Media

The New York Times is leader of the pack in its anti-Trump agenda

Trump has driven the American media mad

10 November 2018 9:00 am

New York   An old-fashioned party is a gathering of friends invited by the host or hostess, who foots the…

The riddle of Melania

Melania Trump elegantly rises above the media muck

20 October 2018 9:00 am

I am not sure that Melania Trump had the introduction of Henry IV Part 2 in mind when she sat…

Getting the sack was a shock but not a surprise

20 October 2018 9:00 am

How do I feel? Bruised, but not surprised

Fury and excitement – how the journalists at the New York Times have coped with Trump

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Back when his country was controlled by the USSR, the Czech writer Milan Kundera pointed out that ‘Union of Soviet…

50 years after Bobby Kennedy’s murder, the ‘deep state’ still reigns supreme

9 June 2018 9:00 am

New York   This week 50 years ago saw the assassination of Robert Kennedy, a man I met a couple…

Mind your language: Bacteria

2 September 2017 9:00 am

It’s like whipping cream. All of a sudden it goes stiff and you can turn the bowl upside down without…

Media culpa: journalists are losing the public's trust

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Journalists are losing the public’s trust

Journalists have a lot to answer for

20 May 2017 9:00 am

At a chic dinner party last week, a Trump insider gossiped about an American president having had an affair with…

What shocks me about the BBC: occasionally it isn’t biased

25 March 2017 9:00 am

There’s one thing that bothers me a lot about the letter sent by ‘more than 70’ MPs to the director-general…

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer takes questions during the daily press briefing (Getty)

Why I’m falling in love with Sean Spicer

25 March 2017 9:00 am

At last, someone is taking on the pompous White House hacks

Prue Leith: My Bake Off ‘fake news’ moment

4 March 2017 9:00 am

A fortnight ago I got a taste of what being far too famous might feel like. A leak that I’m…

The American way with ‘pick’ is over here to stay

4 March 2017 9:00 am

I have long pondered the motive with which Michael Wharton, for long the author of the Daily Telegraph’s Peter Simple…

Prince Charles wants a Queen Camilla. He’s still wrong. Here’s why

25 February 2017 9:00 am

The Prince of Wales is campaigning, with skill and discretion, to crown his consort one day. It’s still wrong

Justin Welby is the victim of some very old-fashioned dirty tricks

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Many are still questioning the enthusiasm with which newspapers have implicated Archbishop Justin Welby, as a young man, in the…

Famous people don’t need personal publicists. But they all have them

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Why do the famous pay people to make them even more famous?

My advice to Trump: study President Nixon’s fall

11 February 2017 9:00 am

When I was young my recurring nightmare was that I would die and be reincarnated as a polo pony. I…

Remembering Alexander Chancellor: the man who saved The Spectator

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Remembering Alexander Chancellor, the man who revitalised The Spectator

Ghastly — sometimes no other word will do

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Tatler is turning its back on an irreplaceable word

Donald the Elephant’s days are numbered

28 January 2017 9:00 am

I keep finding myself singing ‘Nellie the elephant’ who, packing her trunk and saying goodbye to the circus, went off…

Zelman Meats: a flesh-obsessed restaurant for the age of hard Brexit

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Zelman Meats — catchphrase ‘great meat’ — is sustenance for a hard Brexit — a harder Brexit, if you will.…

This election was the politically correct vs the politically incorrect

12 November 2016 9:00 am

 New York Americans have been to the polls. Everything is over but the shouting — by the loser, that is:…

Why Philip Hammond should be getting ready to break up RBS

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The new series of The Missing is surely the gloomiest television of the year. But it has nothing on the…

‘Donald’s always been the outgoing one’: meeting the Trump parents

29 October 2016 9:00 am

I have never met Donald Trump, but I knew his parents. A fact that makes me feel about 100 years…

Lights, camera, politics: the triumph of showbiz over argument

15 October 2016 9:00 am

How statecraft became a branch of reality television

Who needs Pravda when you have the New York Times?

10 September 2016 9:00 am

I have a question for you, dear readers: is it me, or is there no newspaper or network in America…