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Donald Trump’s Latino fans are Twitter robots

Donald Trump’s Latino fans rally on Twitte:

 

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Posted: 28th, February 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Jimmy Savile sex hunt: Paedo Peel and the only popstar who seduced a groupie

tumblr_o38bsczQGl1u5f06vo1_1280 The Mirror has a BBC paedophile scoop: “World Famous singer seduced tragic BBC girl”. The “girl” was 15-year-old Claire McAlpine, who committed suicide.  The superstar singer who “seduced” her is..?

David Bowie!

No. This one’s still alive. But the …

Posted: 28th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shoplifter stole because only stupid people wait in line

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To Florida, where Hope Hanak, 56, woman was allegedly tried to steal $500 worth of groceries from the Publix on Citrus Tower Boulevard.

Police said Hanak loaded groceries into reusable bags and went to the customer service desk to

Posted: 27th, February 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch the 1970s BBC documentary: Man Alive – The Disc Jockeys

john-peel paedoIn February 1970 the BBC broadcast the documentary Man Alive: The Disc Jockeys. The series was edited by Esther Rantzen’s future hubby Desmond Wilcox. (More on them here.) The show focused on the new wave of BBC Radio …

Posted: 26th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tony Blackburn must die: the BBC kills the messenger

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Tony Blackburn is pictured at his home in Hertfordshire on the Times’ front page. Mr Poptastic has been sacked by the BBC. Why? Is it because the BBC is controlled by untouchable, self-serving elitists who have, as Blackburn says, …

Posted: 26th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jimmy Savile and John Peel’s sex with underage girls will end the depraved BBC

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When asked by a reporter in 2001 whether he was concerned if he would be remembered as a “conning pervert and abuser when he died,” Jimmy Savile replied:

‘If I’m gone that’s that. Bollocks to my legacy. Whatever

Posted: 26th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nominative determinism and Brexit news from Oliver Imhof

Is this further proof that the media hires people based on their names? More nominative determinism from Oliver Imhof:

 

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Posted: 25th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rotherham: when police and criminals collude to rape poor white girls

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How does the media report on the imprisonment of three Hussain brothers – Arshid, Basharat and Bannaras? The men groomed and raped children for nearly 20 years in and around Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Some of their victims were aged …

Posted: 25th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Suits you: Cameron invites shabby chic Corbyn to join the Bullingdon Club

When is a suit an expensive suit? That question to the Daily Mirror, which like most of us watched Prime Minister’s Question Time and heard David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn sniping at one another.

Mr Corbyn asked if the …

Posted: 25th, February 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tony Blackburn, dead Savile and the death of BBC dancer Claire McAlpine

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In front-page news billed as a”World Exclusive”, the Mirror brings news of Tony Blackburn, the BBC radio DJ of no little vintage. “BBC Axe Sex Probe DJ Tony Blackburn,” announces the dire headline, one seemingly written by an SEO …

Posted: 25th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Local news: York thug bites ‘teen’s fingernail’

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It’s all kicking off in York…

Sadly, the story is not funny:

The victim was one of five 18-year-olds walking along Holgate Road in York, towards a birthday party when Callum Brown, 20, started shouting abuse at one of

Posted: 24th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mr Cherry arrested for public indecency at airport (photos)

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To Nashville International Airport, Tennessee, where Eric Cherry is stood before the American Airlines desk. He wants to buy a ticket. But he can’t because police say he can’t buy a ticket whilst naked. They arrest him.

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Posted: 24th, February 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Left hates Jews – any Jew who votes Labour is a Judenrat

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In the FT, Simon Schama tells of “The left’s problem with Jews has a long and miserable history”. For those of you deny the rampant anti-Semitism on the Left, here’s a question for you: Why does Jeremy Corbyn …

Posted: 24th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Katie Hopkins finds ‘Maddie’ on the other side

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

Daily Star (front page): “Maddie: Parents ‘blamed'”

 

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For what? Why? But whom? We soon get to know:

Katie Hopkins sparks fury by saying Maddie McCann’s parents ‘must

Posted: 23rd, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton v Apple and The San Bernardino killers

Hillary Clinton versus Apple and the San Bernardino killers:

 

Hilary Clinton versus Apple and the Sat Bernadino killers

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Posted: 22nd, February 2016 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Louisiana’s Captain Clay Higgins message the gremlins, thugs, animals, punks and heathens

Americas Toughest Cop Captain Clay Higgins

 

Louisiana’s Captain Clay Higgins addresses the gremlins, thugs, animals, punks and heathens:

 

 

Spotter: Tim Blair

Posted: 20th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The sublime beauty of ice braking up on Lake Superior near Duluth

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On Lake Superior near Duluth, the thin ice is backing up. The effect is great. The noise of the ice cracking as it banks up is beautiful:

Posted: 19th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen to Huffington Post editor explain why not paying journalists is ‘authentic’

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How does new journalism work? Stephen Hull, editor-in-chief of Huffington Post UK, was talking with Steve Hewlett on Radio 4’s Media Show yesterday. He was asked why the website doesn’t pay for content. His answer is remarkable:

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Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Two years prison for man who taped up dog and left it to die

This is good news from Canada. Michael Earl Hill, 32, who taped a dog’s muzzle shut, bound its legs and and left it to die in a field will spend the next two years in prison.

Court heard Monday and

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Young dolphin pulled from sea for selfies dies – maybe

To Santa Teresita, Argentina, where tourists are passing around a young dolphin. Everyone wants to pose for a selfie with the critter. Sky News says the dolphin “quickly overheated and died while out of the water. It was still being …

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester Parents asked to stop smoking cannabis on the school run

letter church school weedParents, grandparents, Uncle Cosmic, Worzel, Swampy and other guardians picking up children from St John’s Primary in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, are kindly asked to stop smoking cannabis at the school gates. Parents, says the school non-toking governors, should “set a …

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The twins’ ‘secret’ that isn’t

madeline mccann daily star Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the child who vanished in 2007.

Daily Star (front page): “MADDIE: Twins Secret torment”

The twins are the child’s siblings Sean and Amelie. Kate McCann has “for the first time revealed” what …

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Financial Times writer slams Hewlett Packard over advertising threat

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When The Financial Times wrote a few words on Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman, the company’s marketing chief, Henry Gomez, was upset by the article’s tone. He threatened to stop placing he company’s ads with the newspaper, warning …

Posted: 17th, February 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Left’s little problem with Jews: Oxford University offers a safe space for anti-Semitism

 

Alex Chalmers has quit as co-chair of Oxford University Labour Club. He resigned over the society’s endorsement of the censorious Israel Apartheid Week (IAW). He says “a large proportion of both OULC and the student Left in Oxford more …

Posted: 16th, February 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: speculation, claims and the Algarve crime scene

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Maddie Watch: a look at reporting on Madeleine McCann, the child who vanished in 2007.

Daily Express (front page): “MADDY – Why I think our daughter is still alive and in Portugal”

Maddy – why is this front-page …

Posted: 16th, February 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0