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HARRY Arnold tells BBC TV’s Hillsborough: Searching for the Truth that it was editor Kelvin MacKenzie who created the headline “The Truth”. On 15 April 1989, 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives at Hillsborough football ground. They were in Sheffield for the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.
Harry Arnold was a Sun reporter from 1976 to 1990. He tells the show:
“On the Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie was the rather controversial editor at the time, he liked to write his own headlines. He wrote the headline ‘The Truth’, and the reason I know that is I was about to leave the newsroom when I saw him drawing up the front page.”
The Sun yelled:
“The Truth – Some fans picked pockets of victims Some fans urinated on the brave cops Some fans beat up PC giving kiss of life.”
ARE cats more stupids than dogs? Let’s see.
Dog bites leg:
Beneath the headline “Naked neighbour ‘put me off men’“, Anna Roberts told of Denise Woodage (yep, really), who had been “put off men and sausages for life”, having seen “garden pervert Paul Darlow… pleasuring himself in his back garden in Churchwood Walk, Calcot, and frequently spotted him going about his chores naked – save for a pair of boots.”
Darlow was jailed. Mrs Woodage was upset. And the world got the photograph that once seen cannot be forgotten…
NAOMI Wolf has been chatting about her new book Vagina – A New Biography to the women on Mumsnet. Wolf has made a connection between brain and vagina. She might have also made a link between brains and arse.
Wolf says things like:
“Some people have a lower baseline autonomic nervous system and in lovemaking, something that heightens it like spanking or hair-pulling or some scenario that is threatening – as long as you are in control – that heightens some women’s autonomic nervous system, and in turn heightens their arousal and their orgasm.”
“When you understand that, it’s much less alarming.”
RICHARD Nye, editor of Middlesex listing organ The Richmond Magazine, writes: “…as a daily driver on busy roads, I tend towards the temperate view that the only good cyclist is a dead one.”
The Richmond Magazine contains a half-page display advert from Moore’s Cycles. Will they continue to advertise?
The Manchester Evening News looks at the words of Coroner John Pollard. The paper notes that before he died, Callum Green had played Call of Duty. The MEN says that the Coroner “did not blame the game for the fact that Callum, of Keston Crescent, Brinnington, Stockport, hanged himself”.
EVERYONE pretty much thought of Michael Jackson as a troubled child trapped inside a troubled genius’ body. For a period, he was pretty much untouchable and then, in later life, pretty much in a state where no-one really wanted to touch him unless it was absolutely necessary.
However, the childlike quality remained and you could picture him, floating around his house like Peter Pan (only with a frightening face). You certainly couldn’t imagine him indulging in adult activities like jerking off or getting hammered.
Concerning the latter, that seems to be the case as someone has said that MJ was a hopeless drunk.
LANCE Armstrong is likely to feature a lot in the Times. The seven-times Tour de France winner has decided not to contest doping charges against him. The man who got rich on the back of those successes will not fight for his integrity. Armstrong has been stripped of those Tour titles and every every other result he had achieved since 1998.
In 1999, the Sunday Times went for Armstrong. David Walsh wrote:
“For too long, sportswriting has been unrestrained cheerleading, suspending legitimate doubts and settling for stories of sporting heroism.”
In 2001, Walsh told Sunday Times readers that Armstrong had worked with Italian doctor Michele Ferrari. The story was called Champ of Cheat? The paper had a question: “why would a clean rider work with a dirty doctor?”
LOOK out Honey Boo (see left), the British are coming. Ocean Orrey is the four-year-old voted “Most Beautiful” in the toddler and under-12 beauty Miss Glitz Sparkle pageant staged at the Pride of Lincoln Hotel.
We don’t hear enough of Lincolnshire on the news cycle, do we? Outsiders wonder what goes on there. A place that spawns Margaret Thatcher, The Acid Bath Murderer John George Haigh and Ocean must be worth a look. Maybe it’s the lack of exposure on the international stage that has resulted in Ocean being called Ocean and not North Sea or Spurn Head. And then there are her two brothers, the 18-month-old twins Milan and Madrid.
SOME people might wonder what kind of person would pay upwards of a thousand pounds for a short flight – and then spend the same amount again to allow their dog to in the set in the seats next to them. Answer: the kind of people who fly with the Victor jet charter company (founded by Clive Jackson, pictured above), which has just launched the service.
Not that there’s anything new about pampered pets of course…
Speaking of flying, when airlines refused to allow Mariah Carey’s Jack Russell to travel in first class, she had him chauffeur-driven in her own car instead.
When not in Paris Hilton’s handbag, this tiny chihuahua resides in the $325,000 dog house at her home in Beverly Hills.
Michael Jackson’s chimpanzee lived cheek by jowl with his in-no-way-peculiar owner, as celebrated in various tasteless jokes at the time. They wore the same clothes and Bibbles had his own bodyguard. Home is now in an animal sanctuary in California.
Not only is their food is prepared by the royal chefs, but it is claimed that the Queen prepares each one a stocking at Christmas.
George Clooney’s Vietnamese pot-bellied pig lived in his Hollywood Hills mansion for many years until his death. He was said to have caused the break-up of several relationship, because Clooney refused to put him outside.
