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Fear President Trump: Obama’s legacy takes the chair

Donald Trump’s presidency is causing one  Guardian writer to come over all anti-democratic.

I turned off the radio after Obama said, in his final speech: “In 10 days, the world will witness a hallmark of our democracy, the peaceful transfer

Posted: 20th, January 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Theresa May rallies the pound, channels the demos and steals democracy

Thank f*** for that, then. After much pontificating, Theresa May told everyone she’s sided with the British unwashed and decided to go for Brexit.

There has been much talk of hard Brexit and soft Brexit. Hard Brexit meant Brexit. You

Posted: 17th, January 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scotland’s The Herald says Trump’s inauguration is an episode of The Twilight Zone

Donald Trump’s affinity with the Scottish people of his mother’s ancestry knows no bounds. Some Scots have been succinct to the point of monosyllabic in giving full throat to their opinions of the US President. Scottish newspaper The Herald is …

Posted: 15th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


SOAS says all old white teachers are racist and victimise BAME students

Are old white, male dons unable to teach young black students? Students at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) created a report to answer the question they pose. Called Degrees of Racism,  the student union demands that “all

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


Scare Stories: Nutella and Kinder eggs give Ambassador Farage’s guests cancer

Nutella gives you cancer. Maybe. Maybe not. The Daily Mail is taking no chances, warning its readers that the sugary spread offers eaters potentially lethal side effects. Well, one of its ingredients might be cancerous. The European Food Safety Authority

Posted: 12th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Censorship: London students get free tabloid newspapers

You can get a free copy of the Sun  newspaper at Odeon cinemas and London’s Queen Mary University (QM). The Odeon gives the red-top away because it believes newspapers are another form of entertainment. “Please take your free Sun,” invites

Posted: 11th, January 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Free speech: spitting on the fire in the crowded theatre

Writing in the Guardian , Sam Segman tells us that free speech is not free unless it has limits. If you want to stop reading, I can’t blame you. Free speech is so simple a thing it needs no caveats.

Posted: 10th, January 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


First British man to give birth is a woman

What do we make of the news that ‘A British man who fell pregnant after he used Facebook to find a sperm donor has said he will be the “greatest dad”.’ That’s the start of the Indy ‘s article on 

Posted: 9th, January 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dave Duncan: How I beat ISIS by being a good bloke

Dave Duncan, from Otley, wanted to help the family of Lukasz Urban, the Polish trucker murdered by Islamist Anis Amri and his ISIS cohorts. Amri used Mr Urban’s truck to murder 12 people and ruin the lives of many more

Posted: 9th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail is shocked by the BBC’s pathetic bar bill

The Daily Mail loves to give the BBC a bashing. Today it bring news that “The BBC has spent more than £100,000 in three years on alcohol”. Lest any readers think the Beeb was buying ethanol to swap down ex

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


Czech Republic fight EU over gun control as the ‘Super Holocaust’ looms

What do we think about the right to carry arms? Amanda Erikson tells us :

Czech government tells its citizens how to fight terrorists: Shoot them yourselves

Good idea?

The Daily Express thinks it is. “Czech citizens may soon be

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


Local News Watch: the greatest two paragraphs of all time

Local News Watch: Adam Hart spots two paragraphs in the Western Gazette which, as he says, show us “journalism at its very best”.

 

local news watch

 

The story is about a car parking matters. Two cars have been spotted parked close

Posted: 8th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The mysterious death of Yassar Yaqub

Yassar Yaqub, 28, is dead. Police shot him through the windscreen of his car as he drove along a slip road by the M62 in Huddersfield. Armed police were responding to a tip-off that a “criminal was in possession of

Posted: 5th, January 2017 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Alfie Barker is publicly shamed for tweet towards Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter

The latest person to be publicly shamed by what they said on Twitter is Hitchin Town footballer Alfie Barker, 19, who thought it a good idea to abuse Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter in odious fashion. Tweeted Barker: “Big hype just

Posted: 4th, January 2017 | In: News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea fans found guilty in the most racist incident of all time

Deep on page 9 of the Daily Mirror is the story of four Chelsea fans found guilty of racist violence and given suspended prisoner sentences by a French judge. The four white men were accused of pushing a back man

Posted: 4th, January 2017 | In: Chelsea, Google News, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Derby council says home freezing rubbish is good for the planet

In Derby, freezer compartments are full of novelty tat, the tops of carrots Santa’s reindeer declined and grandma. Derby City Council announced there would be “no domestic waste or recycling collections from 4pm on Friday December 23, 2016 until Tuesday

Posted: 2nd, January 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Michael’s ‘suicide’ lover seen wearing sandals and socks

The post-mortem on George Michael’s body failed to establish a cause of death. There will be further tests. The police are not treating it as suspicious.

But the tabloids know why George Michael died. “Tragic George ‘Killed Himself’,” states the

Posted: 2nd, January 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Daily Mail champions BBC and Hacked Off hypocrites to defeat Murdoch

Enemies can be useful when they agree with you. In a rant against Rupert Murdoch’s bid to “seize control” of Sky, the Mail calls on the great and good to side with it against one man having “complete control of

Posted: 23rd, December 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


#FreeThePress: reject Section 40, champion gossip and smash the new Star Chamber

Hacked Off can call on Steve Coogan (“Press freedom is a lie peddled by proprietors and editors who only care about profit”) and free speech extremists can summon day time telly’s Judge Rinder (first name on application).

Writing in the

Posted: 23rd, December 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea cleared over Gary Johnson sex abuse – but what of his lawyers?

Chelsea did not break any Premier League rules in their dealings with former player Gary Johnson, the former player who claims he was sexually abused by coach Eddie Heath as a member of the youth team in the 1970s. When

Posted: 23rd, December 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The war on Christians and Christmas: Trump v the New York Times and UVA

Donald Trump thinks the attack on Berlin  Christmas market was an assault on Christianity. “Innocent civilians were murdered in the streets as they prepared to celebrate the Christmas holiday,” says Trump. “ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians

Posted: 22nd, December 2016 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Idiots lock up innocent woman for possessing small amount of marijuana 22 years ago

To Chicago, where Latasha Eatman has been jailed for 49 days for something she didn’t do.  CBS News  reports that Eatman was arrested in 1993 on minor marijuana possession charges. Her punishment was to complete a period of community service.

Posted: 22nd, December 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Berlin suspect Anis Amri: the devious jihadi who left his ID papers at the scene

Anis Amri is the man wanted in connection with the massacre at a Berlin Christmas market. The Sun says he was “freed” three times by German police this year alone. The 24-year-old Tunisian was under “covert surveillance” months before the

Posted: 22nd, December 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Berlin massacre stuffing: why the ‘truck nut’ did it

After the “slaughter” (Daily Express)  by a “truck  nut” (Daily Star)  at a Christmas market in Berlin, the Star surveys the “carnage” (Daily Mail) and declares on its front page: “Murdering scum told: Get stuffed just like the turkey.” That

Posted: 21st, December 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0