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Tristan Stewart-Robertson

Tristan Stewart-Robertson

Tristan Stewart-Robertson is a journalist based in Glasgow, Scotland. He writes for Firstpost on the media, internet and serves as an objective, moral compass from the outside.

Nov 16, 2012

Read before you RT: Twitter lessons from Hamas to BBC

A series of incidents in several countries, and involving several organisations, have further highlighted the need for us to think before we tweet, and read before we retweet. #BBC #Defamation #Gaza #Hamas #HowThisWorks #Israel #Lord McAlpine #Twitter

Nov 11, 2012

Jimmy Savile row: Why the BBC should not be shut down

This "crisis" engulfing the world's largest broadcasting organisation needs to be dealt with properly and comprehensively, not hysterically. #BBC #George Entwistle #Jimmy Savile #Tabloids

Nov 6, 2012

Obama, Romney play dirty: Is all hope lost for America?

Republicans are set to oppose everything Obama does if he gets re-elected. Democrats are poised to oppose everything Romney does if he gets elected. #Barack Obama #Mitt Romney #US Presidential Election 2012

Oct 30, 2012

It’s hypocritical for NYT, WSJ to lift paywalls for Sandy

It becomes a bit like dangling a string attached to vital sustenance in front of someone who hasn't eaten in two days: here's information you need now, but after this, it's not information you need. #Hurricane Sandy #InMyOpinion #New York Times #Paywalls #Wall Street Journal

Oct 17, 2012

US Prez polls: Why social media trumps blogs, media outlets

Reading the other stories of America, or even visiting the country in person, can offer a far greater, and more useful, perspective. Even using social media, such as Twitter, to connect to Americans watching debates or attack ads, will be more beneficial. #Barack Obama #Elections #Mitt Romney #OnOurMind #US

Oct 13, 2012

The ‘malarkey’ of election debates

Now it's back to Romney-Obama on Tuesday for what will again be over-hyped and over-analysed, all in the name of the appearance of victory. #Joe Biden #Paul Ryan #PoliticsDecoder #US Presidential Election 2012 #VP debate

Oct 11, 2012

Why Obama desperately needs Biden to win the VP debate

If vice president Joe Biden can't mop the floor with his opponent Paul Ryan in their one debate on Thursday night, it will add to the sense that Team Obama is on the way out. #Barack Obama #democrat #HowThisWorks #Joe Biden #Republican #US Presidential Elections 2012

Oct 4, 2012

Why the Obama-Romney debate was a big fat yawn

It is sad that both men seem content merely to convince the undecided Americans, rather than all of America that they should be the leader for the next four years. #Barack Obama #Colorado #Mitt Romney #OnOurMind #US presidential debate

Sep 14, 2012

Topless royalty, murdered envoys and the great privacy debate

What is a private moment? What is a public one? How do you define dignity? No easy questions, and no easy answers. #Christopher Stevens #CriticalPoint #Kate Middleton #Libya #Media ethics #Prince Harry #US ambassador

Sep 3, 2012

Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

What Pistorius achieved by complaining that the IPC needed to clarify the rules about the length of blades for Paralympic athletes, was to make the games even more mainstream. #Alan Oliveira #Blade runner #HowThisWorks #London 2012 #Oscar Pistorius #Paralympics