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After Barcelona: the driverless van hired by an innocent man

Carnage in Barcelona. Islamists have driven a truck into the city centre, murdering 13 and injuring 100 more. #punchanislamist is NOT trending on twitter, as #punchanazi has done. Barely a week has passed since a woman was killed by a … READ ON

Posted: 18th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Charlottesville racist casts off his robes and declares ‘I’m an actor not a Nazi’ (video)

More on the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a would-be white supremacist is casting off his white polo, cap and khakis (apparently dressing like a golfer makes you a fascist. Who knew? Discuss) and tells the counter-demonstrators chasing him … READ ON

Posted: 18th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs balls: Levy puts Dele Alli in the shop window

In the mad world of football transfers, what is Tottenham and Spurs’ talented irritant Dele Alli worth? Helpfully the BBC says he’s worth £150m. Its story is rooted in the Sun’s “exclusive”, which says Dele Alli won’t be sold to … READ ON

Posted: 17th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Charlottesville: white supremacist rally brings out liberals’ inner Nazi

Peter Cvjetanovic

 

Do you agree that pin-brained loons on the furthest reaches of the far right deserve free speech? Should Nazis get the same freedom of expression as the extreme far Left, the softest liberals, jihadis, Christians and the rest of … READ ON

Posted: 16th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Whoops Apocalypse! Guam radio broadcasts nuclear missile warning in error

North Korea has missiles trained on Guam, an American territory. Will mad Kim Jong-un shoot? KTWG and KSTO radio stations say he already has shot, broadcasting an emergency alert to listeners. But there was no incoming missile. It was an … READ ON

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: Diego Costa and the Daily Mail pile into blameless Conte

Following up its interview with Chelsea striker Daily Mail, the paper leads with “WE BACK DIEGO”. News is that “Antonio Conte’s decision to exile Diego Costa is threatening to damage his strong bonds with other Chelsea players.” Other papers go … READ ON

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, News, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jews get final laugh at ‘anti-Semitic’ Swiss hotel

Aparthaus Paradies, Arosa, Switzerland

 

Jews! To the showers! So reads the sign to “Jewish guests” at the Aparthaus, Arosa, Switzerland.

“To our Jewish guests, women, men and children, please take a shower before you go swimming. If you break the rules I’m forced

READ ON

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British spite rules! The grotesque Garden Bridge is dead

Hurrah! Boris Johnson’s vulgar Garden Bridge will not happen. Londoners should rejoice that this corporate carbuncle is dead. But not everyone is pleased. The Times says the Garden Bridge over the River Thames was “killed off by ‘spiteful’ mayor at … READ ON

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The apogee of identity politics: Lorde blames all whites for Nazis

Lorde, the singer, wants to school you in history, Nazis and race. She’s surveyed the carnage in Charlottesville, and now seeks to apologise for all whites:

 

Lorde Nazi

 

Good Lorde. We hear you.

Sorry about ‘The Few’, the French / … READ ON

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, News, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bill Baxley shames Trump: Alabama Attorney General tells the KKK to ‘kiss my ass’

President Donald Trump’s reaction to the death of Heather Heyer, 32, was lamentable, and to his many detractors illuminating. Heather Heyer, 32, from Charlottesville, was killed as Nazis, the KKK and other white supremacists clashed with counter-protestors in the city. … READ ON

Posted: 14th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cancer charity wrongly paid founder £31,000 from £900,000 budget with £27,000 left over for charitable activities

Have you been mugged by a charity? The Charity Commission has issued an official warning to the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline, citing a  “significant breaches of trust”.

