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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


The Guardian Kills Brian Walden

WRITES the Guardian on Brian Walden and the Sunday Programme, with bowed head:

Today marks the final edition of ITV’s early-morning political show the Sunday Programme, hosted by Steve Richards. That leaves the broadcaster with no political output at all, after bosses decided not to recommission the Sunday Edition – fronted by The Observer’s Andrew Rawnsley – last year. Brian Walden, who famously monstered many a politician on the iconic Weekend World, must be turning in his grave.

You can hear Mr Walden speak here. Come in, Walden, come in…

Posted: 22nd, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Police Errors, Kate And Gerry McCann Speak, And Amaral’s Book

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

Portuguese prosecutors have shelved the investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance. Kate McCann, Gerry McCann and Robert Murat are not longer official suspects.

Fernando Jose Pinto Monteiro, Portugal’s Attorney-General, told police to halt the investigation into of Madeleine’s disappearance.

A statement released by his office confirmed that it had decided to “close the file on the investigation concerning the disappearance of the minor Madeleine McCann due to lack of evidence that any crime was committed by the persons placed under formal investigation”.

But it’s not the end of the matter. And Madeleine McCann returns to the nations’ front pages:

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Posted: 22nd, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (590) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: BBC Is Live, Peter Wilby’s Right, Stephen Glover Investigates And Tabloid Facts

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

Today Portugal’s attorney general, Jose Pinto Monteiro, is to make a statement about the Madeleine McCann case. Reports that the inquiry into her disappearance will be shelved.

This means Kate McCann, Gerry McCann and Robert Murat – the three named suspects – might be cleared.

But what crime occurred? Kidnap? Murder? Paedophilia? Neglect? The Portuguese police have never been able to say for sure.

The BBC has its man in Portugal. It’s “live” from Portugal. And we are watching the parents.

DAILY MAIL (front page): “New agony for Kate as Maddie detective cashes in”

Kate and Gerry McCann are expected to be told today that the inquiry into their daughter’s disappearance is being shelved.

But in a heartbreaking blow, a book by the disgraced former head of the investigation will be published on Thursday promising ‘explosive revelations’ about the inquiry.

The memoir by Goncalo Amaral reportedly contains allegations that Madeleine died accidentally in her parents’ care, and that they disposed of her body to cover up the death.

Why would this be agony now when it is a theory already mentioned in newspapers?

Let’s just stick to the facts:

The McCanns, both 40, vehemently deny the claims.

DAILY MIRROR: “Ex-Maddy cop’s book ‘to tell all’”

Former Chief Inspector Goncalo Amaral, 48, was axed from the investigation last October after criticising Kate and Gerry and the UK police.

But the disgraced officer is expected to repeat his controversial claims when the book – Truth About The Lies – hits the shelves on Thursday.

Will the Mirror dare to repeat the claims? The Mirror deals with facts:

Kate and Gerry, both 39, of Rothley, Leics, are today widely expected to be cleared as official suspects in the case, along with Robert Murat, a Brit living in Praia da Luz.

Such are the, er, facts.

THE GUARDIAN: “Murat’s £800,000 – a minor marketing expense”. Says Peter Wilby:

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Posted: 21st, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Money, Tabloids | Comments (869) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Surgeons To Get OAP Kill Bonus

“SURGEONS to earn ‘patient survival bonuses’,” says the Sunday Telegraph.

Perhaps to help keep the accounts in order, patients should have their stitching designed to say “I survived [insert surgeon’s name here]”?

Says the paper:

NHS surgeons are to be paid bonuses based on the number of lives they save, in radical plans being drawn up by hospitals across Britain.

Anorak wonder if the surgeons will pay a forfeit for a kill, say, losing a tenner for each year a patient is under 50?

The cadaver should be means tested. If a surgeon fails to save a taxpayer, then so much for the worse for them – the medic will have to wear some of the budget deficit. Fail to cure a benefits claimant and find a tenner in your rubber gloves.

The big money is, of course, in treating the old and frail, those high-risk patients bonus-chasing surgeons avoid. Kill a pensioner or someone who needs round-the-clock care or prescription drugs, and get an OBE.

Don’t get old. Don’t get ill.

Posted: 20th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comments (18) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Oxford Greens Support Local Garages

RETURNING to their vehicles parked in Martson, Oxford, drivers find a note:

“Driving an SUV is an unacceptably selfish act in the face of this global emergency. [Which emergency is unstated, but suspicions fall upon the state of mental health care in the community] Your destructive vehicle and scores of others across Oxford have been disabled as part of a wider struggle to avert a global emergency.”

