Day, James O Brien Listens To People Blaming Benefits Scroungers, The EU, Muslims, Feminists And Immigrants But What Makes James S Daily LBC Show Such Essential Listening And Has Made James A Standout Social Media Star Is The Careful Way He Punctures Their Assumptions And Dismantles Their Arguments Live On Air, Every Single MorningIn How To Be Right, James Provides A Hilarious And Invigorating Guide To Talking To People With Faulty Opinions With Chapters On Every Lightning Rod Issue, James Shows How People Have Been Fooled Into Thinking ↠´ read ✓ How To Be Right by James O'Brien Õ The Way They Do, And In Each Case Outlines The Key Questions To Ask To Reveal Fallacies, Inconsistencies And Double StandardsIf You Ever Get Cornered By Ardent Brexiteers, Daily Mail Disciples Or Little England Patriots, This Book Is Your Conversation Survival Guide I Have Had A Ringside Seat As A Significant Swathe Of The British Population Was Persuaded That Their Failures Were The Fault Of Foreigners, That Unisex Lavatories Threatened Their Peace Of Mind And That All Muslims Must Somehow Apologise For Terror Attacks By Extremists I Have Tried To Dissuade Them And Sometimes Succeeded The Challenge Is To Distinguish Sharply Between The People Who Told Lies And The People Whose Only Offence Was To Believe Them James O Brien Senryu Review Scathing phone in hostdissects the cant, lies, blustermauling freedom s face O Brien is such a sane voice in today s increasingly toxic world refusing to accept the often unthinking inanities of people incensed by Muslims, migrants, Remainers, uppity women, feminists, gay trans people, Trump haters, millenials, the young in general and just about anyone else who doesn t fit into some kind of narrow definition of us , he subjects and importantly forces them on his phone in show to subject their often rabid and deeply offensive opinions to factual and cool critical analysis That he does this with wit, albeit acidic at times, and humour and a kind of dogged refusal to be side tracked is wholly admirable, revealing and frequently very funny Although sometimes in a kind of tragic way. O Brien as a journalist isgenerous than I am in blaming not individuals but the right wing media which feeds, and makes a pr
I thought How To Be Right was excellent It is readable, thoughtful, intelligent and humane. James O Brien writes very well indeed Drawing on his experience as a print journalist and then as a long standing and very successful radio phone in host, he dissects the prejudices, myths and downright lies which pollute our debates so badly these days What is so striking, though, is that he tries to believe that people are sincere but have been misled by powerful politicians, media outlets and the like, so he is less concerned with winning the argument than with trying to get people actually to analyse and justify their positions As he says and illustrates well with transcripts from his shows, the absurd, the vitriolic and the hateful rhetoric which is now so common, almost always crumbles in the face of simple This was weird I totally agree with James o Brien s opinions, so I thought I would have liked this bookthan I did As it is, I did enjoy it but I didn t love it He came across as slightly patronising he seems to think hat the only reason people hate immigrants or find LGBT folk unpleasant or voted Brexit is because they ve been drip fed a diet of low level hatred for years and years by the Daily Mail And while that is certainly a factor, and while I think that the Daily Mail is horrific beyond measure, the author seems to overlook the fact that THESE PEOPLE ARE CAPABLE OF THINKING FOR THEMSELVES They have brains in their heads They don t have to believe everything they read Maybe they re just arseholes And while I would be very
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