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Madeleine McCann: Seeking Britain’s Armchair Detectives

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR: “McCANNS HEADHUNT COPS FOR NEW MADDY SEARCH”

As Anorak told you yesterday, the Our Maddie hunt could, maybe, might, you never know, see ex-British police involved. Everyone’s an armchair detective… Or Cluedo.

The Find Madeleine Fund has asked for lists of retired or about-to-retire officers from forces across the country.

Beats playing golf… What do we know so far?

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Posted: 10th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (472) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shannon Matthews: Craig Meehan, Adding Up Images And Gateway Porn

REMEMBER Shannon Matthews? Poor Shannon. Our Shannon.

Craig Meehan, her former live-in adult male role model, foerm lover of mother Karen Matthews, has been in court to answer charges of having indecent images of children on his PC. Meehan denies any wrongdoing.

The papers have the details…

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Posted: 8th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, News, Tabloids | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Plagiarism: Linda La Plante’s Work Entwined With The Five Chimneys

LINDA La Plante denies copying passges of her book Entwined from a 1947 book called Five Chimneys, by a Holocaust survivor, Olga Lengyel.

La Plante:

What conception could Dr Mengele have had of the medical work he did in the camp? His experiments, lacking scientific value, were no more than foolish playing, and all his activities were full of contradictions.

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Posted: 8th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Catholic Funeral For Trees: Pray For Them

A FUNERAL for trees. Let us pray. Dear, Great Sycamore…

Of course, global warmists are just Catholics:

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Posted: 8th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (9) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Credit Crunch: Too Fairy Cuts Costs And Death By Crunch

CREDIT Crunch news of the day:

“Tooth fairy gives less during credit crunch”

The credit crisis has claimed its latest victim – the tooth fairyDaily Telegraph

The average amount left under a pillow for a tooth has dropped from £1.22 to 87p in the past six months, according to research. Says one fairy: “It’s the transport costs.”

“CREDIT CRUNCH IS KILLING US”

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Posted: 8th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Tabloids | Comments (11) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Tabloid Telegraph: Robert De Niro, Food Issues And Eco Nobu

IS there one story that sums up the new tabloid-focused Daily Telegraph? This comes close:

A Michelin-starred restaurant chain part-owned by the actor Robert De Niro is serving endangered bluefin tuna at its London outlets without telling customers, DNA tests have shown.

DNA test on food. Make that DNA tests on celebrity food. And why no kangaroo?

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Posted: 7th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Large Hadron Collider: New Labour’s Theme Song To Armageddon

THE Large Hadron Collider is going to kill us all without mercy nor discrimination (although, fair’s fair, the Swiss get it first). Or not.

The Independent cocks an ear to the big looping hole and hears that the theme tune to Satan’s return and so much death is D:Ream’s paean to miserabilism, Things Can Only Get Better.

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Posted: 7th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (15) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Sting In The EU

WHEN newspapers investigate, journalism is saved:

SAYS EU Ref: “No messing – no irony: this is truly good journalism, a job that only the media can do. The Sunday Times has run a “sting” operation on a corrupt EU official in Brussels. The story opens as follows:”

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Posted: 7th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sarah Palin: Faking Sex Appeal, Hockey Glasses And Crude In Alaska

SARAH Palin Watch: Anorak’s look at Sarah Palin in the news…

DAILY MAIL: “Anger at fake Sarah Palin photos as smear campaign makes her ‘look like a stripper’”

Sarah Palin’s credibility as a possible American Vice-President is being undermined by a series of spoof photographs circulated on the internet.

So says the Mail, whioch in the interests of good reporting, reports the news of the fake photos and – get this – the fake photos…on the, er, internet.

