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What’s Melissa Kite On?

DAVID Cameron says teach the kids to drink at home. Says Melisaa Kite:

If the answer to alcoholism really is to teach children how to drink, then why don’t the Tories propose giving away free Dubonnet and soda in schools during break time, or perhaps little bottles of vodka and red bull at lunch.

Yeah, perhaps

Posted: 31st, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Miliband And Barack Obama: Separated At Birth

DAVID Miliband would be Labour Leader.  David Miliband would be leader of the Opposition (surely Prime Minister? -Ed)

David Miliband is for Change, just like Barack Obama. You don’t suppose…

“Labour facing civil war”, according to the Daily Mail.

“Brown furious over Miliband treachery”, says the Daily Express. “Gordon Brown was ‘incandescent’ with rage over a challenge to his authority…” Voice call the foreign secretary “condescending”, “patronising” and “crappy”.

“Brains versus Brown” says the Sun.

The Telegraph’s Ivan Lewis says “timidity and incremental change will not deal with the way people feel right now”.

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Posted: 31st, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Do The Numbers: More Countdown Auditions, With The Telegraph And BBC

AUDITIONS for the person to replace Carol Vorderman as the nation’s favourite TV brain box move on to day 4:

BBC

Vorderman, who is reported to earn in the region of £900,000 a year from the show, announced she was leaving on Friday.

BBC

Vorderman’s agent said on Saturday that the star felt forced to step down from the show when she was told to take a 90% pay cut from a salary understood to be in the region of £1m.

NICOLE MARTIN (Telegraph)

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Posted: 31st, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Money, TV & Radio | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pratchett Fall: Rowan Pelling Is Well Read At Tesco’s

HOW wonderful it is to be well read, to show knowledge by way to quotes and “Yes, I read that”. Says the Telegraph’s literary elephant Rowan Pelling:

Last year, Tesco sold £107.2 million of books. We may think of it as a grocer, but in reality it’s a behemoth, carrying the nation on its vast back like the turtles in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.

That’s the cover of the book he notes on the left, the one with the elephants.

You Anorak’s don’t need to read it…

Posted: 30th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comments (21) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Do The Sums: More Countdown Auditions, With The Guardian

AUDITIONS for the person to replace Carol Vorderman as the nation’s favourite TV brain box move on to day 3: The Guardian:

HEIDI BLAKE (Guardian)

So, farewell then, Carol Vorderman. Following 26 years of co-hosting Channel 4’s flagship gameshow, the woman recently dubbed “Mrs Countdown” is set to take her final bow after reportedly being given 48 hours to accept a 90% cut to her £1.2m pay packet or resign

ZOE WILLIAMS (Guardian)

But to return to that 90% – as any true maths fan would – that was a cut from 800 grand, so it would have left her with £80k.

LEIGH HOLMWOOD (Guardian)

Previous reports put her salary between £900,000 and £1m a year.

Audition 1

Audition 2

Posted: 30th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money, TV & Radio | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sharking For News: Damien Hirst, Pet Sharks And Stealing Sharks To Order

THE summer is here, and with comes the seasonal tales of shark stories. But Anorak detects a sinister twist:

DAILY TELEGRAPH:Damien Hirst auction expected to fetch £65 million – An auction of new works by Damien Hirst – including a pickled zebra, a unicorn and a calf with 18-carat gold hooves – is expected to fetch over £65 million…”

Hirst will also present a pickled tiger shark (£4 million – £6 million), zebra (£2 million – £3 million) and ‘unicorn’ (£2 million – £3 million) – the latter is a foal with a resin horn. All are new works created this year.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: “Rare marble shark stolen from shed aquarium”

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Posted: 30th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Colette Douglas Home Spreads The Fear And Inside Irvine Welsh

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

THE HERALD: “Do you want to see every parent in the dock?”

It’s Colette Douglas Home, professional Maddie opinion giver. And to answer her question: yes. Fingerprint them, photograph them and question them for 42 days. Only the guilty have anything to fear.

Fear:

You’ve got to admit, they shouldn’t have left the children unattended and gone out to dinner.” It was a colleague talking to me about Kate and Gerry McCann. He went on: “We go on holiday with a big group of friends but we’d never do that. We put the wee ones to bed and eat downstairs.”

“And do you check on them every half hour?”

“Yes. Well, we send the teenagers to do the checking.”

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Posted: 29th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (494) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nick Cohen On The Post-Bush Change

NICK Cohen on change after George Bush:

In January, Bush will be history, leaving liberals all alone in a frightening world. Little else will change. Radical Islam will still authorise murder without limit, Iran will still want the bomb and the autocracies of China and Russia will still be growing in wealth and confidence. All those who argued that the ‘root cause’ of the Bush administration lay behind the terror will find that the terror still flourishes when the root cause has retired.

Indeed…

Posted: 28th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Global Warming Headline Of The Day: The Biodiesel Bomber

BIODIESEL is safer for the environment:

Man blows up garage trying to make biodiesel – A man was airlifted to hospital after he blew up his garage attempting to make biodiesel – Daily Telegraph

Says Transport Secretary Alastair Darling:

“The government is keen to support the development of renewable, low carbon transport fuels and all the more so where these are produced in the UK, bringing benefits to the UK economy.”

