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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


Mevlut Mert Altintas did it for Al-Qaeda and the kids: why Andrei Karlov died

When Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was shot dead, what did his killer say? The Times leads with the assassination of Andrei Karlov, 62, by off-duty Turkish policeman Mevlut Mert Altintas, 22. The killer was was later shot dead by special

Posted: 20th, December 2016 | In: News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Free The Press: reject Section 40 and keep stamping your feet

The assault on Press freedoms continues. If  Section 40 is passed  anyone who values free thought and free expression is damaged.  On 1 November, the government launched a consultation on “the Leveson Inquiry and its Implementation” which will look into

Posted: 19th, December 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Reject section 40 and support ‘British values’

Communities secretary Sajid Javid says irony of ironies we should all pledge an oath to uphold “British values”. As one tweeter puts it, “Since when was an oath of allegiance a #British value?”

Javid says the oath could

Posted: 18th, December 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: Theresa May clears the room at the Brussels divorce summit

How’s Brexit going? Well, it’s not, of course. The Government has yet to trigger Article 50. But be in no doubt Theresa May is “playing a masterful hand”.  Andrew Lilico tells Sun readers May has been “crystal clear” in her

Posted: 17th, December 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The stupidity of policing by degree

Can education improve everything? The Mail reports on plans for all new police officers to need a degree. In the old days would-be coppers were simply handed a form on which it was written, “If you can read this, you’re

Posted: 16th, December 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Christmas Is Cancelled: every time the media said Xmas was dead

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Every season the media tells readers “Christmas is cancelled”. Here’s a list of Christmases cancelled this season of cheer.

Nottingham Post, Novembers 18 : “Christmas has effectively been cancelled for dozens of young children after thieves ransacked a nursery

Posted: 14th, December 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jew hating is ok if the voters want it (and the politicians need it)

The Mail brings news of a “new drive to wipe-out anti-Semitism”. That the story is illustrated by a picture of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives readers a clue that the focus of this drive to wipe out hatred of …

Posted: 14th, December 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Karen Matthews: a damp squib and other fireworks from the UK’s ‘most hated mum’

Karen Matthews ‘the UK’s most hated mum’ (source: Daily Mirror ) is talking through a “pal” with an impeccable memory to the Daily Mirror .

In “I need plastic surgery for my own safety” readers see a picture of

Posted: 13th, December 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wages, inflation a Guardian reader’s cup of coffee: a journalist’s confusion

Journalists are notoriously bad at numbers. Writing in the Guardian , Patrick Collinson is talking about how things were better years ago.

The Bank of England governor told us this week there has been a “lost decade” of wage growth.

Posted: 10th, December 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: absurd MPs vote on the vote and Remainers side with rich old elites to fight democracy

How’s the Brexit vote getting along? A few weeks ago (It was June 23rd ed) , the people democratically voted for the country to leave the undemocratic European Union. Today the Daily Express leads with “HOORAY! MP SAY YES

Posted: 8th, December 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Aussie kangaroo puncher and Newcastle horse basher slug it out

As the internet watches footage of a man punching a kangaroo in the face (see below), we’ve been looking at the story of the Glasgow Celtic fan who throw a burger at a police horse before the Champions’ League match

Posted: 7th, December 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Amber Rudd’s ID scheme makes us all suspects

ID cards are back on the agenda. The Sun calls it a “Green Card”, but it sounds a lot like we’ll be asked to carry our papers and show them on demand post Brexit. Home Secretary Amber Rudd says some

Posted: 6th, December 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scarlett Moffatt on her way to marriage, a first million and tabloid fame

 

“Find out what Scarlett Moffat will not next,” says the Daily Star on its front page. Judging by the picture of the Googlebox star and now I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Her e! winner in her bra

Posted: 5th, December 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: four months to find her, kidnapped to order and important news

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

Having led with “important” news on the hunt for the missing child only yesterday , the Sun makes not a single mention of the child. The Express, however, leads with

Posted: 5th, December 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail laments Norbert Hofer’s defeat?

Do you want the good news or the good news? Norbert Hofer, leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party, will not be the county’s next president. He polled less votes than Alexander Van der Bellen.

The Mail call it “humiliation” for

Posted: 5th, December 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the ‘important lead’, unnamed sources and sexual exploitation

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

The Sun (front page) : MADDIE GANG PROBE Cops given cash to probe ‘important’ new lead that Maddie was snatched by people trafficking gang.”

Important enough for the paper’s

Posted: 4th, December 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stinking rich Lady Gaga endorses the ‘Happy To Be Poor’ revolution tour

Stage school kids and pushy parents, listen up. Stop sharpening your elbows and start smiling beatifically. Lady Gaga  has arrived in London. And she has a message, as told in the Guardian :

Singer says money and celebrity have been

Posted: 3rd, December 2016 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


On Daily Mail migrants from Barcelona and Andrew Sachs

In its front-page farewell to Andrew Sachs, known chiefly for his work as Manuel, the well-intentioned and hapless Spanish waiter in Fawlty Towers , the Mail juxtaposes the actor’s portrait by the news “MIGRANT NUMBERS HIT NEW RECORDS”.

 

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Posted: 2nd, December 2016 | In: Celebrities, News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tabloid Questions: Daily Mail weather forecasting swans go for third time lucky

Tabloid Questions – a look at headline-making questions in the national Press.

On Tuesday November 29, the Daily Mail asked: “Have swans predicted a mild winter?” The long-necked birds haven’t been presenting the wether on cable telly in Norwegian or

Posted: 2nd, December 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea embroiled in football abuse story short on facts

The Mirror leads with the “FOOTY Paedophile Scandal”. We hear from former Chelsea player Gary Johnson, who says he was paid £50,000 last year to keep quiet about the abuse he suffered at the hands of a club scout in

Posted: 2nd, December 2016 | In: Chelsea, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prince Harry’s airbrushed life gets purpose with live HIV tests

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Prince Harry has taken an HIV test to promote World Aids Day. It works. The papers are all covering the blood letting as Harry tours Barbados. It helps, of course, that Harry was not alone, accompanied as he was

Posted: 2nd, December 2016 | In: News, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Camelot hackers make Daily Star readers worry more than most

The Star once more leads with Lotto news. And as ever it’s bad news. “Lottery site hacked, it could be you,” warns the front-page headline. The story goes that hackers have “stolen” the passwords of 26,000 people registered with the

Posted: 1st, December 2016 | In: Money, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kids find something funny about Miss Butt in London school

We are at a loss. Cultural imperialism is rife. The Sun  reports on “mum” Priscilla Terumalai, who was “hauled” into Mayville Primary School in Leytonstone, East London, to  explain why her 5-year-old daughter and her classmates had been giggling at

Posted: 1st, December 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No, the football sex abuse scandal is not bigger than Hillsborough

IT’S “FOOTBALL’s BIGGEST EVER CRISIS,” says the Daily Mirror as it continues to lead with the sex abuse story. Is it? Is it bigger than the Hillsborough disaster that saw 96 people lose their lives and be branded criminals by

Posted: 30th, November 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0