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Hyer’s Highlights: Bannon Gets Uninvited

11th September 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: Bannon Gets Uninvited

Ex-editor of right wing news publication Breitbart and President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has been disinvited from the New Yorker Festival after a high-profile backlash over his scheduled appearance.

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Bill and Hillary, described inviting Bannon as the “normalisation of bigotry”. Since leaving the White House, Bannon has continued to vocally support far-right political causes around the globe, including championing a Europe-wide populist so-called “supergroup”.


On Benji Hyer’s Sunday show, listeners debated whether banning the likes of Bannon sets a dangerous precedent of driving extreme views “underground”, or – instead – if it prevents the further spreading those views to more people.

American listener Conrad was determined to point out that “driving people like Bannon and Trump underground is how we got President Trump in the first place”. However, Benji Hyer felt that it was the other way around, and that giving Trump’s controversial views significant exposure was key to his Presidential victory.

Whilst free speech is essential, some opinions simply should not be tolerated or accepted in modern discourse.

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Benji Hyer on Bannon's Dis-Invitation

Benji Hyer responds to listener Conrad who suggests that driving people like Bannon and Trump underground is how Trump became President in the first place. (4 minutes)

Hyer’s Highlights: Trump and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

11th September 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: Trump and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

One would assume that the biggest story coming out of the US this week would be Nike making the poster-boy of the NFL kneeling movement, Colin Kaepernick, the face of their new advertising campaign – a move which has caused both high praise of the brand, and also significant backlash, including some Americans burning their Nike products.

But this was largely overshadowed by two publications in relation to President Trump: firstly, a Bob Woodward book (the journalist who broke the Watergate story) revealing the inner goings-on of the White House, directly followed by an anonymous New York Times newspaper opinion editorial written by somebody from high up within the administration.


Both extraordinary pieces have instigated a conversation over whether they will help shape the demise of the Trump Presidency.

Discussing this on Benji Hyer’s Sunday radio show, listener Lewis wasn’t entirely convinced that this week’s breaking news will land a major blow to the President. Benji asesses this claim and examines whether Trump is in fact more impotent than presumed.

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Benji Hyer on Trupm's Very Bad Week

Benji Hyer responds to listener Lewis who isn't convinced that this week's breaking news will land a major blow to President Trump. (4 minutes)

Hyer’s Highlights: Theresa May’s Dancing

4th September 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: Theresa May’s Dancing

This summer, the UK government has been busy stockpiling goods in anticipation for a potential no-deal with the EU come March 29th, when Brexit takes place.

Whilst some people begin to panic, one woman was having a wild time abroad.

On her trade tour of Africa, Prime Minister Theresa May took part in a few cringy boogies, which have been subsequently been parodied and hilariously dubbed online.


Amidst the widespread mockery of May’s mortifying dance moves, economists attempted to grapple with how he UK exports to all of the African continent will not, in any way, account for the loss of exports to the EU. However, Brits were more focused on tweeting about how May should be signing up for Strictly Come Dancing.

Discussing this on Benji Hyer’s Sunday radio show, listener Roberto sent in a metaphor comparing Theresa May’s dancer to her leadership, which Benji agreed was an accurate illustration of the Prime Minister’s poor governing style.

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Benji Hyer on Theresa May's Dancing

Benji Hyer responds to listener Roberto who compared Theresa May's dancing to her leadership. (3 minutes)