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The French Election is a huge waste of paper

The French election are riding high on the news cycle. The field has narrowed into a straight fight between Front National’s Marine Le Pen and independent Emmanuel Macron. Round 2 will be defined not what the French are for but …

Posted: 24th, April 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dad dragged off plane for ‘sex trafficking’ his 3-year-old daughter

A man and his 3-year-old daughter on a United Airlines flight to the US from Mexico were taken from the plane. A passenger saw the pair and wrongly assumed the man was sex trafficking the child. The man was carrying …

Posted: 24th, April 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Canary Islands ferry tests out sea defences by ramming sea wall

How do you test sea defences? In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, you set the ferry to ramming speed and go for it:

Videos and photos of the accident appeared quite serious, although no injuries

Posted: 23rd, April 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: seeking the man by The Dolphin

Madeleine McCann appears on two national newspapers front pages today. You can read more about the Mirror’s news on a top cop’s theories here.

 

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So much for the opinion. What we who have followed this story from …

Posted: 23rd, April 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: five theories, three ex-coppers and 10 years of nothing

Madeleine McCann: A look at reporting on the missing child. It remains frenzied, speculative, lurid and light on news.

Daily Mail: “Did Madeleine McCann wander off and have an accident? Was she stolen to order? Or was it a …

Posted: 23rd, April 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fearless Girls: the marketing gimmick that mocks the bull

That Fearless Girl statue in Manhattan’s Financial District is terrific. It faces off against Arturo Di Modica’s Charging Bull. Greg Fallis has written a terrific blog post about the two statues and placed both in context:

Back in 1987 there

Posted: 19th, April 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the nanny does’t REALLY know anything

In a “WORLD EXCLUSIVE” the Daily Mirror leads with Madeleine McCann and the statement: “What REALLY happened the night Madeleine disappeared.”

 

 

There are three pages to this front-page screamer. And they can all be distilled into four simple …

Posted: 18th, April 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump gets to work on his Nobel Peace Prize

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Russian and US relations are are at all time low. Well, so say the papers. Two big players in the Balkanisation of the Middle East are at loggerheads. How did this happen?

Ever since Donald Trump became President stories …

Posted: 17th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Huffington Post writer says white men should be denied the right to vote

intolerance Huffington Post white vote only GarlandIf you’re looking for something really dumb, reactionary, horrible and bigoted don’t bother with Kelvin Mackenzie. Look instead to the Huffington Post, where Shelley Garland puts her case for denying the vote to all white men.

Just when …

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


Facebook and Google stuff the fake news turkey

Thanks to the Facebook system you can know what is and is not fake news. In “How to spot fake news” Facebook offers its millions of slack-jawed readers 10 tips for spotting fake news. One signal points to bad spelling.

Posted: 14th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Samantha Baldwin v the State’s secret care system

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Police have arrested Samantha Baldwin on suspicion of abducting her two young sons, Dylan Madge, 6, and Louis Madge, 9, on March 27.  Samantha Baldwin – age 40 (Daily Telegraph) and 42 (Nottingham Post) – and her sons were …

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


Pierre Omidyar’s new journalism is no truth serum for fake news

Combatting the rise of so-called fake news is billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, who will pay $100 million to fund investigative journalism. Omidyar’s Omidyar Network, his philanthropic investment company, aims to give $1 billion to good causes.

The company could, …

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


Banned in Australia: Ayaan Hirsi Ali is unfit for human consumption

Anyone who bought a ticket to hear Ayaan Hirsi Ali speak on her Australian tour will get a full refund. It’s been cancelled because her opinions as so outrageous they present a threat to her security and the safety of …

Posted: 4th, April 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit voters blamed for Croydon attack on Reker Ahmed

 

Having couched the brutal attack on three Kuridish-Iranian asylum seekers as a ‘hate crime‘ fuelled by racism and prejudice rather than individual malice, a violent assault triggered by Brexit, facts are emerging from the Croydon crime scene. …

Posted: 4th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Turning Reker Ahmed’s attack into a moralising Hate Crime

The asylum seeker fighting for life after being beaten up in Croydon, South London, is 17-year-old Reker Ahmed. Initial reports stated that an 8-strong gang of youths kicked the Iranian unconscious after first asking him where he was from. The …

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


British and Spanish monkeys fight over Gibraltar and slave rights

Former Tory party leader Lord Howard has assured the people of Gibraltar that Theresa May would show the same “resolve” as Mrs Thatcher did over the 1982 Falklands Conflict. Why is Howard saying the country is prepared to go to …

Posted: 3rd, April 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit blamed for Croydon attack on Kurdish asylum seekers

Grim news from Croydon, where a 17-year-old Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker has been beaten up as he and two friends – also Iranian Kurds – were at a bus stop. Police are calling it a “hate crime”, which of course it …

Posted: 2nd, April 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Spain’s gypsy child kidnappers

The absence of anything beyond theorising has turned Madeleine McCann into a commodity. And like all goods and services, the media’s speculative assault on Madeleine McCann means ‘Our Maddie’ can be exported to become any nation’s very own Maddie. Brazil

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


Google tax is not cheating tax on revenue

Most of us view the web via Google. The company makes huge amounts of money for showing adverts to internet users. But should it pay more tax? The Daily Mail says Google paid “just” £36.4million in UK corporation tax last …

Posted: 1st, April 2017 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Charles Murray finds Vermont’s Middlebury College a haven for censors, prudes and bigots

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If you want to get away from your troubles – and I mean all of them: people with whom you disagree and who disagree with you; humour; laughter; joy; trust; truth; flirting; conversation; contract-free sex; stupidity; making mistakes; and

Posted: 1st, April 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Murphy’s Law strikes Guido and the Daily Telegraph

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Hard times at Daily Telegraph Towers. The once great newspaper that now produces tons of clickbait balls is looking to remove staff. Guido Fawkes tells his readers as much:

Yesterday the Telegraph told its staff they were planning to

Posted: 30th, March 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Farage becomes the tabloids’ Great British Mascot

Nigel Farage beams from the front pages of the Daily Express and Daily Mail. Legs crossed to best display his Union flag socks-styled socks, a half-drunk pint of the warm stuff in his paw and a patriotic red, white and …

Posted: 30th, March 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC removes ‘terror’ in the language of the Westminster ‘attack’

When Khalid Masood drove his car into scores of people on Westminster Bridge with the intention of killing them and then murdered a policeman, the media was quick to call it an act of terrorism.

Massod is dead, which means …

Posted: 29th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Holocaust Survivor’s obsessive collection of anti-Semitic propoganda

The Jew, Universal Enemy is a cartoon by Philipp Rupprecht (4 September 1900 – 4 April 1975), aka Fips. It appeared in Der Stürmer in 1937, the Nazi newspaper Rupprecht worked for from 1925-1945. The Herrenvolk liked his work very …

Posted: 28th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Government uses Westminster terror attack to limit hard-fought freedom

The reaction to Khalid Massod’s murderous attack in London was clear: we will not let the heinous actions of one man threaten our hard won freedoms. Theresa May assured us that “Any attempt to defeat those values [liberty, democracy, freedom …

Posted: 27th, March 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0