Episode 908: Football And Fake News, Liverpool’s Sorry Summer, Giant Rashford, Wayne’s Pop
Eoin and Ken are talking about fake news. Ken confesses to a missed opportunity. We also discuss Wayne’s pop at Man United, Game of Thrones, the London media, and Scott Parker.
Premier League teams are on pre-season tours, making money and trying to spend it. Liverpool can’t get anyone to take their stinking money. Jose Mourinho has been impressed with Marcus Rashford’s phenomenal upwards growth. News may be fake, but inches are real.
Marcus Rashford with a Cristiano Ronaldo summer 2006 transformation. From boy to man ?? #mufc pic.twitter.com/xEvZb6tR7a
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) July 14, 2017
We’re joined by Rory Smith of the New York Times to talk about how football transfer stories were the original fake news.
This has been my hobby horse for a while. All this fake news business? Football’s been doing it for AGES https://t.co/V3JUGhfYXa
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) July 13, 2017
What is it about football that makes it the ideal environment for fake news to arise and spread? Does it tell us anything new about how the media really works? Eoin helps explain this trend by going back to the future of fake news.
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Punching team-mates, quitting booze, looking for a club and finding peace. David Forde on The Players Chair https://t.co/gdX9cU1oxc pic.twitter.com/7syw5eZrFa
— Richie Sadlier (@RichieSadlier) July 13, 2017