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Wilby’s Lament: The Trouble With Modern Journalism

I STARTED Anorak beause I was bored of the press and of reading the same stuff by the same type of braying people. Writes Peter Wilby’s:

 “Walk through our corridors,” a lecturer at one university journalism school told me,

Posted: 16th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Visits US On Same Days As Tony Blair’s Special Envoy

GORDON Brown is in the US. So too is the Pope, Tony Blair’s special envoy.

A coincidence? The Guardian says the Pope’s visit is “threatening to overshadow Brown’s trip.

There is a risk that Americans who didn’t know who …

Posted: 16th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Community Pigs In Bath

pigs-in-space.jpgPIGS in Bath. Says the Times:

A herd of more than 60 pig sculptures, above, appeared yesterday as part of a public art project. The King Bladud’s Pigs in Bath art initiative will eventually lead to 100 of the

Posted: 15th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mark Speight’s London Landmark, Legalise Drugs And Libby Purves

mark-speight.jpg“THE ROOF WHERE TV MARK KILLED HIMSELF,” announces the Star’s front-page headline.

The Star is excited to have found the “exact spot” where children’s TV presenter Mark Speight committed suicide.

And so it is that another London landmark is unveiled. …

Posted: 15th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Tabloids | Comments (16) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shannon Matthews: Benefit Fraud And Karen Matthews’ Life For Ten Lag’s Fags

karen-matthews-face.jpgSHANNON WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Shannon Matthews

THE SUN: “Shannon mum’s claims shame”

Karen Matthews, 32 – accused over the abduction of her nine-year-old daughter – told officials she was looking after four of

Posted: 12th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comments (50) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Naked Mickey Mouse Opera On Ruins Of World Trade Centre

A GERMAN production: “It will be a different, a provocative masked ball on the ruins of the World Trade Centre,” he told reporters before Saturday’s premiere. “The naked stand for people without means, the victims of capitalism, the underclass, who …

Posted: 12th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman Denied Daughter’s Kidney Because State Owns Your Body

kidney_transplan1.gif“SICK MUM IS DENIED DAUGHTER’S KIDNEY.”

Not sick in the pejorative sense but in the way of Rachel Leake being ill.

Before Laura Ashworth, 21, died from an asthma attack she told family and friends she wanted to donate one …

Posted: 12th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Tabloids | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lindsay Lohan 18th Century Hooker

LINDSAY Lohan could be Nancy:

I came across the same phenomenon when researching an article on Sienna Miller: the 18th-century idea that young actresses are little different to common prostitutes is alive and thriving through 21st-century technology.

Posted: 10th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Karen Matthews: Mum’s Gone to Matalan, Off With Her Head And Kids Go Free

karen-matthews-face.jpgSHANNON WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Shannon Matthews

THE SUN: “PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER 1”

No, it’s not Osama bin Laden. It’s Karen Matthews.

Metal plates covered doors and windows at the empty home of

Posted: 10th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (17) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Karen Matthews: Red-Brown Hair, The Ducking Stool And Jailed

karen-matthews-handcuffs.jpgSHANNON WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Shannon Matthews

DAILY TELEGRAPH: “Shannon Matthews’s mother accused of perverting the course of justice”

The mother of nine year old Shannon Matthews has been remanded in custody for her

Posted: 9th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (23) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shannon Matthews: Karen Matthews Arrested, Sentenced To Life In Jail And Counting The Kids

karen-matthews-jail.jpgMADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Shannon Matthews

DAILY EXPRESS: “SHANNON: NOW HER MOTHER IS CHARGED WITH CHILD NEGLECT”

The mother of kidnapped schoolgirl Shannon Matthews was charged last night with perverting the course of justice

Posted: 9th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (18) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Professor Hails The Great British Hoodie

hoodie1.jpgTHE Telegraph’s Laura Clout brings us: “’Hoodies’ were the scourge of Medieval London.’”

Ms Clout’s name should resonate with Telegraph readers who hanker for the days when Great Britain was great and you could walk down the great British road …

Posted: 8th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shannon Matthews: The McCanns, A Shameless Scam And Paul Donovan

karen-matthews-arrested.jpgMADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Shannon Matthews

THE STAR: “SHANNON SNATCH ‘SCAM’”

A scam? Who would have thought it?