Want to know how to make the stuff?

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Posted: 28th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sarah Brown Is Fashionably Latte

SARAH Brown, wife to Prime Minister Gordon Brown (correct at time of writing) is on the Times’s front page. Why?

The paper’s Janice Turner explains:

We are at Good Housekeeping magazine’s celebrity accessories swap, held at the North London home of Kathy Lette, the punning Aussie author.

Also there are: Dannii Minogue, Fay Weldon, Ruby Wax, Lynda La Plante – Kathy Lette’s eclectic gang of gal pals.”

I ask Kathy Lette what she plans to swap and, snapping into character, she says: “My husband.” She’d like to trade the QC Geoffrey Robertson for Penny Smith’s bloke but actually she is donating a strange Moschino bag shaped like a milk carton.

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Posted: 28th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump’s Hair Comes Clean: How To Get The Trump Tsunami

DONALD Trump he of the tsunami hair, is in conversation with the Telegraph’s: Nigel Farndale:

I have been trying not to stare at his famous brush-forward, comb-over hairstyle, the one that was once compared to a sunken apricot soufflé and which has been described by the New York Times as ‘an elaborate structure best left to an architecture critic’. As we are talking about branding and image, the question seems to be begged. For the love of God, man, why?

Because other than bringing golf to Scotland, it’s the one challenge left in his life:

“People always comment on it but it’s not that bad and it is mine. I mean, I get killed on it. I had an article where someone said it was a hairpiece but you can see it isn’t. I use spray actually. I’ll comb it wet then spray it so it doesn’t get blown away by the wind. I’ve taken a lot of heat on the hair but, hey, it seems to work.”

Soon everyone will be doing it…

Picture: 14

Posted: 28th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The Tabloid Dog Pack, Kate McCann’s Diary And Shannon Matthews

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

PRESS GAZETTE: “Furious lawyer attacks tabloids’ ‘pack-dog’ mentality over stories”

Read all about it in the Star, Sun, Mirror etc.

Louis Charalambous represented Robert Murat in his libel action against eleven tabloid newspapers. Two other claimants in the same case, Sergey Malinka and Michaela Walczuch, were awarded apologies and a “substantial six-figure settlement”.

Charalambous tells the Press Gazette:

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Posted: 28th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (325) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rachel Cook Inside Jodie Marsh’s Head

JODIE Marsh. Let’s take a look inside…

Ask her to talk about her private life, as the men’s magazines like to do, and you might as well have called the number on a card you found lying on the floor of a Soho phone box. She is unbridled. It is as though she has something important missing: some brain chemical or other.

Marsh

Posted: 27th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hair It Is: Scientists Return David Cameron’s Bike

WHAT did David Cameron says when his bike was stolen?

The Times says he “had his bike pinched while he popped into his local Tesco supermarket in north Kensington to ‘buy some salad’”.

Anorak was certain Cameron said he had popped out for some “salmon”. On such things common touches are established and lost.

But there was one fact: Cameron’s bike has gone. He left his bike outside, and when he returned, there it was, gone.

But the bike is now returned. And it’s all thanks to the Sunday Mirror and its contacts on the street.

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Posted: 27th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Portugal Police Search And Eilis O’Hanlon Empathises

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

SUNDAY PEOPLE: “Police hunt for Maddie ‘is still on’”

Portugal’s top cop has vowed to search “to the ends of the Earth” for Maddie McCann even though prosecutors have shelved the case. Almeida Rodrigues, head of the Judicial Police, said his detectives will chase up all leads until the 15-month mystery is solved.

No end in sight.

He said: “A case only stops being investigated if there is a successful criminal trial.”

IRISH INDEPENDENT: “Only McCanns know full pain of never-ending story – If you find the ambiguity hard to live with, imagine the trauma the McCanns have to endure, writes Eilis O’Hanlon”

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Posted: 27th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (368) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Helen Mirren Isn’t Acting Like The Queen…

…Helen Mirren Is the Queen:

What is (Helen Mirren’s) secret? Is it all in her tsarist Russian genes?

Tracee Hutchison, The Age

Posted: 26th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barack Obama: Obama The Muslim Brother, Hiding From Gordon Brown And The Death Cult

OBAMANIA Watch – Anorak’s look at Barack Obama in the news

Barack Obama is in the UK for the final leg of his world your. He’s meeting Tony Blair. Let us pray:

THE SUN: “Barack Obarmy”

HUNDREDS of cops were standing by today to keep crowds at bay as the Barack Obama roadshow hit London.

Obama’s having breakfast with Tony Blair.

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Posted: 26th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gerard Baker On Obama The Godly

OBAMANIA Watch – Anorak’s look at Barack Obama in the news

Gerard Baker writes in the Times:

He travelled fleet of foot and light of camel, with a small retinue that consisted only of his loyal disciples from the tribe of the Media. He ventured first to the land of the Hindu Kush, where the

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Posted: 25th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daniel Finklestein Goes Back To Obama’s Future

BACK to the future with Barack Obama:

This is the moment to give our children back their future.

