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"Daily coming to you from our studios here at midori house. In london landry miller. My guests remained in nevada and jonathan. Fenby will be here to discuss all the day's big stories and we'll have the latest installment of this week series looking ahead to mayoral elections looming across the north american continent. Stay tuned all that and more coming up right here on the monocle. Daily in association with eliane monocle twenty four. This is the monocle daily. I'm andrew and i am joined today by and divide journalist author and documentary maker and by jonathan fenby chairman of china research and director of european political research at tes lombard. Hello to you both Jonathan listeners will be by now accustomed to hearing you on the daily any more from you shortly. But we haven't had you he for ages. What have you been doing since whenever the hell. The last time was i did. Cover the nine hundred seventy nine hostage crisis by the way that is true. That was on our acclaimed foreign affairs series the foreign desk. This is the daily. We're talking about it's a whole other thing Yeah been quite busy actioning. Making dogs made one in iraq about sheer militia assassinations. Iranian-backed schindler's assassinations. That was last year and this year about rapist indian politicians. Okay but you have also just before we move onto the next subject. You have also reported from afghanistan. I have i went once in two thousand five I bought a ticket Completely on spur of the moment on in a travel agent in tehran and turned up afghanistan. Thinking it would be. Like tehran really wasn't anything like tehran. At a few hundred dollars in my pocket and stayed in a hotel that turned out to be a brothel and i went back in two thousand and ten to make it up community for channel. Four well that will shortly come in very useful because whether us president. Joe biden admitted as much or not. There is little doubt that one of the factors guiding his judgment regarding america's withdraw from afghanistan wolves at the american public had long since lost interest in it ironic then the chaotic and hasty nature of america's departure has parked afghanistan back among the headlines. Who however is going to be able all willing to report on the new regime taliban two point owes line is that they welcome the operation of private independent media as long as it quote does not work against national values unquote. Whatever that should turn out to mean on yesterday's globalist monocle. Twenty four hours flagship news programme host. Emma nelson spoke to the pulitzer prize winning afghan photographer massoud husseini who just escaped his home country for the netherlands and asked him what those photographers and journalists left behind. Might be going through. Unfortunately everybody that. I no doubt trying to get out the country photographer journalists activists and it'd be older part of the democracy actually. Let's say that we had in afghanistan and was a very is coming out is what the taliban tried to use it like. I mean using mobile phones for propaganda. The pictures that they sent the videos that they sent under social media is what they do. It said ingenious like the picture. The video came out from the airport that the young people are trying to get into the u. s. plane that said completely Video and picture from afghanistan after the us and the president had ne- lift afghanistan. So this is what they want to show that. This is the chaos right now. And if you want to be a this chaos to be controlled then you need to kind of recognize our emirate and then renamed to rule in the way that we want. that was the pulitzer prize. Winning afghan photographer masud husseini. Speaking to milton on yesterday's globalist. To first of all how confident to you about the talibans promises to actors guarantors of a free press. I'm laughing not confident at all The interviews with the spokespeople have been quite interesting. Actually because they're being asked about executions and public maiming. They have said well. We will follow the rule of law. It depends what their interpretation of the law is And i was listening to interview today when The presenter of this radio show Ask the taliban. Spokesperson said to paul on spokesperson. When he said by the way you know we had the rule of law before we will have it again when people say this is taliban the second version of the taliban while were the same guys. Good guys and the reporter said well. What about public executions. And he said well if somebody has merited Has done has committed a crime that merits being executed while then he will be executed He said in so many words so of course you know in the taliban exactly known for being the most honest of players so of course. We can't believe anything they say. And also i would like to point out that while they have said that they're going to keep women's safe and women are going to be able to work ready reports coming in A well-known afghan television presenter has been told not to go into work We mustn't forget that since two since the peace still so since twenty twenty in the last year dozens of female journalists activists have already been killed. It's already started. And it started longtime ago jonathan. I was myself on the receiving end of the the press operation of taliban one point zero when i first went to afghanistan in nineteen ninety eight they did have a sort of setup they did issue official taliban press cards they did have a taliban press officer. Who would sit you down on. Read you out the extremely long list of things that you would not be allowed. Do or see yourself while you were in afghanistan and so forth but that was a different world in which they did control all the information coming in and certainly going out of afghanistan. they don't and they can't anymore. Are they going to have to adjust to a new media landscape. Well the way you stop information getting out is by getting rid of the journalists who are sending it out and Applying the kind of legal structure that we've just hearing about to say so you can say oh. Well we're just applying the law. That's all and you've got to apply you've got to deal with all this is happening In many parts of the world. I mean not to go into a what about ism but For instance in hong kong the moment the national security law is being applied basically as the government of hong kong and beijing wanted to be applied and in that kind of situation journalists are. Let's face it. Powerless roommates ave our hard and fast rules. I guess for as a journalist how you can or should operate at a moment like this is being in afghanistan where things have changed dramatically and quickly one power structure has been replaced by another and inbetween times. There is that we'd interregnum which which most journalists will run across at some point where no one's really in charge. It's an odd moment. Yeah and also as you may have experienced before strangely exciting which is quite inappropriate. That fine line between exciting and outright terrifying. Yeah well it. You know what i've seen journalists already come under fire for getting things wrong and i think an but by the way i would like to point out. Female journalists have been pilloried for the what. They're wearing ready that actually they're being told to covered up so there's one particular journalist who's been she had. She's had a really hard time because she's wearing of buyer and a full head scarf covering where as the afghan women themselves a still pretty lax when it comes to their covering the not wearing the full islamic garb. And they're certainly not wearing an abaya which is no which is not enough ghanistan thing But already i'm seeing that night. You know it makes me angry especially for women operating there especially for bond foreign women. It's no easy and you're gonna get things wrong and wh- as you say whether there is this power vacuum you're not quite sure. Should you be making a standard not covering up and being know studying solidarity with afghan women or should you be looking after yourself because as you said. It is quite terrifying. And if you're six foot blond woman you are going to. You know with kids back at home. You're going to want to keep safe. Jonathan in your long experience of journalism of all kinds of view sort of developed any ideas..