As the Guardian reports, the world be no logen be raved by a Land Rover Discovery, two Honda CRVs, a Mitsubishi Shogun, a Subaru and a Mitsubishi truck.

To save the planet the owners of said vehicles are advised to call out a tow truck (a large vehicle) and have their cars taken to a place where there wheels can be replaced, most likely by imported tyres.

The campaigners message is simple: support your local garage…

Posted: 20th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Our Madeleine McCann: Colin Stagg, Mad Dogs And Lucy Cavendish, And Amaral’s True Lies

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

SUNDAY PEOPLE: “We’ll savage bungling cops on Oprah [Winfrey] show – CLEARED McCANNS VOW TV ONSLAUGHT”

Cleared?

“At noon tomorrow a judge will formally lift the cloud of suspicion.”

Is that a fact?

The couple are likely to focus their fury on top cop Goncalo Amaral, who was kicked off the Madeleine case last October following allegations of incompetence and attacks on his British police counterparts.

“I’LL NEVER HAVE MY LIFE BACK – MURAT” – ‘I don’t know if I will ever be able to shake off the stigma of being ‘that Maddie man‘.”

“People say there is no smoke without fire and there may always be some who still doubt me. I have to live with that for the rest of my life.”

Let’s play a game of word association: Colin Stagg.

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Posted: 20th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (431) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The English In Portugal, Danie Krugel And Entertainment

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

THE SUN: “UK cops in McCann talks”

BRITISH police have met Portugal’s public prosecutor to discuss handing over evidence into the Maddie McCann probe. Local cops are set to close the case on Monday and clear parents Kate and Gerry over their daughter’s disappearance.

Yesterday a Portuguese newspaper claimed British cops tried to stop information – including the results of a DNA test on the McCanns’ hire car – from being made public.

DAILY MAIL: “British police failed to stop DNA evidence in McCann case from being made public”

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Posted: 19th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (557) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Remes’ Pants Guantanamo Bay Demonstration

THIS is US lawyer David Remes. Who he?

Says the Guardian:

David Remes represents 16 Yemeni prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay, takes his trousers off during a press conference. He was demonstrating the mistreatment suffered by his clients

Indeed…

Posted: 17th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Photojournalism | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Saville Kent, Fictional Detectives And D-Day II

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

Madeleine McCann returns to the nation’s front pages.

No mention is made of Robert Murat’s libel settlement with 11 British organs (more on that later), just the Mirror’s news: “MADDY – Law chief: It’s D-Day on Monday.”

D-Day – much like the Sun’s Maddy D-Day on 29th, November 2007, only more decisive.

DAILY STAR: “D-DAY COMING FOR THE MCCANNS”

THE GUARDIAN: “D-day close in McCann investigation”

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Posted: 17th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comments (148) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Guardian On Ignorant Climate Sceptics

AND we thought scepticism was healthy: Says the Guardian’s the paper’s RSS feed:

‘Many Tory MPs still climate sceptics’: Poll suggests up to a fifth of all MPs do not understand, or choose to ignore, the science behind global warming

Only a fifth

Posted: 16th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Robert Murat, Newspapers Escape And Libel

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

ROBERT Murat has won libel actions against Sky, The Daily Express, The Sunday Express, The Daily Star, The Daily Mail, The Evening Standard, The Metro, The Daily Mirror, The News of the World, The Sun and The Scotsman.

His case against the media was due to be heard tomorrow, but he has reached a settlement out of court.

You can read a round-up of the matter here, an search for “Robert Murat” on Anorak, which has been highlighting the media campaign againt the expat for over a year.

This settlement saves the media fighting a battle they had no chance of winning and legal fees. The cost is about £50,000-a-head, which is something of a bargain.

And how have these papers responded to the news? With an apology?

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Posted: 16th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comments (248) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Aaronvitch’s Cuttings

DO they read their own papers?

Splendid cock-up from David Aaronvitch in this morning’s Times. On the question of taking people who carry knives to see stab victims in hospital he said that ‘no one in Government was suggesting any such thing’.

Meanwhile a few pages previously the following transcript from Jacqui Smith on Sky on Sunday is quoted where she is asked, ‘one of those proposals is that people caught carrying knives should be taken to see people in hospital who have been stabbed, or to meet th familes of victimes, is that correct?’. Her response? ‘It is’.

Dizzy

Posted: 15th, July 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0