The mum of Shannon Matthews has allegedy confessed that her daughter’s abduction was just a

Posted: 8th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (202) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Princess Diana, The Prototype David Beckham: ‘It Was Murder’

princess-diana-wedding-dress1.jpgIT’S 3873 AD (After Diana) and the papers carry news of the self-styled Princess of Hearts.

The Inquest into her death has closed. The ruling is that Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the “gross …

Posted: 8th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bloggers Blogging Themselves To Death

The Telegraph reacts to a NYT article about bloggers blogging themselves to death.

“Blogs are a curious phenomenon. Like modern poetry, they have more writers than readers…those who have lost their health in their determination to sate their readers’ …

Posted: 7th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Problem With Immigrants Is They Are Too Good

foreign-worker.jpg“PROOF that immigrants are taking British jobs,” says the Express which has a graph to prove it.

The line for “UK-born workers” is going down. It is black. The line for “foreign born workers” is going up. It is white.…

Posted: 7th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Tabloids | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


German Duke Franz Herzog von Bayern Is Rightful King Of England

german-royal-family.jpgGOD save Franz Herzog von Bayern new King of England and Scotland.

The Telegraph reports that should Gordon Brown repeal the 1701 Act of Settlement, something he is considering, the 74-year-old German will sit on the throne.

Brown sees the …

Posted: 7th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Strange But True | Comments (35) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Vink Tank: Arsenal, Liverpool And Football Corruption

vink.jpg“FOOTBALLER ‘fixed match to pay off gambling debt of £50,000’” announces the Independent.

Know that a footballer has admitted to fixing match. Who he is we are not told, only that he “has a Premiership club on his CV” and …

Posted: 4th, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Reporting Shannon Matthews: The Guardian’s Masterclass

THE latest twist in the tale of alleged kidnap victim nine-year-old Yorkshire schoolgirl Shannon Matthews’s caused some media headaches. The arrest and subsequent charging of the child’s “stepfather” presented an interesting set of dilemmas for the printed and broadcast media.…

Posted: 3rd, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Burrell And Heather Mills Tour Of Duty

burrell-mills-stage-show.pngSAYS Justice Scott Baker of Princess Diana’s “rock” Paul Burrell: “It was blindingly obvious, wasn’t it, that the evidence that he gave in this court was not the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

“He had written …

Posted: 2nd, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Royal Family | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Magazines Banned From Airbrushing Celebrities

THE Telegraph reports that magazines could be banned from using airbrushed photographs of celebrities that make them look slimmer.

The fear is that these iamges are promoting unrealistic body images.

Says Tim: At the moment it’s actually a voluntary

Posted: 2nd, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Al Gore’s Rage Against The Machine

al-gore-hates-machines.jpgAL Gore has a plan. Al Gore wants 10 million volunteers to force politicians to act on climate change. There will be adverts on American TV. Lots of them.

The target is a big number. The Guardian says it’s twice …

Posted: 1st, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Behold The Flying Penguins

YOU’LL believe a penguin can fly.

flying-penguins.jpg

The BBC series Miracles of Evolution features the flying penguins

Camera crews happened upon a colony of Adélie penguins on King George Island in the South Atlantic.

Isn’t a flying penguin called a puffin?…

Posted: 1st, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Photojournalism, TV & Radio | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Green Power Sinks German Town

global-warming-religion.gifTO Staufen, in the Black Forest. And we’d best hurry because it’s sinking.

The German town is subsiding after authorities drilled underground to harness “green” energy as part of an innovative geothermal power plan.

The contractors drilled down 460ft. they …

Posted: 31st, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Max Mosley’s Carry On Nazi Orgy

spanking-mosley.jpgSIR Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists, would perhaps have approved of the footage of his son Max, enduring a “Nazi-style orgy” with five prostitutes, as is alleged by the News of the World.

Mr Mosely, president …

Posted: 31st, March 2008 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Tabloids | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0