Say what you like about Alaska – but you don’t have to dig far to hit the crude stuff…

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Posted: 7th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Photojournalism, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Polar Bear Watch: Sarah Palin’s Oil Blood Rush

POLAR Bear Watch: Anorak’s look at polar bears in the news, ands Sarah Palin

PALIN: the real scandal. Leonard Doyle in Anchorage Alaska investigates the damning environmental record of the woman who may soon be in the White House”

Isn’t the Indy’s woman in thermal underwear in Alaska to check out a woman who may not have been vetted properly?

Here’s Doyle on polar bear huntin’ Palin and doomed polar bears, doomed by oil:

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Posted: 6th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Looking For 1 Million, Raonaid Murray And Amaral’s Book

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR (front page): “WE’VE SPENT £1M HUNTING FOR MADDIE.”

Kate and Gerry McCann Exclusive: We’ve spent £1m hunting Maddy – EXCLUSIVE McCanns vow to keep searching

THE SUN: “McCanns spend £1m on Maddie search” – Not exclusive.

THE MIRROR: “The couple have shielded the twins from what few facts are known about Madeleine’s disappearance in May last year.”

A few facts? There is only one fact: a child disappeared.

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Posted: 6th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (253) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sarah Palin: Let’s Talk Hair

SARAH Palin Watch: Anorak’s look at Sarah Palin in the news…

“Palin wants it to look as if she’s too busy to spend time on her hair, but this style would take a good hour to do at home,” says Brendan Fowles at Daniel Galvin who “barracuda’d me” for the princely sum of £75.

The hair, or the pelt, as Sarah Palin calls it…

“She’s got very good hair but you need to put curlers in the whole head first, to get the volume, tie it tightly into a pony-tail and then pin down the bits at the back so that they look artfully tousled. The look is feminine without being feminine but quite repressed, and because of that oddly sexy.” – Celia Waldon, Tabloid Telegraph

Any more political insight?

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Posted: 6th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cherie Blair Stops Talking Hysterically About Her Children

CHERIE Blair is talking about knife crime:

Says Cherie in the Indy:

Cherie Booth tells politicians to stop ‘hysterically’ hyping crime: The “hysterical rhetoric of politicians attempting to ride the tiger of public opinion” is fuelling the fear of crime, according to a commission headed by Cherie Booth. – September 5th 2008

Said Cherie Blair in the Indy:

Cherie Blair: ‘I fear for my children’: Cherie Blair admitted yesterday that she fears for the safety of her children when they go out on the streets. She also claimed that government figures drastically underestimate the scale of knife crime among children in Britain. – July 2nd 2008

Indeed…

Spotter

Posted: 5th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Steve Richards: A Comment

STEVE Richards is the Indy’s politcal writer:

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Posted: 5th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Photojournalism | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anorak Pets: A Bichon Frisé Misses The Lift

ANORAK Pets: News on pets in the news…

All Dogs Go The Mezzanine Level:

The owner, who was inside the lift, could only listen in horror as her six-month old pet Lola was strangled on the other side of the doors at a Brighton shopping centre.

This is just awful – wipes away tear…

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Posted: 4th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sarah Palin: John McCain Endorses Levi Johnston

SARAH Palin Watch: Anorak’s look at Sarah Palin in the news…

Yesterday the tabloids looked just past Sarah Palin’s moose ears and talked about her daughter, two-wombs Bristol. Today the broadsheets notice the pregnant teen, and the BBC just stares…

BBC: Main story – she reacted to her critics with “all guns blazing”. Is that a pun? Does she shoot hawks or doves?

Says BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin – who addresses viewers in the manner of a primary school teacher bringing out the big felt tips – “she hit back at her commentators in the press”.

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Posted: 4th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Photojournalism, Politicians | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Buy The Flat And The Villa For The Maddie Experience

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

Old Mr Anorak’s property portfolio is burgeoning. To go with 10 Rillington Place, 23 Cranley Gardens and 25 Cromwell Street, he can now snap up the holiday apartment Madeleine McCann was staying at the time of her disappearance…

GLASGOW DAILY RECORD: “Maddie Flat Up For Sale”

Portuguese newspaper 24 Horas said the asking price is “substantially higher than others with similar characteristics, also on sale in Praia da Luz”.