ANDY Ferrie and his wife Tracey Ferrie live in a cottage in deepest Leicestershire. The Sun says he is 35 and she is 43. Two men have been shot there. The men – the victims? – were part of a gang of four intruders. Two people have been arrested and held on suspicion of GBH. Four men aged 27, 23, 31 and 33 have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
The Indy reports:
The man and his wife were disturbed by the break-in in the Welby area of Leicestershire, near Melton Mowbray, in the early hours of yesterday morning. It is understood he grabbed a shotgun, which was legally owned, and shot two of the four intruders before calling police. The man, 35, and his 43-year-old wife were arrested in Melton on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. Neither suffered any injuries during the incident.
RISHA Mashir is 11. Other reports say she is 14. She’s a Christian girl living in Umara Jaffar, Pakistan. If that were not hard enough, Risha Mashir has Downs Syndrome. She’s an easy target. And she’s under arrest, alleged to have burned pages from an Arabic textbook which contained passages from the Koran. Risha Mashir is in Adiala Jail, a prison in Rawalpindi. Is a court finds her guilty of blasphemy, Risha Mashir will be sentenced to life imprisonment.
Under the law, section 295c of the country’s penal code, those accused of blaspheming against the Prophet Mohammed may be sentenced to death or life imprisonment. They are fined in addition.
Was she framed?
Risha’s plight began when someone reported seeing her carrying a shopping bag. They said she threw it away. They said that inside the bag were ten partially-burned pages of the Noorani Qaida, a primer for pupils studying Arabic and the Koran.
RIDICULOUS Rap lyrics:
THE advert in the window of Bineet Newsagent’s on Upper Green East, Mitcham, advertises a room for rent. The offer is open to anyone who is not from “India, Pakistan, Africa and Etc.” The room is only available to “clean” East Europeans who are “hard working”.So says the advert in the window of a shop owned by Asians. Business is business – the advert pulls in £1 for a one week display. The shop’s owners are not bothered by it.
THIS is Ana Amemiya, a 22-year-old Japanese glamour model who always wears a cartoon head. (Think Frank Sidebottom’s wayward sister.) Ana is the half-human half-anime idol. A bikini-clad mo-del wearing a big man-made head? It’s been before, but not to cheaply. Forget Jordan and all the comstic surgery. Papier-mâché is the future:
THE tragic death of a German athletics referee this week – speared through the throat with a javelin – was a terrible and highly unusual accident. Yet he was by no means the first unfortunate bystander to find himself in precisely the wrong place at precisely the wrong time…
When Yorkshire’s Jacques Rudolph threw a routine ball back to his bowler in a Twenty20 match against Lancashire last May, he joined an exclusive club of bird-killing cricketers…
ARE you motivated? Are you in touch with your inner penguin? Phil Lucas, motivational
gnu guru, has been collating images of how animals can inspire humankind. (The thoughts of the tree are not know.)
BBC accused of insulting Muslims with new sitcom Citizen Khan as 200 complain about first episode
It was probably unlikely that a TV comedy series about a Muslim community leader would pass without comment.
At the Republican National Convention in Tampa, porn star Lisa Ann – she played Serra Paylin in corporate porn flick Who’s Nailin’ Paylin? – has been hired to perform a GOP-styled strip show at Thee DollHouse adult club.
Hunter Spanjer’s sign violates the Grand Island Public Schools weapons policy.
Says Hunter’s father, Brian Spanjer:
“He’s deaf, and his name sign, they say, is a violation of their weapons policy. “It’s a symbol. It’s an actual sign, a registered sign, through (Signing Exact English).”
GOOD journalism is about show and not tell. Mindful of that, let’s meet Matt Bendoris, the Scottish Sun’s scribe interviewing “Scots violin queen Nicola Benedetti”. The story seems to have been written entirely in drool:
STUNNING violinist Nicola Benedetti becomes as tightly strung as a Stradivarius when pop babe Rihanna’s name crops up. I must have hit a bum note after asking why the sexy Scot doesn’t make more of her fabulous figure — when she suddenly flies off on one.
THE Bic Cristal Biro for her – “Easy Glide — feel the smoothness” – is the pen that keeps on giving. On Amazon, reviews have been enlightening:
ONE key aspect of the Noting Hill carnival is dancers dry humping – winding and grinding – uniformed police officers. The dancers are lithesome and sexed up. The police are stiff and helpless. We’ve compiled a gallery of the best photos of the secret policeman and policewoman’s ball. Truncheons are officers’ own:
NEVER trust a cat. Nora Scott, 80, from Tunstall, Staffordshire, says a neighbour’s cat attacked her. Was Mary Bale right. She was the women who dropped a cat into a state-of-the-art wheelie-bin, turning Lola into Top Cat, every cat’s TV hero. It might have been what Lola wanted. Cats, after all, can control human brains. Mary Bale became the leader of the Mary Bale Fan Club.
Now we read that cats are attacking us:
“I am terrified of this cat. It clawed my face and I had to go to the hospital and get antibiotics. I have spoken to the police, but they say there is nothing they can do. I think there should be a new law, because they have one for dangerous dogs. It just jumped up and clawed all down my face. There was blood everywhere and it left me with a black eye. Now I am too scared to go out, in case it comes after me.”
“Until something is done, then I will have to remain in my house. I used to love pottering about in the garden. I used to grow lovely flowers but I had to cut them all down so I could see whether the cat was hiding there.“
WE know how Julian Assange will be arrested. The British police will not press the fire alarm at the Ecuadorean embassy in London nor will they lure the WikiLeaks founder out with scraps of conspiracy theory and girls. Thanks to a Metropolitan Police, we can read the plans.
The paper reads: “Assange to be arrested in all circumstances … he comes out with diplomatic officials, in diplomatic bag, in diplomatic vehicle.”