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John Bercow: anti-Trump apostate or jumped-up fool?

Is House of Commons Speaker John Bercow an apostate or a jumped-up pillock who overstepped his brief when he declared that Donald Trump should be banned from addressing Parliament? Maybe he’s both.

The Mail  (front page) says Bercow ‘sparked fury’

Posted: 7th, February 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Superman addresses Donald Trump in 1950

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In 1950, Superman, a refugee from a distant land, had this message for American youth.

…and remember boys and girls, your school like our country is made up of Americans of many different races, religions and national

Posted: 7th, February 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Antoine Griezmann moves to Manchester United for the branding opportunities

The Sun continues to link Antoine Griezmann with a move to Manchester United. In ‘MAD FOR IT’, the paper’s lead sports story is that Atletico Madrid’s star striker ‘wants to be the new Becks’. Griezmann has ‘dropped a hint’ he

Posted: 7th, February 2017 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hacked emails reveal David Beckham swears like a footballer

In what the Sun calls ‘leaked emails’ David Beckham allegedly wrote about his disappointment at receiving an OBE and not a knighthood in the kind of language you’d expect from a footballer. He allegedly called the Honours Committee “unappreciative c***s”.

Posted: 6th, February 2017 | In: Celebrities, Google News, Key Posts, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fake News: Bosnia attack survivor Chelsea Clinton recalls the Bowling Green Massacre

Compare and contrast the following news about the Bowling Green Massacre and Hillary Clinton landing under enemy fire in Bosnia . Fake news is big news right now.

Sat at the top of the new cycle is the idea that

Posted: 5th, February 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Censors, babies and fools burn Milo Yiannopoulos out of Berkeley

‘Out of Berkeley Nazi Scum,’ demands a placard held high at University of California Berkeley. Intolerance will not be tolerated! So goes the protests against to deadline polemicist Milo Yiannopoulos, who having been banned from the virtual world Twitter

Posted: 4th, February 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Seb Dance says don’t trust politicians and the media – and Nigel Farage agrees

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There are so many things about President Trump to be concerned about. His illiberalism. His attitude to free speech he’s against it. His cruel and arbitrary ban on people visiting the US from seven counties. But dismissing his

Posted: 3rd, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The biased Guardian says Trump approves of child killing (Obama droned them to sleep)

Is the media biased against President Trump? He says it is. And get this here’s evidence that he’s right. The Guardian leads with the picture of the Anwar al-Awlaki’s daughter, Nawar al-Awlaki, who “may have been fatally shot

Posted: 1st, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: what did Bastian Schweinsteiger’s celebration really mean?

Media balls: why did Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrate a goal against Wigan Athletic by pretending to play tennis (or was it squash)? His bespoke goal celebration is causing the Press to wonder why he did and what it all

Posted: 31st, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump: God save the Queen from common muck

Donald Trump continues to set the news agenda, his presidency a political take on ‘Stay Tuned’ TV cliffhangers. President Trump’s ill-conceived travel ban dominates the news. But the Daily Mirror has a new angle. It books itself into one of

Posted: 31st, January 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mirror uses John Hurt’s death to bury Theresa May and Donald Trump’s Special Relationship

When Donald Trump was voted in, the Daily Mirror was aghast that he’d called Theresa May after dialling so many other leaders. It was a”poor start to the Special Relationship”. May was “at the back of the queue of world

Posted: 28th, January 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: Tim Farron, Gina Miller and the anti-trust brigade have their eye on you

Is Tim Farron beyond parody? That F. A. R… Oh, never mind. He’s the leader of the LibDems, which were pretty popular and go-ahead until their former leader Nick Clegg stuffed them. Talking about Article 50 and Brexit which

Posted: 25th, January 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit the Daily Express and the 55 Tufton Street gang

So keen are migrant workers to pay UK taxes, the Daily Express says “more than 1 million citizen” of them will “rush in” before the country leaves the European Union.