I am supposed to do it now?

To be honest I can’t remember where I put their future. Perhaps Mr Obama would allow me a moment to search the house.

Gosh. How frightfully embarrassing. I thought the day after tomorrow was supposed to be the moment to give my children back their future.

The future is what we, er, make of it…

Posted: 25th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Giles Coren Is Journalism’s Christ-Like Figure

GILES Coren is hard to like. He is a mixture of smugness and over-promotion. Giles Coren has written a note to the sub-editors at the Times. You can read it all here (typos and all).  

“I only wrote that sodding paragraph to make that joke. And you’ve f****** stripped it out like a p***** Irish plasterer restoring a renaissance fresco and thinking jesus looks s*** with a bear (sic) so plastering over it.

A bit of arcane social stereotyping and a god complex. As we say, it’s hard to like Giles Coren, unless you’re Giles Coren…

Posted: 25th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Obamania: Barack Obama Invokes Memories Of Past Leaders In Germany

OBAMANIA Watch – Anorak’s look at Barack Obama in the news

BARACK Obama has been in Germany. He is pictured in most paper with one arm raised in the air. The papers all sense echoes of J. F. Kennedy.

But Anorak senses something else, a mixture of the messiah and a charismatic leader from Germany’s past.

“I thought he was very good,” said Julian Metz, a 27-year-old architecture student in Berlin who shook Obama’s hand after the speech. “It was a great feeling to touch him’ – Bloomberg

The Times calls him a “political messiah”. Enthusiasts “dangled from lamp posts first erected by Nazi town planner Albert Speer”.

There were “hints of a future steeliness”.

Says Benedict Nightingale: “There can’t be a politician who looks and acts more clean-living… He does not wave his hands about very much. And when he does it is not an empty gesture but serves to underline a point.”

“Thousands fall under senator’s spell,” says the Telegraph’s Andrew Gimson.

“From an early afternoon it became evident that a religious event was taking place in Berlin. Pilgrims streamed into the Tiergarten, determined to see and hear the man they have come to believe in as their saviour…

Mr Obama’s devotees streamed on foot and by bicycle towards the Victory Column, which commemorates the Prussian defeat of the French in 1870 and was moved to its present position by the Nazis, who also made it taller”

Let’s invade Russia! Says Obama:

“Poorly-secured nuclear material in the former Soviet Union or secrets from a scientist in Pakistan could help build a bomb that detonates in Paris.”

Lets invade Paris!

Gerhard Spörl in Der Spiegel:

Anyone who saw Barack Obama at Berlin’s Siegessäule on Thursday could recognize that this man will become the 44th president of the United States. He is more than ambitious—he wants to lay claim to become the president of the world…

All I vant is a little peace…

McCain is 25 years his senior, a man who because of the torture he endured in Vietnam is in constant pain—unable to comb his hair or lift his arm in celebration.

Hands up for Obama…

Posted: 25th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Suing Amaral, Mark Lawson’s Fact And Fiction, And Bloggers Beware

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

THE GUARDIAN: “The Panama Mystery – Mr and Mrs Canoe’s case fascinates but can’t match crime fiction’s satisfying motives and denouement”

Mark Lawson does so love a good ending to a work of fiction and fact. A super-fiction. Take care you don’t confuse the two.

In his piece Lawson name checks them all: John and Anne Darwin, Radovan Karadzic, Fred and Rose West, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, Ian Huntley, Harold Shipman and…

As the trial was coming to a close, I was at the Harrogate Crime-Writing Festival, and newspapers were reporting the latest developments in the Madeleine McCann case.

Bingo! Where were you?

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Posted: 25th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (626) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The Truth Of The Lie, The Missing Pages And Blonde Lawyers

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

A girl has disappeared. We spent over a year watching the parents via the press. The McCanns have been formally cleared of involvement in Madeleine’s disappearance. But we are still watching them

IRISH INDEPENDENT: “Maddy’s parents turn to their lawyers as book hits shelves”

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Posted: 24th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (729) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


US Papers In A Panic

NEWSPAPERS are in a panic. The Mirror’s new site is a celeb-fest news dump:

The many and deepening cuts at newspapers across the country are starting to take a toll on their content, according to a study being released Monday.

The challenge newspapers must meet immediately is to find more revenue on the Internet, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s study, called “The Changing Newsroom: What is Being Gained and What is Being Lost in America’s Daily Newspapers.”

Newspaper managers need to “find a way to monetize the rapid growth of Web readership before newsroom staff cuts so weaken newspapers that their competitive advantage disappears.”

The new Anorak’s coming to get them…

Posted: 23rd, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Liz Hunt Wonders, The Leaked File And The End

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

DAILY EXPRESS (front page): “MADELEINE – Anger as Portuguese police file is linked”

Yesterday, Madeleine McCann returned to the Express’s front page, a place she once used to own. She’s back today. What price she will be back many times yet?

KATE and Gerry McCann faced further anguish last night after learning that the final police report into their daughter’s disappearance had been leaked to a Portuguese newspaper.

The Express feels their pain and their hurt. And if its readers want to know how bad it is, well, read on:

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Posted: 23rd, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (549) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0