Things we like: Washington Post scoops Donald Trump and TfL launches Hello London with Exterion

Donald Trump is held to account by Washington Post journalists, and Exterion Media and Transport for London launch Hello London.

Journalism at its best

The Washington Post and its reporter David Fahrenthold have proved that there is no substitute for good old-fashioned journalism as the newspaper’s sleuthing has uncovered a pattern of scandalous behaviour by presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Fahrenthold’s scoops have included that "pussy" tape of Trump boasting about how he uses his celebrity to "grab" women and an exposé of how the real-estate mogul’s charitable foundation has given away other people’s money and rather less of his own.

In Trump’s "post-truth" world, it’s news journalists who are holding him to account.

Exterion and TfL’s OOH tie-up

Exterion Media and Transport for London are highlighting their deeper partnership with Hello London – a one-stop shop for advertisers and innovative formats including ultra-HD screens and new escalator panels.

TfL staff will be based in Exterion’s new office to help brands book media and experiential campaigns across the Underground and the Overground in one go.

Exterion plied buyers with fizz at a glitzy launch in its home at the Lacon building as it needs to meet a £2bn revenue target over the next eight years.

...And one thing we don't...

Dispute over gambling regulation

Government sources have been hinting at a possible ban on some gambling advertising on daytime TV as a way to halt an increase in people getting into debt because of their betting habits.

While the heavy hand of regulation always needs to be regarded with wariness, the Advertising Association and bookmakers appear keen to oppose even a discussion of daytime curbs.

Yet there is an argument that we are being deluged with gambling ads. We counted spots featuring no fewer than six bookies during the most recent one-day England v Pakistan cricket match on Sky, which should be family daytime viewing. A review would do no harm.

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