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The Death Of Blogging Author Has A Blog

THE death of blogging, says the Economist’s blogger:

The Economist has a proud tradition of anonymity. But in case you wondered who wrote the piece on the death of blogging – it was this gentleman, and he has a

Posted: 14th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Everton’s Non-Performance Performance

“Performance is not a word I can use at the moment. But, hopefully, results will do and the performance will follow” – David Moyes, Everton FC manager…

Posted: 14th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Getting Rid Of George Osborne

LABOUR aims to undemine George Osborne:

Tories face tough choices – and moving George Osborne is one of them – Iain Martin
Sadly, George Osborne should go – Janet Daley
Why we need Ken Clarke to take on Alistair Darling

Posted: 14th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shannon Matthews: Crazy Pigs, 1988 And Bum’s The Word

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

To Leeds Crown Court…

DAILY MIRROR (front page): “POLICE TO SHANNON’S MUM – SHE’S SAFE AND WELL. SHANNON MUM TO POLICE: I LIKE YOUR RINGTONE”…

Posted: 14th, November 2008 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bansturbation In Australia: Banning The Internet

IN AUSTRALIA the new mandatory net filter is being readied to block 10,000 websites that deal in “unwanted content”.

How is it unwanted? We know not, only that it is.…

Posted: 13th, November 2008 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A New Versailles For Spain’s Porkers

SPANISH snouts in troughs:

The new Room of Human Rights and the Alliance of Civilisations, a spectacular cave dripping with multicoloured stalactites and described as the Sistine Chapel of the 21st century, was created by the artist Miquel Barcelo and

Posted: 13th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Baby P, Paedos And Dangers Of Groupthink

ANORAK has spent 18 months pointing out that paedophile abduction is a vanishingly rare occurrence; the belief that paedophile abductors are everywhere is a monstrous delusion which sells a lot of newspapers, and enables politicians to propose restrictions on everyone’s …

Posted: 13th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


MD Leaps From Salford’s MediaCity

IF you are looking for reasons to be cheerful don’t look toward the Corporate division of the Bank of Scotland.

Anorak receives news of MediaCityUK, the 200 acre site at Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, and a subsidiary of the property …

Posted: 13th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Green Monsters: Instilling Fear In Children

CHILDREN are great. They come all new and then you get to work on them, passing on your irrational fears and prejudices.

In a piece entitled “Perhaps a fox could bite my bottom”, the Times looks at the “Anxiety timeline”, …

Posted: 13th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Shannon Matthews And Amber Alerts

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

THE GUARDIAN: “Shannon Matthews drugged and tied up in mother’s fake kidnap plot, court told”

She was another Our Maddie, albeit …

Posted: 13th, November 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (121) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Camilla Gives Charles A Box Of 60

PRINCE Charles turns 60 tomorrow, and the fragrant Camilla is planning to give him 60 individual gifts – one to mark every year of his life.

Look way now, Charles, because Anorak has taken a peek within the Palace’s gift-wrapping …

Posted: 13th, November 2008 | In: News, Photojournalism | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shannon Matthews: No Noose Is Good Noose

SHANNON MATTHEWS: The trial of Karen Matthews and Paul Donovan…

THE SUN (front page): “SHANNON DRUGGED AND KEPT ON LEASH”

There is a stench of sexual perversion in the Sun’s headline. But sex was not the alleged motive in …

Posted: 13th, November 2008 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shannon Matthews: Karen Matthews’ Call To Police

LISTEN as Karen Matthews calls the police about missing daughter Shannon:

OPERATOR: Police, emergency.

MRS MATTHEWS: Hiya, I want to report my daughter as missing, please.

OPERATOR: Right. How old is she?…

Posted: 12th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Work This One Out

I am sorry Cheryl, Pammela et al, but the US as an entity is insane.…

Posted: 12th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


50p cheaper than the Daily Mail and 50 times more fun

Posted: 12th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Before Their Very Eyes

SHE was a brassy blonde whose cleavage was a ticket to fame and fortune. She played dumb and acted smart. She was a one-woman industry with a one-word name: not Jordan, but Sabrina.

Before she was Sabrina, she was …

Posted: 12th, November 2008 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The New Anorak

THE new Anorak site is almost ready.

New site. New writers.

Stay tuned……

Posted: 11th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (31) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wop-Ho: The Dear Old Queen Mother Was The EU Embodied

THE Queen Mother was “ghastly bigot”, says BBC presenter Edward Stourton.

Stourton, the presenter of the Today programme, has penned a book on political correctness and why we could for so long not call the Queen Mum a spoon-fed, wooden-toothed …

Posted: 10th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Aborignes Demonised By White Man Porn

HEADLINE off the day: “Aboriginal pawns in nanny state’s porn game.”

The Australian fails to follow up the zippy headline all that much fun. Readers get a story about racism in Australia and how porn demoinses Aborigines who might look …

Posted: 10th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


F*ck Obama On A Tree

THE post-racial Obama:

Another article from WTHR-Indianapolis gives a more explicit account of this evil deed. It seems that some racist criminal had the stones to paint “F**k Obama” on a tree.

Via

Posted: 10th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Al Gore’s 10-Year-Can Plan For Obama

AL Gore is renewing Obama:

Barack Obama should set drastic targets to force the US to switch to renewable energy in an effort to slow down climate change, according to the former vice president Al Gore. Gore said that

Posted: 10th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


MI5 Fight To Keep Abu Qatada In UK As Tory MP Foments Fear

“THOUSANDS of fanatics in Britain are planning a series of massacres, it was claimed last night,” writes the Star.

The news from an MI5 leaked paper is chilling:

Posted: 10th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Little Weed Wanted For I’m A Celebrity Jungle

RIGHT now the Blue Peter Garden is being made ready for the first arrivals in the I’m A Celebrity Jungle.
Celebrity gnomes Ant (left) and Dec (right) are stood among the lawn of elephant grass through which eyeless pink snakes …

Posted: 10th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gary Glitter Teaches GCSE Students How To Sparkle

GLITTER remains on open sale, Glitter bins lurk in our parks and on our pavements and now to compound the madness Gary Glitter is to be studied by GCSE students.

And not students of crime, rather students in music.

“OUTRAGE,” …

Posted: 10th, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media Scare Stories: Ambidextrous Onanism And Cot Death

MEDIA Scare Stories: on the one hand, dead babies; on the other hand, dead babies…

The proportion of infants arriving at school not knowing whether they are right or left-handed has trebled in the past decade, researchers say. The situation

Posted: 9th, November 2008 | In: News | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0