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Why Gordon Brown’s Rescue Package Is Not Going To Work

GORDON Brown has got it wrong and the banking system remains inherently f*cked:

Despite all the gushing in the media, the drooling about “saviour” Brown (or not, depending on what you read), this “rescue” package is not going to work.

Posted: 14th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (11) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Let The Poor Eat Our Words

CREDIT Crunch news of the day: Simon Jenkins lets the poor eat words…

Yes, some people are poor and some are out of work, but not everyone; not even a majority. Keynes was right. The most important thing in

Posted: 14th, October 2008 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The BNP Guardian Wants British Coffee For British Coffee Drinkers

EXCUSE me. Yes, you with the “our” watery Starbucks coffee, the fair trade sugar and look of understanding.

The Guardian would like to garner your thoughts on the BNP.

“Does the BNP speak for you?”

You put down your white …

Posted: 14th, October 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (148) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Back John McCain At 5 To One And Free Bet

Betfair is offering 5/1 on a McCain victory.

Must be worth a punt… With a free £10 bet……

Posted: 14th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Credit Crunch Laughs With Sue Carroll And Kevin Maguire

CREDIT Crunch. He-he. Stop, you’re killing us.

“KNOW what I do find really depressing about the credit crunch? All those newspaper articles about looking on the bright side and finding reasons to be cheerful.
Sue Carrol, Daily Mirror

Elsewhere …

Posted: 14th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Silence Of The Bankers

For months Anorak has been calling for heads on the block. For months we have said the banking system was the cause of the present crisis and not the use of hedge funds or marginal calls.

Too late the penny …

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


New York’s Climate Kops Shun Light, The Bringer Of Daymares

THE Green Shirts are coming. No, not cub scouts. Worse: Klimate Kops.

The New York Times spots them watching you:

Sometimes, Jennifer Ross feels she cannot make a move at home without inviting the scorn of her daughters, 10-year-old Grace

Posted: 14th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Palin Comes Clean On Abuses Of Power

SAYS Sarah Palin:

See as a senator, John has confronted the corrupt ways of Washington. And the wasteful spending. And the abuses of power. As president, he’s going to end those once and for all.

Last Friday, the Troopergate …

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


TMZ Pushes Corporate Palin Porn

“I SEE huge opportunities in covering politics in a way that would be interesting and fun for people.

People say you can’t make politicians as interesting as Hollywood celebrities, because they’re not as good-looking, not as well-known, not as entertaining.

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


Brown Declares Jihad On Bankers

“BLOODBATH OF THE BANKERS,” screams the Mirror’s front-page screamer.

Gordon Brown is “determined heads must roll”.

Rejoice, Routledge, Rejoice!

Posted: 13th, October 2008 | In: News, Tabloids | Comments (20) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


High School Musical Make Good For Eat

HIGH School music. It’s anything you want it to be.

Just write the words “High School Musical” on something and it becomes magically better. James Lileks works it out:

At the grocery store I encountered the most oddly named cereal

Posted: 13th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Morgan And Mitsubishi Are Two Star Crossed Lovers

We’ve been closely following this tragedy as it unfolded; the engagement that was broken off, the marriage that was never consummated, but last week we thought that finally they would tie the knot.

Only to discover that the inexorable workings …

Posted: 13th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sarah Palin Is A C*** T-Shirt

SARAH Palin is a c***.

What would the media do if someone wore tee shirts that said, “Obama is a BLANK”. Fill in the blank any way you want, but we bet there would be riots. Calling Palin a “c***”…and

Posted: 13th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (36) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann Gives Lives Meaning And Worth

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

INTERNATIONAL HERLAD TRIUBIUNE (France): “Billionaire retailer Green shops for a bargain”

Mark Pootter says Philip Green is on the hunt for a …

Posted: 13th, October 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (253) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Obama: Coming Up For Ayers

JOHN Dickerson on Obama and his terrorist friend Ayres:

Voters are cynical. Obama doesn’t want them to be, implores them not to be at almost every campaign stop, yet in this episode he benefits from their cynicism. If [he] weathers

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


Red State For Obama

SAYS a founder of Red State:

 

In the end, I couldn’t do it. My California ballot arrived in the mail today, and I opened it fully intending to vote for John McCain. I filled out the state propositions first… 

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


The World According To Daily Mail Readers

A DAILY Mail reader explains the cutent economic downturn:

Britain has been wecked by the Marxist persons within government and local Councils INCLUDING the NHS. Marxist want to rule every moment of the citizenrys life,craddle to grave. That way the

Posted: 12th, October 2008 | In: News, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anorak Is Your Official National Coming Out Day Organ

IN the USA, yeaterday was, as you know, National Coming Out Day. Old Mr Anorak applauds the day and wants everyone come out and smell the pansies…

Picture: Old Mr Anorak, Shandy garden dinner and dance 1978…

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


Haider Passes On The Left, And Dies

HAIDER is dead. Anorak reader Baby Jane writes from Austria:

“The sun fell from the sky.”
“The clocks stood still.”
“The sun went down on Carinthia.”

Those were the words of Jörg Haider’s BZÖ-colleagues, yesterday morning, after his death was

Posted: 12th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Arrested For Helping Old Woman With Train Fare

TO the brave new world of Virgin trains:

Stand-up Tom Wrigglesworth was threatened with arrest – after coming to the aid of an elderly train passenger who had been reduced to tears by Virgin Train staff.
The comic stepped

Posted: 12th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (16) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stalking Barry George’s Bottom

BARRY George has been cleared of killing Jill Dando. But the News of the World is keeping tabs on the man, stalking him, even.

In “Barry George in sex-pest clash on woman’s doorstep”, readers look on and see George asking …

Posted: 12th, October 2008 | In: News, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Investigators Wanted, Benchmarks Of Pain And McFly

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

DAILY MAIL: “£50,000 monthly expenses bill for McCann’s private eyes”

A scoop. It’s months old. But it’s still a scoop, right? …

Posted: 12th, October 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comments (92) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Britt Lapthorne Let Down By MSM

BRITT Lapthorne’s family, mum Elke, father Dale and brother Darren have requested privacy after the confirmation the body found in the sea off Dubrovnik, Croatia, is the missing 21-year-old backpacking holiday maker.

Picture…ABC

Britt disappeared after visiting the Fuego nightclub …

Posted: 12th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mara Carfagna Sues Over Blow Job Gag

IN Italy, Sabina Guzzanti (comic) is being sued by Mara Carfagna (former model and TV showgirl) “after joking that Carfagna, 32, got her job as minister by indulging in an explicit sexual act with Berlusconi”.

Rumour has been rife in

Posted: 12th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Joerg Haider: I Blame The Jews, Muslims And Blacks

JOERG Haider is dead.

I don’t want to gloat over it (far better if he had been defeated politically), but the far-right, anti-immigrant Austrian politician Joerg Haider has been killed in a car accident.

Posted: 11th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0