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After London Bridge and Manchester: Douglas Adams was right about the internet

After London Bridge, the news is that there will be crackdown on the internet. Freedom of speech must be curtailed. Encryption must be done away with.

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


After London Bridge: MSNBC puts terror attack at the Vauxhall car factory in Luton

In the unseemly haste to be first with the ‘breaking news’, MSNBC says the terror attack on London Bridge and nearby Borough market took place in… Luton. There was an incident in Vauxhall which is just up the road

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


London Bridge attack: London fights back but democracy capitulates

“We were throwing bottles, chairs, stools, anything we could get. A stool hit one of them on the head,” says Gerard Vowls, an eye-witness to the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market.

“They were running up going ‘this is

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


Ken Loach for Jeremy Corbyn: vote Theresa May if you hate your kids

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Ken Loach’s ad for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is… Well, it’s incredible. Theresa May stars in the Milk Snatcher II:

 

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


‘John Noakes may die’: the BBC’s risk assessment

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John Noakes, hymned for his stint as presenter on BBC TV’s Blue Peter children’s show, has died. Given his life of risk-taking for telly, making it to 83

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


Hate Crime not yet at Manchester massacre levels

If you think it’s a hate crime, then it is a hate crime. The Mail has news on hate crimes in Manchester, where many of the people injured in last week’s slaughter are being treated for life-threatening injuries.

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Posted: 27th, May 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 harmony insult footballers,   lambaste apathy find 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:

 

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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: Google News, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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