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Local Newspapers Offer Bee Shaffer A Job

LOCAL newspapers are in trouble. Tonbridge blogger explains why he’s no longing writing for the Kent Courier (part of DMGT’s Northcliffe, and offers Bee Shaffer and any other media students some work:

This is how it is for …

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Death At The Scientology Center

SCIENTOLOGY. It’s under siege:

A man in his 40s drove up to the Centre in a red convertible yesterday afternoon. He got out of his car and approached three security guards carrying two 5-foot samurai swords in each hand. This

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wintour Of Discontent: Bee Shaffer’s Worried About Getting A Job

BEE Shaffer is Anna Wintour’s daughter. She graduates from Columbia in May. Says Bee:

“I finish in May, and I’m really nervous about the fact nobody’s hiring right now,” she said at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards. “I think everyone’s

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Haggling For The Guardian: All That Glitters For Tanya Gold

THE Guardian’s Tanya Gold is looking for bargains to haggle over. Not wishing to spend any money on travel, she remains in London. Can she haggle Virgin Trains?

Can you haggle over the fixed penalty notice?

In an effort to …

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shannon Matthews: Michael Donovan’s Jaw Broken In Jail

SHANNON Matthews: Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Shannon Matthews and Karen Matthews

Michael Donovan’s jaw has been broken in jail.

Mr Donovan and Ms Matthews, 33, deny joint charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment and perverting the course …

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Polar Bears Explode

POLAR bears respond to the news that global warming is over:

Treaties between Nunavut and the federal government make clear that science should not influence decision-making more than “traditional knowledge”, known as Inuit Qaujimaningit, or IQ. Scientists offer statistical

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Web’s 20 Most Visible Individuals In The United Kingdom

NOWPUBLIC annoucnes its fifth MostPublic Index, identifying the Web’s 20 most visible individuals in the United Kingdom. Hereunder:…

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BritBlog 197

BritBlog 197 – here

Welcome to the 197th edition – slightly shorter than normal after last week’s Baby P editon… These are the best blog stories of the week as nominated by you. Nominations for next week should be

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Odd Spots

The Real Skins – Best Week Ever

Monsters in the movies – Wired

A slow motion raspberry – Cynical C

Lost with Lost – Docarzt

Bacon ice cream – DavidLebovitz


Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Knife Crime: Snith On A Switch And Gnarls Barkley

HEY, kids! Wanna get revenge on a classmate? Here’s how. It’s easy:

Youngsters will be urged to email tip-offs on classmates carrying knives to the police in an initiative starting today.

The new warning service comes via the Crimestoppers’ youth

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mourning Sickness: Good Grief It’s Baby P

BABY P Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Baby P in the news and the Sun’s case of Mourning Sickness and how we can all feel good and get off on a big dose of grief…

THE SUN (editorial): “Nation’s …

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (40) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BNP Rooted In Labour Areas

THE BNP Problem is in Labour Areas says LabourHome

The BNP List Is A Dead Loss

Not All BNP Members Coppers: Proof Leaked

Hating The BNP

Mapping The BNP

Russell Brand Was Once With The BNP

The BNP Guardian Wants

Posted: 23rd, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


NBC Cancels Global Warming

WHO knew that global warming could just be cancelled, it being, after all, a media phenomena:

NBC Universal made the first of potentially several rounds of staffing cuts at The Weather Channel (TWC) on Wednesday, axing the entire staff of

Posted: 23rd, November 2008 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Baby P: Like Diana’s Death, I Was There

TO the Sun the story of Baby P is being told in numbers and gestures.

The big news is that 700,000 people have signed its cut-out-and-send petition that calls for members of Haringey social service and medical staff to be …

Posted: 23rd, November 2008 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (13) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pamela Andrerson: Hey Kids, Mum’s On The Telly

PAMELA Anderson makes them proud……

Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New Labour: British Blowjobs For British Johns

MINISTRY of Truth wonders if British Blowjobs for British Johns is the apt New Labour slogan……

Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Palin Can See Turkey From Her Window

Deal with it, you candy-asses. If you eat meat, something like that is going on in the background for you too – Althouse

The story……

Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mosques End Segregation Of Men And Women

SO it’s not all them and us:

AUSTRALIA’S most senior Muslim has said he will end segregation of men and women in mosques, in a bold response to Islamic women’s anger at entrenched discrimination.

Assimilation……

Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Peak Rate: Turning Luke McCormick’s Victims Into Media Campaigners

LUKE McCormick ploughed his car into the family Peak, killing brothers Arron, 10, and his brother Ben, 8. Their father Phil, 37, who was driving, suffered serious injuries.

McCormick was jailed for seven years and four months, having admitted causing …

Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cold Australians March Up And Down For Global Warming

GLOBAL warming. Brrrrr!

In The Age, last weekend:

Thousands march to stop climate warming

In The Age, this weekend:

Snow falls as state shivers

Light a fire. Save the whales……

Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Do Libel Laws Damage The Investigation?

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

IN The New Year, a House of Commons inquiry will investigate press standards, privacy and libel laws.

The cross-party Culture, Media and …

Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (155) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Baby P: The Mother Revealed, Dad’s Grief And The X Factor

BABY P Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Baby P in the news…

DAILY MIRROR: “Baby P mum bid for new ID after jail”

Who’s to say she will get out of jail?

The mother of tragic Baby P

Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (17) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jon Gaunt Mixes It With Chris Moyes

MORE Jon Gaunt: On BBC DJ and record Nazi Chris Moyes

“Lardy boy Moyles has a new quiz show on Channel 4 where he gives away his possessions and prizes. So on the conveyer belt tonight we have: A year’s

Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Global Luke Warming: Kill A Tree And Save A Whale

GLOBAL warming. Global cooling.  Global luke warming. Either way the whales have had it:

At least 200 narwhal whales in Canada’s Arctic, trapped by winter ice and facing starvation or suffocation, must be culled, officials say.

Save the whale. Turn …

Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rachel Riley Is New Face Of Countdown

RACHEL Riley is not Carol Vorderman… One from the bottom please, Rachel…

Posted: 21st, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (25) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0