Well, maybe they will. Maybe they won’t.

 

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The

Posted: 24th, January 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madonna misses the White House as envious celebs bask in Trump’s light

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In the twilight area between fact and fiction lies the Daily Star.  Today’s Star leads with the sensational news that Donald Trump is “IN CELEBRITY BIG BOTHER”.

Such is the way of Trump, it might be that the thin-skinned

Posted: 23rd, January 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madonna occupies victimhood as Rust Belt women are belittled and abused

What do we have? On one side, are the people with no jobs, who endure deprivation and exist in a place called ‘The Rust Belt’. The technocrat, elitist candidate opposing Donald Trump called them “the deplorables”. On the other side

Posted: 22nd, January 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scotland’s The Herald says Trump’s inauguration is an episode of The Twilight Zone

Donald Trump’s affinity with the Scottish people of his mother’s ancestry knows no bounds. Some Scots have been succinct to the point of monosyllabic in giving full throat to their opinions of the US President. Scottish newspaper The Herald is …

Posted: 15th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Graham Taylor versus The Sun: they came to bury him not to praise him

More on Graham Taylor in the Sun , where he is “Golden Graham”, “legend” and “hero”. Taylor “never bore a grudge”, says the Sun , “even after this.” The ‘this’ was the paper’s headline ‘Swedes 2 Turnips 1’, dreamt up

Posted: 13th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Key Posts, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Argie-Bargy In Hun-derland! Sun and Star slam EastEnders over Eyetie Slur

When Danny Dyer’s character Mick Carter told EastEnders viewers the Queen Vic’s Italian supper was “Eyetie night” he triggered a “race row”. So bad is that the Daily Star, the paper that once cheered for the EDL, is aghast.

“Danny

Posted: 13th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scare Stories: Nutella and Kinder eggs give Ambassador Farage’s guests cancer

Nutella gives you cancer. Maybe. Maybe not. The Daily Mail is taking no chances, warning its readers that the sugary spread offers eaters potentially lethal side effects. Well, one of its ingredients might be cancerous. The European Food Safety Authority

Posted: 12th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dave Duncan: How I beat ISIS by being a good bloke

Dave Duncan, from Otley, wanted to help the family of Lukasz Urban, the Polish trucker murdered by Islamist Anis Amri and his ISIS cohorts. Amri used Mr Urban’s truck to murder 12 people and ruin the lives of many more

Posted: 9th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Local News Watch: the greatest two paragraphs of all time

Local News Watch: Adam Hart spots two paragraphs in the Western Gazette which, as he says, show us “journalism at its very best”.

 

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The story is about a car parking matters. Two cars have been spotted parked close

Posted: 8th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea fans found guilty in the most racist incident of all time

Deep on page 9 of the Daily Mirror is the story of four Chelsea fans found guilty of racist violence and given suspended prisoner sentences by a French judge. The four white men were accused of pushing a back man

Posted: 4th, January 2017 | In: Chelsea, Google News, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Michael’s ‘suicide’ lover seen wearing sandals and socks

The post-mortem on George Michael’s body failed to establish a cause of death. There will be further tests. The police are not treating it as suspicious.

But the tabloids know why George Michael died. “Tragic George ‘Killed Himself’,” states the

Posted: 2nd, January 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Daily Mail champions BBC and Hacked Off hypocrites to defeat Murdoch

Enemies can be useful when they agree with you. In a rant against Rupert Murdoch’s bid to “seize control” of Sky, the Mail calls on the great and good to side with it against one man having “complete control of

Posted: 23rd, December 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


#FreeThePress: reject Section 40, champion gossip and smash the new Star Chamber

Hacked Off can call on Steve Coogan (“Press freedom is a lie peddled by proprietors and editors who only care about profit”) and free speech extremists can summon day time telly’s Judge Rinder (first name on application).

Writing in the

Posted: 23rd, December 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0