There are Two Sides to Every Story… even Genocide

Fake news. Alternative facts. Truth, lies, damn lies and statistics. Just what are we to believe? What we’re told to, of course.

It’s the near future and press freedom is no more. Not because some fascist state has stomped a jackboot in the face of our journalists, newspaper editors and media barons, no, the world has finally come to realise there’s a new force in town – us – the people. Trouble is, now anyone can change the course of history with a single tweet or post, democracy is on the brink of collapse. The solution? United Nations Police “moderators”.

Thirty-year-old Richard Warren has been embedded with the BBC and he’s not welcome. His job might be to ensure the world’s most respected media company presents its news in a way that can’t be misinterpreted politically, religiously or morally, but for an organisation that’s taken pride in that very objectivity for over 100 years, it’s a bitter pill to swallow.

Maybe too bitter. Because now there’s a gun in Richard’s hand and a hole in the BBC director-general’s head. Forget fake news. How is the clear-cut reality of a murder to be modded?

Published in 2018. . Can’t wait until then? Subscribe to download regular chapter updates!