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GE17: Nuanced tabloids leave voters in a dither

It’s the eve of the 2017 General Election and the the papers remain undecided. It’s all very nuanced at the Daily Mail, Daily Express and Sun.

 

 

One tabloid does, however, make it position clear: Jeremy Corbyn’s cup … READ ON

Posted: 7th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vladimir Putin is playing things by the book: this book

21st Century Bastards Vladimir Putin - action figures for the post-truth age

 

Is Vladimir Putin following a book, namely The Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia by Aleksandr Dugin, aka “Putin’s Brain”. You can read it on Wikipedia:

The book declares that “the battle for the world

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Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: Books, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London Bridge: we’ve had ‘Enough is Enough’ of Jeremy Corbyn (paper review)

The London Bridge and Borough Market terror attacks – how do the tabloids cover the massacre? All share the same news of heroic deeds, horrific injuries and barbarity. But their different treatment of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn is notable. … READ ON

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn ‘looks forward to an asteroid wiping out humanity’

In 2004,Jeremy Corbyn was one of three signatories on an anti-human motion.

 

Jeremy Corbyn pigeons

 

 

Early day motion 1255

Session: 2003-04
Date tabled: 21.05.2004
Primary sponsor: Banks, Tony

Sponsors:
That this House is appalled, but barely surprised, at the

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Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tory MP tweets: ‘Vote Conservative for strong and stable leadershit’

James Conwyn MP, Conservative Candidate for Earlingford Abbey, tweets:

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Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


CIA go home: Donald Trump gets his London Bridge news from the web

If only Trump had access to the best intelligence services in the world and didn’t have to get his news from the Drudge Report. CIA go home, the web has this one:

 

Trump London BridgeREAD ON

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to survive Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘Nuclear Meltdown’

Don’t panic! Jeremy Corbyn might trigger a “Nuclear Meltdown” should the leader of the hollowed out Labour Party make it into Number 10, but surviving the atomic holocaust is just a matter of picking the right level of sun cream. … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


GE17 tabloid review: Corbyn’s cat, May’s death and go Amber!

GE17: a look at tabloid reporting on the big debate.

 

Theresa May tabloid biased reporting Jeremy Corbyn

 

Daily Mirror (front page): “Tories are plotting to stab PM in the back”.

No sign of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on the Mirror’s cover, just news that … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


GE17 Cambridge debate: media bias, missing May and Corbyn’s balls

Cambridge debate GE17

 

Last night’s election debate featured  seven politicians, none of whom were Theresa May. How do the tabloids report on the show at Cambridge University?

The Sun front page: “PM: VOTE TORY FOR BEST BREXIT.”

Having trailed Theresa May’s … READ ON

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn divides us into white deplorables and black victims

Jeremy Corbyn says “Only Labour can be trusted to unlock the talent of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.” Sajid Javid,  Tory MP and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, endorses the message.

 

 

 

Jeremy Corbyn Javid

 

How … READ ON

Posted: 31st, May 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


UKIP candidate campaigns for inter-stellar colony ship for ‘the chance to begin anew’

Check out this brilliant flyer from Suffolk UKIP candidate Aidan Powlesland. He calls for a fleet of inter-steller vehicles to mine Saturn’s astroid belt for platinum and water. Why? For “the chance to begin anew”.

 

UKIP flyer funny GE17

UKIP candidate Aidan Powlesland

 

Spotter: Johnny PaigeREAD ON

Posted: 26th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


LMFAO: the brilliant Pope meets Trump gif

Spotter and creator:

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Posted: 25th, May 2017 | In: Gifs, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Trump and Pope Woody Allen star in The Shining, The Addams Family and The Omen remakes

When the Trumps met the Pope, the Addams Family remake was on:

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Posted: 25th, May 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Church of Satan distances itself from Donald Trump

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On his first overseas trip as US President, Donald Trump placed his hands on a large glowing ball in Saudi Arabia. The Church of Satan puts out a statement on Twitter: “For clarification, this is not a Satanic ritual.… READ ON

Posted: 22nd, May 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Art Buchwald for the LA Times in 1973 – Nixon (not Trump)

Art Buchwald for the @latimes in 1973.

 

 Art Buchwald for the @latimes in 1973.READ ON

Posted: 20th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Sunday Sport: ‘teenage Jeremy Corbyn squashed girl’s pet rabbit with his pogo stick’

The Sunday Sport has news on Jeremy Corbyn. It might not be the current Labour Party leader. It might be a “sex dwarf”  look-alike. But someone thinks Jeremy Corbyn “squashed my sister’s bay rabbit with his … READ ON

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Labour Party’s ‘imaginary monkey’

John Trickett – Shadow lord president of the council, standing in Hemsworth. The Times has news:

 

 

the time Labour

 

Spotter: Michael Moran, by Patrick Kidd in The TimesREAD ON

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Hard Left’s last gasp for power: tracing Jeremy Corbyn’s revolutionary socialism since 9/11

May 1, 1928 Communists in London celebrating May Day.

 

News that Andrew Murray, a “longstanding communist party member who joined Labour in December”, is running the Labour Party’s General Election campaign raises eyebrows. The Hard Left have taken over Labour.

Paul Anderson and Kevin Davey, authors of Moscow READ ON

Posted: 15th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


He’s right: Jeremy Corbyn’s high income does not make him wealthy

jeremy corbyn money

 

Is Jeremy Corbyn a wealthy man? We don’t know. We haven’t seen his tax returns. All we do know is that he earns well. The UK average salary is around £27,000 a year. Corbyn earns more than £137,000  year. … READ ON

Posted: 15th, May 2017 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Nuttall’s comedy walk goes viral – UKIP leader walks on the spot in election video?

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall stars in his party’s election broadcast. He appears to be going nowhere. Maybe it’s the world that turns as he stands still?

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Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson and Michael Fallon support Theresa May’s ‘extremely dangerous’ and ‘catastrophic’ plan to cap energy prices

Vote Theresa May and you will be voting for lower energy prices. The Daily Mail is delighted by May’s move – and far more delighted when then Labour Party leader Ed Miliband proposed pretty much the same thing in 2013.… READ ON

Posted: 11th, May 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What the biased Daily Mail said when Theresa May and Ed Miliband tried to fix energy prices

Compare and contras the Daily Mail’s treatment of news that:

a) A Conservative Government will cap energy prices. (May 9, 2017)
b) A Labour Government will cap energy prices (september 25, 2013)

 

daily mail energy bills theresa may

 

Aside from the identity of the … READ ON

Posted: 11th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Labour activist Bethany Barker gets publicly shamed

Kids, eh. They say the darndest things. Take Bethany Baker, 19, described in the Telegraph as the “student chosen to introduce Jeremy Corbyn at his local election launch”. Bethany Baker has just resigned as general secretary of Nottingham Labour Students. … READ ON

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0