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Manchester attack: what are ‘potentially suspicious items’?

Manchester Attack News: the BBC tell us: “Police find ‘potentially suspicious items'”.

 

 

How is that possible? How can something be potentially suspicious? It’s either suspect or it isn’t.

The trouble with a voracious news cycle is that the …

Posted: 25th, May 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After Manchester: worst of all Salman Abedi was a sexist

 

So far the attack on Manchester in which saw 22 people were murdered at a pop concert by Salman Abedi has been used to illustrate racial harmonyinsult footballers, lambaste apathyfind missing children in Australia and 

Posted: 25th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Epic fail: Sikh Muslim Manchester cab driver illustrates the dire state of journalism in three tweets

Read and weep as journalism takes on the Manchester terror story and fails epically:

 

muslim sikh driver Manchester cab taxi fail

 

 

muslim sikh driver Manchester cab taxi fail

 

 

muslim sikh driver Manchester cab taxi fail

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


How British newspapers changed their front pages after the Manchester attack

As the engaging and insightful Liz Gerard writes, the way the Press responded to the attack in Manchester “demonstrates the intrinsic honesty and desire to tell the story that draws most journalists to the trade.

The papers we see every …

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


#BritishThreatLevels trends on twitter – and it’s f*cking hilarious

The British are responding to the news that the country is on a near-war footing and the threat is critical in the best way possible: with humour and ridicule. #BritishThreatLevels is firing up on Twitter. And it’s brilliant.

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


Manchester, Morrissey and an emotionless suicide

Manchester native Morrissey has shared his view on the slaughter in his home city. Twenty-two people went to a pop concert and didn’t come home. Many more are very badly injured. All around us we are told not to hate, …

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


Manchester terror fake news: Daily Mail looks for phantom missing children (in Australia!)

More fake news from the mainstream media as the Daily Mail appeals for help finding children missing after the slaughter at Manchester Arena. The paper tells readers: “Parents are trying to find children missing after explosion at Ariana Grande gig …

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


Manchester attack: the West must rise again

To bomb a concert packed with young families is an act of savage cowardice. Anyone sane with an ounce of moral fibre feels for Manchester. But this is no time for shoegazing. When people – how many children? – are …

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


Everything you read about drinking during pregnancy is wrong

pregnant-wine

 

Everything you ever read about drinking whilst pregnant is wrong. Prohibition for the pregnant is unfair and unfounded. The Telegraph has news:

Advising women not to drink when pregnant is “sexist” and causes “needless anxiety”, senior academics have said.

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Health shocker: water contains less calories than beer

water beer

 

Health News sensation. The Press Association has news: “Swapping a daily beer for a glass of water cuts the risk of obesity by a fifth and aids weight loss, research suggests.”

Yep. It’s true. Consuming less calories can stop …

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Indonesia whips two consenting adult men 85 times for having gay sex

To Indonesia’s Aceh province where the court has sentenced two men (ages: 20 and 23) to 85 lashes for having sex with each other. The Associated Press reports:

The couple were arrested in late March after neighborhood vigilantes in the

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police watchdog investigates Met’s links to Indian hackers

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating an anonymous tip-off that the London Metropolitan Police’s National Domestic Extremism and Disorder Intelligence Unit asked Indian police to hire hackers to break into the private communications of hundreds of British people, including …

Posted: 15th, May 2017 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hate crime police investigate Caitlyn Jenner heckler who yelled ‘Oi, Bruce, get your dick out!’

It certainly wasn’t polite to heckle Cailtyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner of Kardashian fame, but a hate crime?

The Mail reports:

A photographer shouted at Caitlyn Jenner ‘Oi Bruce, get your dick out’ as she left the British LGBT Awards

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


The courtroom artist captured only the police

The women accused of being Britain’s “first all-female terror gang” are in the dock at Westminster magistrate’s court. They are all charged with conspiracy to murder. The judge asked both women who appeared in veils that covered their faces to …

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sign language woman nails it at Snoop Dogg concert

To Snoop Dogg’s live performance of 50 Cent’s P.I.M.P in New Orleans, where the sign language accompaniment is superb. Take it away, Holly Maniatty.

 

 

Spotter: Pickle

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bloody Corbyn And Brexit: Voters’ deliver candid message to Labour

It turns out that having rubbished the electorate for being thick and voting the wrong way in the referendum, when you go asking for them to vote for you you get told to naff off.

The former leader of the …

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


This 1984 Dune Sandworm made for an uncomfortable sex toy

Item of the day: this 1984 Dune Sandworm Toy. Get a load of those teeth!

 

1984 Dune Sandworm Toy

 

A fremen poised to “ride” the beast as it rolled its open scale towards its highest point could literally mount the worm. As

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Green Left Weekly: ‘British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has done remarkably well’

jeremy corbyn the green paper

 

Australian publication Green Left Weekly aims to deliver “news and ideas the mainstream media won’t”. For instance, it’s the only paper we can find that says “British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has done remarkably well since Conservative Prime …

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 2009 the Sun and Sky told Gordon Brown to grab the TV debate or else

UK's First Ever Leader's Debate

 

Compare and contrast the the Sun’s view on televised leadership debates. Tory leaders Theresa May will not be taking part in one.

April 21 2017:

THERESA May would make mincemeat of Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron on TV.

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google Translate News: Moscow hack gives Manchester’s fat slags and ‘disgusting’ gays a thrashing

If anyone is going to call British women fat slappers and out homosexuals it’ll be the British press. So when Alisa Titko, a writer for Komsomolskaya Pravda, ridiculed British women and lambasted Manchester for allowing gays to be loving …

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


Map reveals white Europeans’ views on blacks

Map reveals white Europeans' views on blacks

 

How racist against blacks are white Europeans? You could simply look at the European Union whose immigration policy is firmly shut to those beyond its borders. If you’re a dark-skinned African refugee, the EU will become a fortress and …

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


Vox revels in bigotry on Bret Stephens joining the New York Times

Vox gets very nasty on the New York Times hiring Bret Stephens:

Earlier this month, the New York Times hired conservative Bret Stephens, longtime writer for the Wall Street Journal, to join its editorial page.

It really shouldn’t have.

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to survive an armed robbery by Jimmy John’s manager Tuker Murray

Tuker Murray Jimmy Johns robbery Kansas

 

To Kansas, where a robbery is going down. The local police tells all:

At 9:15 p.m. April 26, 2017, officers with the KCPD were dispatched to the location at 3900 Broadway Blvd. in regard to an armed robbery. An

Posted: 1st, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When it’s ok to be anti-Semitic and wear a headscarf

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen – the final ‘d’ is silent, so I’ll leave it off – says all Austrian women should wear a headscarf. This will help Muslims feel comfortable and to battle prejudice, he reasons.

“If Islamophobia …

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


The NHS joins the goodly war on sugar

The mantra ‘Sugar is bad’ has been drummed in. It’s a good message, morally right, even. Sugar is linked to all manner of health curses, not least of all fat, which as we’ve been told is a social ill that …

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