The charity’s founder Wendy Watson MBE was paid £31,000 for her good … READ ON

Posted: 14th, August 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chloe Ayling: My kidnap ‘n’ tell hell

On August 9, the Sun led with the “16 questions that must be answered by kidnap model”. Over two more pages, the Sun puts its 16 questions to glamour model Chloe Ayling, allegedly kidnapped by “sex slavers” and now free.… READ ON

Posted: 13th, August 2017 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: Irony overload as Remainers create Democrats Party to defy will of the people

Posted: 13th, August 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cancel the feeding frenzy: Eric Bellquist is innocent

Having learned where he lives, works and even went to college in a voracious media feeding frenzy, it turns out that and Eric Bellquist is totally innocent. He’s been eliminated from the police inquiry two days after he was … READ ON

Posted: 12th, August 2017 | In: News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dramatic Arsenal winner as Premier League erupts into life

Maybe the Premier League should always begin with an Arsenal home match? Last season the Gunners kicked off with a 3-4 opening day defeat to Liverpool; yesterday Arsenal introduced the 2017-2018 season by beating Leicester City 4-3. Arsenal fans will … READ ON

Posted: 12th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Get whitey: the monstering of Eric Bellquist

Innocent Eric Bellquist denies being the jogger who allegedly shoved a woman into the path of a London bus. Bellquist “categorically denies” he was involved. Presumption of innocence matters. But the media has been engaging in a voracious feeding frenzy, … READ ON

Posted: 11th, August 2017 | In: News | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs balls: Gareth Bale’s return would be a badge of lunacy

Tottenham fans looking for their club to boost the Premier League’s second best side last term with new players are addressed by the Sun’s Paul Jiggins. Just as pressing f8 on the keyboard has for years given the Sun stories … READ ON

Posted: 11th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Spurs | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lena Dunham and the Twitter narks are coming for you

Anyone hankering for Ostalgie (nostalgia for East German life behind the Berlin Wall) should know that elements of American society are sympathetic to your mood. Ersatz liberals are operating a sinister and tentacular network of volunteer narks who will grass … READ ON

Posted: 11th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Israeli wins Thai kickboxing medal after Palestinian refuses to fight

 

Palestinian Sultan Abu al-Hajj refused to fight an Israeli athlete at kickboxing’s World Youth Championship in Thailand. Al-Hajj refused to fight “as there has not yet been an official Palestinian decision over whether to face Israeli athletes in any … READ ON

Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: News, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google blacklists Damore to protect weak women from diverse opinions

Everything is not rosy at Google. An internal memo written by Google engineer James Damore accusing the internet behemoth of operating as an “ideological echo chamber” is riding high on the news cycle. Google, opined Damore, is a place where … READ ON

Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, Money, News, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Bale to Manchester United for a fee that makes Neymar to PSG look cheap

The summer’s here and with it comes the usual news that Gareth Bale dreams of leaving the heat and glory of Real Madrid for life at Manchester United. Like everyone else, the Star hears Real Madrid president Florentino Perez state … READ ON

Posted: 9th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Facebook is punishing smaller publishers

Is Facebook a friend to quality journalism? As well as publishing Anorak, I publish Flashbak. It’s Facebook page is up to 280,000 followers. But very few of the people who choose to follow the Page get to see … READ ON

Posted: 9th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, Money, News, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Clickbait balls: Southampton’s Virjil can Dijk wants Express move to Liverpool or Arsenal or Chelsea

Transfer balls: news is that Southampton’s Virjil can Dijk no longer thinks Southampton’s ambitions match his own. The defender has asked the Saints to let him know if he can move to a club higher up the pay scale. Liverpool … READ ON

Posted: 8th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, News, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man jailed for shooting woman up vagina during sex game

vagina gun crime manchesterDavid Jeffers, 47, inserted a loaded shotgun into his lover’s vagina. And fired. He’s starting a 10-year prison sentence for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The 46 year-old victim was a willing participant in the sex … READ ON

Posted: 8th, August 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who is Neymar’s lover? Tabloids haven’t a clue

Bruna Marquezine nude

 

Brazilian footballer Neymar Junior has moved from Barcelona to PSG, and the tabloids are looking for a love interest. Unable to find one, they instead rest their gaze upon 22-year-old Brazilian actress Bruna Marquezine, who used to date the … READ ON

Posted: 5th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Celebrities, News, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0