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Trump apologists apologise for saying British spied on him for Obama

The good thing about post-truth is that you can never be right or wrong. You just get to accept dodgy dossier pushing Tony Blair’s invitation to ‘join the debate’. The truth is out there. But getting to the truth, reaching

Posted: 17th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Wretch ‘wraps’ with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Typo of the Day arrives via th e Daily Mail, wherein the paper has constructed a story from Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Instagram account. The talented but often-injured player nicknamed ‘The Ox’, presumably on account of it being a reduction

Posted: 17th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester City ball: do we have any advance on 19 players getting sacked?

When Manchester City narrowly lost to Monaco in the Champions’ League, the media began to wonder which players would be looking for new jobs. Football is a brutal, nasty, venal business. Players kick a ball to the best of the

Posted: 17th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Osborne takes second job as editor of free newspaper

Never let it be said that Tory MP George Osborne is not a man of the people. The former Chancellor has taken a second job as the editor of th e London Evening Standard freesheet. You do what you can

Posted: 17th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sean Spicer’s tie is infiltrated by foreign powers

When Donald Trump’s spokesman and part-time East Bunny Sean Spicer claimed former President Barack Obama asked GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump at Trump Tower, the British spooks replied:  “Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ

Posted: 17th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


McDonald’s twitter account to Donald Trump: ‘You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President’

Looks like McDonald’s might be more wholesome that otherwise thought. At 9:15 a.m today the McDonald’s official twitter account pinged a tweet to President Donald Trump: “You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to

Posted: 16th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gay marriage outrage causes Cooper’s to cancel Bible Society deal

To Australia, where Coopers Beer is in trouble because the brand featured in a Bible Society video debate about gay marriage. The video features Liberal MPs Andrew Hastie (against) and Tim Wilson (for) supping Coopers Light ale as they talk

Posted: 16th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The F-rating doesn’t give an F-word about movies

The movement towards creating explicit codes of behaviour for every aspect of life – especially the messy bits about sex  welcomes the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), which is now using the ‘F-rating’ to signal films of a feminist type.

Posted: 15th, March 2017 | In: Film, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Powerwashing with Tourettes Syndrome

Powerwashing with Tourettes features  Lewis Qball Nickell  washing his garden patio. “Decided to do a video on just what Tourette’s syndrome really is,” says Lewis. “Let’s continue spreading awareness together! Oh and it was so much effort being serious this

Posted: 15th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Beware of Jews’ sign erected in London

To Stamford Hill, North London, where someone has stuck a ‘Beware of Jews’ road sign-style warning on a lamppost. This Jew is in a triangle, which signals danger ahead. If the Jew was in a circle it would be informative

Posted: 15th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Saudi Arabia’s new girls’ council doesn’t have any girls

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Saudi Arabia’s inaugural girls’ council meeting in al-Qassim province was a hoot. As is the way whenever girls are invited to a cool new hang-out, lots of boys turn up in the hope of getting lucky. It gets a

Posted: 14th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman accused of raping a man was born a man

Hear the one about the woman accused of raping a man – twice? The Indy delivers the facts in headline and teaser: ‘Woman appears in court charged with raping man twice – Newcastle woman will face four-day trial in December.’

Posted: 12th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tinder Select is quarantine for every syphilis-sacked SADO

 

Good news, shaggers. As you swipe left and right, chances are thinner than Donald Trump’s skin you’ll encounter a Hooray Henrietta, Premier League footballer, third-world despot or SADO (sons and daughters of…) because there’s a secret breeding stables called

Posted: 9th, March 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lincoln University’s student union awards itself a super-injunction against free speech

Is irony dead? Lincoln University’s Student Conservative Society has been banned from using official social media accounts because it posted Spiked’s  news that the Student Union is “very intolerant” to free speech.

Upset at being branded intolerant and censorious, the

Posted: 8th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


TSA expects more sexual assault claims from its new pat-down search technique

To enter America, you might need to let America enter you. If the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) thinks that you’re suspicious, you get the pat down. Your genitals are cupped, your anus is probed and your breasts undergo a vigorous

Posted: 8th, March 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The intimacy issue: Millennials are having less sex than their grandparents did

It’s not surprising to read in the  Archives of Sexual Behavior that American adults are having sex less than they were in the 1990s. What with ‘rape culture’, STDs, consent classes and contracts, moralising, the formalisation of choice and reduction

Posted: 8th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A heated debate on Emma Watson’s breasts

Cherry Wilson has a question for BBC viewers to chat about: ‘Is Emma Watson anti-feminist for exposing her breasts?’ Watson young, attractive, feted, middle-class and rich did not expose her breasts on Page 3 or in a Stag

Posted: 7th, March 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Uber driver are workers not employees and Travis Kalanick should drive

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The video of Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick arguing with an Uber driver is all over the media. Kalanick is seen talking with Uber driver Fawzi Kamel. The conversation between the man Forbes estimates to hold a net worth

Posted: 5th, March 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The European Union bans free speech for MEPs

News for those of you who think the vote for Brexit is not a glorious triumph for democracy it was. The European Union will enforce a new rule that says  any elected MEP giving full throat to ‘hate speech’

Posted: 3rd, March 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jimmy Savile’s sex-free sex den at High Royds Hospital

Fancy a peek inside ‘Jimmy Savile’s sex den’? This is where the ‘shamed star preyed on victims’. The Daily Star’s wrong, of course. Savile wasn’t shamed. Sir Jimmy was buried with full honours. The great and good lined up to

Posted: 26th, February 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Denmark stages blasphemy trial after man burns the Koran

If you burn a book in Denmark you can be hauled before the Beak. In the fourth blasphemy case in Denmark’s entire history the first in 46 years a 42-year-old idiot who filmed himself burning a copy of

Posted: 25th, February 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bad PR: Helen Bailey’s killer is an Arsenal fan

Unwelcome endorsements: a look at brands being associated with negative news.

After Ian Stewart murdered his lover Helen Bailey and plotted to steal her fortune, he lied and lied to make the police believe his

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Posted: 25th, February 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho laments sacking of Claudio Ranieri – the man he called old and useless

How did Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho respond to news that Leicester City have sacked Claudio Ranieri, the man who just nine months ago led the Foxes to the Premier League title? Mourinho was keen to show his support for

Posted: 24th, February 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stoke-on-Trent demolishes UKIP and the Brexit lie

Following the by-elections in Copeland  – the Tories won a seat Labour has held since it was created more than 80 years ago and Stoke-on-Trent Labour won with just 7,853 votes, seeing off UKIP leader Paul Nuttall who

Posted: 24th, February 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: finding hope in Cairns, Jodie Marsh’s dog and looking for ‘my Maddie’

Madeleine McCann: a reporting review on the missing child.

As we must, let’s begin with news of the English child who went missing in Portugal by looking at the Australia’s Cairns Post , which features a message for Kate and

Posted: 23rd, February 2017 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0