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The Tories are rubbish but poll says we don’t want a Labour government

Labour Tories May Corbyn poll

 

Not much demand to overthrow the Government is there, according to this poll in the Times.

A Tory Party bereft of ideas with an illiberal ‘dead woman walking’ as a leader and yet Labour remains unattractive and less …

Posted: 23rd, June 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Google News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal Balls: Mesut Ozil kisses the badge but Welbeck get Sanchez’s Number 7 shirt

Transfer Balls: The Daily Telegraph no longer exists to report news. It exits to foster rumour on the back of unbelievable fantasy and what it dramatically calls “cryptic messages” –  and the rest of us call tweets. In today’s …

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Peak Clickbait: Arsenal player transfers to Arsenal

Have we reached peak clickbait in the Daily Telegraph? In “Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to leave Arsenal? Seven destinations and seven replacements”, the paper of record ticks all the boxes in how to create clicks from nothing.

 

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Having asked …

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Google News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Times journalist calls everyone who doesn’t vote Labour a ‘c**t’

Times journalist Caitlin Moran has reportedly tweeted: “Obviously there’s more nuanced take on this, but, broadly, voting Labour = not being a cunt.”

 

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In November 2016, the Sunday Times interviewed Conservative leader Theresa May – a non-Labour voter, …

Posted: 8th, June 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Manchester United agree terms with Griezmann but don’t want him

Transfer balls: Antione Griezmann is not joining Manchester United. United have “shelved plans to sing Grizemann” (Sun); “United interest in Griezmann fades” (Express and Mirror); and “Ant shoved aside as Jose turns to Lukaku” (Daily Star) tells us …

Posted: 2nd, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Broadsheets, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Burqa Babes: Daily Telegraph identifies jihadi bride of the month

Working on the Telegraph’s picture desk is a skilled task. To illustrate the story that “British jihadi brides are returning home after being widowed, or being sent away by husbands preparing to make a final stand with the Islamic State …

Posted: 31st, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Salma Hayek’s Pizza Hell

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“I’m a very good stepmum,” Hayek insists. “I always wanted more children, but I couldn’t have another after Valentina. You have to work very hard to please them all. If you are making pizza, there is one who doesn’t

Posted: 28th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How British newspapers changed their front pages after the Manchester attack

As the engaging and insightful Liz Gerard writes, the way the Press responded to the attack in Manchester “demonstrates the intrinsic honesty and desire to tell the story that draws most journalists to the trade.

The papers we see every …

Posted: 24th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pippa Middleton’s wedding tips: be shaggable

When Pippa Middleton married James Matthews reporting was split: he was all money; she was all looks. Stood in the supermarket queue a woman saw me looking at the Hello! magazine cover featuring Pippa and her sister Kate (who …

Posted: 21st, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Other parents: keeping up with the Corens

Victoria Coren shares her views on motherhood in the Guardian:

I’m not complaining about the time spent. That’s how I wanted to spend my time. Different people react to parenthood in different ways. Many of my closest friends, who

Posted: 21st, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Art Buchwald for the LA Times in 1973 – Nixon (not Trump)

Art Buchwald for the @latimes in 1973.

 

 Art Buchwald for the @latimes in 1973.

Posted: 20th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Everything you read about drinking during pregnancy is wrong

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Everything you ever read about drinking whilst pregnant is wrong. Prohibition for the pregnant is unfair and unfounded. The Telegraph has news:

Advising women not to drink when pregnant is “sexist” and causes “needless anxiety”, senior academics have said.

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Health shocker: water contains less calories than beer

water beer

 

Health News sensation. The Press Association has news: “Swapping a daily beer for a glass of water cuts the risk of obesity by a fifth and aids weight loss, research suggests.”

Yep. It’s true. Consuming less calories can stop …

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Labour Party’s ‘imaginary monkey’

John Trickett – Shadow lord president of the council, standing in Hemsworth. The Times has news:

 

 

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Spotter: Michael Moran, by Patrick Kidd in The Times

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The textbook Theresa May interview

Theresa May must have splinters from sitting on the fence for so long. Talking with the Sunday Times, May gave answers to a questionnaire. They are textbook Theresa May:

 

textbook theresa may interview

textbook theresa may interview

 

Spotter: @MrHarryCole…

Posted: 14th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Yorkshire Ripper IS a bastard and ‘Maddie’ not found in Africa

Today in Tautological Tabloid news we read that Peter Sutcliffe has engaged in a “SICK RIPPER RANT”. Sutcliffe is perhaps better known as the Yorkshire Ripper, a man who in 1981 was convicted of murdering thirteen women and attempting to …

Posted: 11th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Labour activist Bethany Barker gets publicly shamed

Kids, eh. They say the darndest things. Take Bethany Baker, 19, described in the Telegraph as the “student chosen to introduce Jeremy Corbyn at his local election launch”. Bethany Baker has just resigned as general secretary of Nottingham Labour Students. …

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal: one player or maybe seven wins the title for Gunners, says Souness

Mystic Meg, eat yer heart out. In his article on Arsenal v Manchester United for the Sunday Times, former Spurs and Liverpool player Graeme Souness begins by tooting his own horn: “I predicted in March in this column that …

Posted: 7th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Green Left Weekly: ‘British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has done remarkably well’

jeremy corbyn the green paper

 

Australian publication Green Left Weekly aims to deliver “news and ideas the mainstream media won’t”. For instance, it’s the only paper we can find that says “British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has done remarkably well since Conservative Prime …

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google Translate News: Moscow hack gives Manchester’s fat slags and ‘disgusting’ gays a thrashing

If anyone is going to call British women fat slappers and out homosexuals it’ll be the British press. So when Alisa Titko, a writer for Komsomolskaya Pravda, ridiculed British women and lambasted Manchester for allowing gays to be loving …

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Press: ‘200 year old wolves return to Denmark’

Wolves are back in Denmark. The Telegraph has the scoop:

At least five wolves, including one female, have returned to Denmark for the first time in two centuries, a zoologist who has obtained DNA evidence said on Thursday.

 

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Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: most of the British Press ignores the 10th anniversary

Ten year ago today Madeleine McCann was reported missing. Today the media marks the unhappy truth that a decade of reporting, fund-raising, investigating and watching has added not a single new fact to the original report: child vanishes. This is …

Posted: 3rd, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the Met’s 10th anniversary PR exercise ‘COULD’ be news

Madeleine McCann: 10th anniversary news round-up.

The Daily Mail (front page): “MADDIE POLICE CHASING ‘CRITICAL LEAD'”.

 

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That Madeleine McCann remains front-page news 10 years after her vanishing – and after ten years of no evidence of what happened …

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Google News, Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit blamed for Croydon attack on Kurdish asylum seekers

Grim news from Croydon, where a 17-year-old Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker has been beaten up as he and two friends – also Iranian Kurds – were at a bus stop. Police are calling it a “hate crime”, which of course it …

Posted: 2nd, April 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Murphy’s Law strikes Guido and the Daily Telegraph

murphy's law

 

Hard times at Daily Telegraph Towers. The once great newspaper that now produces tons of clickbait balls is looking to remove staff. Guido Fawkes tells his readers as much:

Yesterday the Telegraph told its staff they were planning to

Posted: 30th, March 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0