Episode 2583: Conte’s Diminishing Cred, PSG LOL, Lineker Tweet Storm
To be totally honest, Ken and Murph were more turned on by the cultural treasures on show at the NY Public Library and MOMA than by a night of Champions League action that produced little more than wailing and gnashing of teeth for Spurs and PSG.
We discuss whether this campaign has done irreparable damage to Antonio Conte’s credibility as a top coach, and whether it is time for Qatar to abandon the PSG dream.
Then we talk to Peter Geoghegan, editor-in-chief of openDemocracy, about the Gary Lineker tweet story which is currently dominating the headlines in the UK. Why has Lineker’s criticism of the British government’s new migration bill caused such a storm? In an increasingly polarised landscape, what would “impartiality” even look like? And is the UK headed towards a new ice age for press freedom?
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