Racing Without Gambling
"I'm guessing you've heard of the Kentucky Derby Abi to this race that's run usually early in May we haven't yet talked about the Kentucky Derby this year but that's about to change as we're finally starting to get into rounds of prep races that will winnow the field down to twenty for the run for the roses on May the second so to help us do that. We bring in voice. We haven't heard on this show for too long and and that's Jonathan Listener who writes for horse racing nation. Welcome back Jonathan. So before we get into a few specific horses. WHO's impressed you the most so far on the triple triple crown trail? I think Dennis moment to start the list. Dentists moment strikes to lead right at the top of the stretch at Delta. Two lanes lead our three lately for the final final furlong. Dennis this moment with five length lead scabbard with clear sailing up the second but Dennis moment kicks off the road at the Kentucky Derby in a big way. He barely moved a muscle. That we we have it. RESTRAINING NATION DOT COM user generated Kentucky Derby contender rankings and despite his trouble that experience career dentist moment has not left that number. One spot. You talking about a grade three winner. Who was going to be the favourite the Breeders Cup Juvenile L. Stumbles out of the gate? You know he could be undefeated if you look back at his debut he lost his jockey was really no fault zone so he has the two losses and between between them. He's sandwich to really really nice. Looking victories including his debut at Ellis Park they won by like nineteen and a quarter lengths. I think it was so there's a lot of potential there and he's one that I feel like every once in a while you hear about a derby prospect before they make their debut and then we kind of latch onto them I wanna say it was probably roadster roadster last year because Baffert said he could be his next justify American Farrow and obviously it didn't work out there but they'll Romans has talked up Dennis's moment since before he he ran a race. And so we're we're kind of going to the same thing here As far as a couple of other runners eight rings also out of the Breeder's cup juvenile. He's a really interesting. One didn't really run his race. You know the last time we saw him but I think the way he's going to be handled this season. You have to keep paying attention trained by Bob Baffert. He's he's GonNa run him in the rebel at Oaklawn. And then the Arkansas Derby potentially there as well and then another one that you know kind of on the fence about that you know. He's got a lot of towns. Is Max `field scratched from the Breeders Cup Juvenile. He had a little bit of an issue. There it turns out we found out a couple of weeks after that that he had had a minor surgery for a bone chip. But he's not even in serious training now. Well he's he's he's apparently galloping No works yet and so I think they'll have to do the to A. Ah kind of schedule where you hope to get race out of them and then you have a more serious race which I would expect to be something like the blue grass stakes if everything works out well and he's undeniable town. I'm and I think he's GonNa win a major race somewhere down the road. I don't know if it's going to be the Kentucky Derby and then the other one I feel like it's gotten all the conversation is independence hall at at Independence Hall now makes his move. Independence Hall is the leader getting away to lead by two prints of Pharaohs has moved up on the outside. It's Bourbon Bay Independence All L. linked and a half as they come for the quarto prints of Pharaohs on the outside Bourbon Bay. It is independence hall with the lead and now a furlong to the finish Jose Ortiz showing them the whip now goes to work on independence hall. WHO has a three likely? Just a sixteen to the finish at. It's the constitution called Independence Hall. Tailwind Jerome by four Knights won the national stakes by open links came back and won the jerome. It was a little more workmanlike. But he's going to go. Oh into the new year here as another one of the favorites and if I could talk about one more that has sort of attracted my attention a little bit. It's this ancient warrior horse. I don't know what his path is going to look like. He's Jerry Hall android or for trainee. And if you follow racing at all the last year or so. You'll know that. He's SORTA become embattled. Dan from the strike. Group's tracks out in California But I of all these horses that have won maiden races and we'll be going to the stakes. I want to watch that one closely. He's moved him over to Oakland Park. We should see him in an allowance. Race coming up at the beginning of February and then from then on he should be on the Derby trail else. That's one that that I definitely want to see more of well. You mentioned Bob Baffert. And it's tough to talk about the Kentucky Derby Trail Without Bob Baffert and he has a lot more than the one you mentioned. There's thousand words who ran a big race in the low sal futurity. I'm a Roger Federer Fan but you have to give it up for an doll who is also ambassador trainee. Who looked really really good? So I mean you know Bob Baffert certainly knows how to get horses to the Derby mean how many of these prospects aspects of pan out. I see a path for all of