex Andreou with Marie Le Conte, Yasmeen Serhan and Arthur Snell. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jet Gerbertson and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.