Why’s that then?

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Posted: 4th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (349) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Live Like The McCanns As Their Praia Da Luz Apartment Goes On Sale

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MAIL: “Holiday apartment where Madeleine McCann went missing goes on sale for £250,000”

The infamous holiday flat where Madeleine McCann vanished has been put up for sale for £250,000.

Can a flat be “infamous”? It was the flat wot dunnit?

Potential buyers could begin viewing the flat from as early as next week, raising the possibility of voyeurs keen to see where the three-year-old disappeared looking round.

Dreadful. Better to just look around the property on the Mail’s website.

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Posted: 3rd, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (334) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cricketer Carpets Chichester Over It’s Bin Policy

THE news in the Tabloid Telegraph is grim and it is dirty:

Council refuses to clean up spilt bin without staff qualified to wear wellies

Egads! Know that:

A council allegedly refused to clean up a dustbin that fell into a four inch stream because no-one “qualified” to wear wellington boots was available. An official from Chichester District Council also allegedly said that ropes and harnesses would be needed to prevent workers from being washed away.

Yeah, Chichester.

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Posted: 3rd, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Photojournalism, Politicians, Strange But True | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Alice Fishburn Finds Evidence That Sarah Palin Is Not Joe Biden

JOE Biden (Obama’s punning mate) praises John McCain (video).

Joe Biden wants to be Neil Kinnock. (Image: Beau Bo D’Or Website)

And the Times’s Alice Fishburn (on Daniel Finklestein’s blog) says she’s found evidence of Sarah Palin (McCain’s stunning mate) praising Barack Obama.

Only, he hasn’t. Not really:

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Posted: 2nd, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sarah Palin: Black Bristol, Teenage Moms And Trig Of The News Dump

SARAH Palin Watch: Anorak’s look at Sarah Palin in the news…

BBC: The BBC is leading with news that Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter Bristol (he-he) is with child. She is pictured holding her four-month old brother Trig, the one some wrongly claim is hers.

The BBC’s Sian Williams mentions rumours that have been circulating on the internet. The BBC is the official broadcaster of unfounded rumour and teenage pregnacy.

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Posted: 2nd, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (29) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: GMTV Tears To Entertain, Jade Goody And Clarence Mitchell PR

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR: “Real victims who reduced me to tears”

Fiona Philips‘the woman with the whitest teeth and yellowest hair in daytime telly’ – “on GMTV heartaches and meltdowns”

Fiona Philips is fighting the tears as Helen Newlove, whose husband Garry has been murdered, is sat on the sofa to tell her story.

Tears are the new laughter.

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Posted: 2nd, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Online-PR, Tabloids | Comments (747) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Global Warming Quote Of The Day: The Sun Must Be Stopped

THE Earth is melting! Says David Adam in the Guardain:

Political inaction on global warming has become so dire that nations must now consider extreme technical solutions—such as blocking out the sun—to address catastrophic temperature rises, scientists from around the world warn today.

Block out the sun… We need fat pople now! Or a big ball of rock with a flag on it…

Posted: 1st, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What’s My Byline: Geoffrey Boycott Explains

“THESE days half the writers need six quotes before they can write a piece,” says Geoffrey Boycott, God of Yorkshire.

“When you’ve got byline, it should be your words.”

Yeah, quotes are for losers.

So says HRH Boycott, whose Telegraph column is touched up and edited by one Simon Briggs…

Posted: 1st, September 2008 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The Bill, Durham Police And Gary Glitter Is Paedos’ ‘Our Maddie’

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR: “Maddy cops vetoed Brit help offer”

But British police have assisted in the McCann case. No?

Portuguese police turned down an offer to help find Madeleine McCann from Britain’s most senior murder investigator, it has emerged.

Emerged?

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Posted: 1st, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comments (508) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0