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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 Here! 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


Eric Bristow is a willing wally in the football sex abuse panic

eric bristowThe hideous story of sexual abuse in football rides high on the news cycle. The grim testimony from victims of an evil has taken on a life of its own. It’s become a good way to prove the country’s morals. …

Posted: 29th, November 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barry Bennell: Horrific abuse and the Dominoes effect but no Gary Speed

The paedophiles in football story continues unabated in the Mirror, which leads with the front-page headline “10 questions the FA must answer”. It must? No. This is the newspaper making a story that first appeared in the Guardian into…

Posted: 28th, November 2016 | In: News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cardiff’s plastic Christmas tree is cheaper than a white elephant

Cardiff council has invested £30,000 renting the biggest Christmas tree in the country.

At 40 metres the fake tree made of metal, plastic and more plastic would have been the envy of every municipal council in the land. But something …

Posted: 28th, November 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Top politicians cleared of sex abuse but showbiz and sport is full of paedos

Are you confused by all the story of paedophiles in every walk of life? Hopefully by around 2099, the Government’s nationwide trawl of historic sex crimes will be completed. Of course, by then most famous faces will be long dead. …

Posted: 27th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pedlars of fake news and plastic turkeys are championing democracy

Do you recall those halcyon days when truth ran through the media as blood flows through a virgin’s veins? No, me neither. In recent times, the media has become open. Great. The old media refer to the most vibrant parts …

Posted: 27th, November 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Football paedophile panic: Hundreds becomes thousands as Barry Bennell grows ever more prolific

The Mail leads with the football sex abuse story. “THERE COULD BE THOUSANDS” thunders the paper’s lead sports story.

 

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Be in no doubt it’s getting worse. Earlier in the week it was “hundreds”.

 

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The hundreds and …

Posted: 26th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Punters suspicious of Daily Star fixed Lotto story

Is the Lotto fixed? We never thought it was. But the Star leads with news of a “new ‘FIX’ FURY”. The BBC has called time on the live Lotto draw broadcast on BBC1. From January, the falling balls will appear …

Posted: 25th, November 2016 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Hatcham College and Deptford Green School fight and the knife that came and went

In “KIDS V COPS”, the Sun leads with an ugly incident in London’s New Cross. Around 30 schoolchildren attacked two police officers (one male, one female) in a “picture to shock even lawless Britain”. Bit overdoing it?

The images and …

Posted: 25th, November 2016 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barry Bennell: Manchester City implicated and Jimmy Savile exhumed in football’s peado scandal

The peado-hunt has reached football. Following the grim news that young players were molested by coaches, the Mail leads its sports coverage with a story that Manchester City are in a “sex abuse probe”. Is the entire club is in …

Posted: 25th, November 2016 | In: Key Posts, Manchester City, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Worse than Jimmy Savile: looking for the next big thing in paedo scandals

Paedo-hunting has been a national obsession. One good thing about it is that with so many of the people accused dead, police, MPs and media need offer no right of reply, proof and cough up for damages when the thing …

Posted: 24th, November 2016 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dr Morton’s rings The Donald Trump Death Cult

More on the Donald Trump Death Cult – an occasional look at media chatter on Trump’s demise. The Star being news that the US President-elect will “DIE ON THE JOB”. Jeff Farrell hears that that Trump is at “Significant risk” …

Posted: 24th, November 2016 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0