them. To be honest. You know and we also have mentioned authentic. It's still authentic coming to the three the eight ball. He's been in control throughout leads by a length and a half to uncaptured hero. It's all authentic as they pass the quarter pole and turned for home authentic and complete Khaliq Command turning it on. He's in front by sex with a furlong left to go. Zimba Warrior and Assault Coast as authentic is putting on a show. Here is a little green gene shifting about but long gone authentic strolls home in the sham. He'll win by about eight lakes green. It's Grafton stretch and just kept going there and another extremely impressive Horse Nidal I. I wonder about him a little bit. You know we've only seen him one time on Sunday and that six and a half for a long race he he looks like Dortmund Ortmann if you go back to two thousand fifteen big horse. That wasn't extremely fast out of the gate but once he got into stride he went straight to the pace and never really let up there. Yeah it's not not really the kind of horse you want to win the Derby but I think you could get to the Derby and then thousand words certainly has every reason to move forward his last race. I think they had probably a little bit the too much blinker on him and he ended up going head to head with that no door that ran in the Breeders Cup juvenile second. I think it's SORTA legitimize both of those horses that they ran so closely in the future. But I think thousand words is probably at least a couple of lengths better then a no door. He just probably didn't see him in the stretch until Flavian Kinda guided him out and it's like Oh with the blinker. The horse realized he had something to run against a win on. So I guess when you talk about horses that I'm looking at in the new year. Thousand Words is definitely on that shortlist list to Jonathan Listener of racing. Nation is with us here on the gate. We've talked a little bit about the Breeders Cup juvenile which was a topsy turvy race. You had three big horses that we've mentioned into all had their problems that day. We haven't talked about the horse. Who Wanted Storm the court for trainer Peter Martin and that would be a very popular win in the racing business? As you know what chance do you give storm the court to back up what he did in the juvenile. Oh probably not much not a lot of black type in the family. I'm not sure if there's any black type from Stanley I'd agree wise. And then you know he was obviously the beneficiary of other horses stumbles in that race You Know He. He goes gate to wire was not really pressed a whole lot and at the same time. I think they took the blinker. They put their blinkers on. I'm sorry and I have not a fan of lemon. That put blinkers was on a horse at that point in their career. I feel like you should be taken them off so that they can relax. Prepare to go a little bit longer. I think that race and the circumstances just all all came together for storm the court and allowed him to upset that race. It's forty five to one. Whatever he ended up that day I'm sort of in agreement? I think with everybody else that the the the better Derby Derby prospect was no door and second in that race going forward. I want to mention because these races have just happened. Enforceable label for Mark Cassie. Who is not missed? A beat after a son norm went out on his own. He had been his father's chief assistant and enforceable. Really good winning the Lecomte. But we haven't seen too many Lecompte winners. Go on to run well in the Kentucky Derby. Where do you put me as a tap it colt out of a dixie union in marriage? The breeding is good. I put him a really high on my list. As far as forces will be in the Derby but I would not put him on my list of forces that I think can win the Derby and I say that because of his running style you know if we go back to almost every year that the point system has been effect and obviously gets rid of those pure your sprinters. It's the horses that can put themselves near the front at the beginning of the race and keep that pace up and never be caught by closers that tend to win the Derby enforceable enforceable is one of those closers. It's inevitable that he's GONNA run into traffic problem you know. I almost hope he sneaks into the Derby and everybody overlooks. Because I feel like he's the kind of horse could come into the super factor. That's probably going to be a really common line of thought. Though I mean I'm thinking a few months out but the soup perfect You know in the era of a favorites winning the Derby is as remain because it's pretty high minimum of really profitable wager for people nonetheless so yeah for me. He's a super effective player. I I I think he's GonNa be okay as the distance is longer obviously is a full brother Mohammed and a half years day. There's a lot there in the pedigree just really impressive on paper and it was good to see him run as well as he did you know He. He broke his maiden at nine furlongs last summer at Saratoga and it looks like okay. Here's a real two year old and I you know he ran into you. Go into a little bit shorter and the breeder security at keeneland and Max field because two things came together and got him beat but he's definitely better horse than he showed that day and it was good to see him back it up the trump