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The courtroom artist captured only the police

The women accused of being Britain’s “first all-female terror gang” are in the dock at Westminster magistrate’s court. They are all charged with conspiracy to murder. The judge asked both women who appeared in veils that covered their faces to … READ ON

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sign language woman nails it at Snoop Dogg concert

To Snoop Dogg’s live performance of 50 Cent’s P.I.M.P in New Orleans, where the sign language accompaniment is superb. Take it away, Holly Maniatty.

 

 

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Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bloody Corbyn And Brexit: Voters’ deliver candid message to Labour

It turns out that having rubbished the electorate for being thick and voting the wrong way in the referendum, when you go asking for them to vote for you you get told to naff off.

The former leader of the … READ ON

Posted: 7th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This 1984 Dune Sandworm made for an uncomfortable sex toy

Item of the day: this 1984 Dune Sandworm Toy. Get a load of those teeth!

 

1984 Dune Sandworm Toy

 

A fremen poised to “ride” the beast as it rolled its open scale towards its highest point could literally mount the worm. As

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Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Green Left Weekly: ‘British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has done remarkably well’

jeremy corbyn the green paper

 

Australian publication Green Left Weekly aims to deliver “news and ideas the mainstream media won’t”. For instance, it’s the only paper we can find that says “British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has done remarkably well since Conservative Prime … READ ON

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 2009 the Sun and Sky told Gordon Brown to grab the TV debate or else

UK's First Ever Leader's Debate

 

Compare and contrast the the Sun’s view on televised leadership debates. Tory leaders Theresa May will not be taking part in one.

April 21 2017:

THERESA May would make mincemeat of Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron on TV.

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Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google Translate News: Moscow hack gives Manchester’s fat slags and ‘disgusting’ gays a thrashing

If anyone is going to call British women fat slappers and out homosexuals it’ll be the British press. So when Alisa Titko, a writer for Komsomolskaya Pravda, ridiculed British women and lambasted Manchester for allowing gays to be loving … READ ON

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Map reveals white Europeans’ views on blacks

Map reveals white Europeans' views on blacks

 

How racist against blacks are white Europeans? You could simply look at the European Union whose immigration policy is firmly shut to those beyond its borders. If you’re a dark-skinned African refugee, the EU will become a fortress and … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vox revels in bigotry on Bret Stephens joining the New York Times

Vox gets very nasty on the New York Times hiring Bret Stephens:

Earlier this month, the New York Times hired conservative Bret Stephens, longtime writer for the Wall Street Journal, to join its editorial page.

It really shouldn’t have.

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Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to survive an armed robbery by Jimmy John’s manager Tuker Murray

Tuker Murray Jimmy Johns robbery Kansas

 

To Kansas, where a robbery is going down. The local police tells all:

At 9:15 p.m. April 26, 2017, officers with the KCPD were dispatched to the location at 3900 Broadway Blvd. in regard to an armed robbery. An

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Posted: 1st, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When it’s ok to be anti-Semitic and wear a headscarf

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen – the final ‘d’ is silent, so I’ll leave it off – says all Austrian women should wear a headscarf. This will help Muslims feel comfortable and to battle prejudice, he reasons.

“If Islamophobia … READ ON

Posted: 1st, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The NHS joins the goodly war on sugar

The mantra ‘Sugar is bad’ has been drummed in. It’s a good message, morally right, even. Sugar is linked to all manner of health curses, not least of all fat, which as we’ve been told is a social ill that … READ ON

Posted: 28th, April 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ex-copper Number 3429 shares this thought on Madeleine McCann and Facebook’s chances of finding her

The Sun has some Madeleine McCann tenth anniversary news. Across two pages, the paper asks “Could Facebook find Madeleine?” It hasn’t found her so far, and the site’s been up and running for a few years now. But it could. … READ ON

Posted: 27th, April 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tim Farron finds his backbone and blocks David Ward over ‘antisemitic’ comments

In today’s Sun we read that the LibDems have approved David Ward as their candidate for Bradford East. Ward lost the seat to Labour in 2015. Ward is the man who likened “the Jews” to the Nazis, the paper reminds … READ ON

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the Met’s 10th anniversary PR exercise ‘COULD’ be news

Madeleine McCann: 10th anniversary news round-up.

The Daily Mail (front page): “MADDIE POLICE CHASING ‘CRITICAL LEAD'”.

 

maddie mccann daily mail

 

That Madeleine McCann remains front-page news 10 years after her vanishing – and after ten years of no evidence of what happened … READ ON

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sexism row: Kim Kardashian’s arse takes on Angela Akins’ short skirt

“It’s Kim Kardashian as you’ve never seen her before.” throbs the Daily Star on its front page. “Wait until you see the rear view,” ploughs the Sun on its cover. Both tabloids lead with the same picture of Kim Kardashian … READ ON

Posted: 25th, April 2017 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


UKIP’s sad plan to ban the burqa makes Muslim women society’s punks

UKIP wants to ban the burqa. When you ban things, you become a bansturbator. Paul Nuttall, who’d look good is a tweed burqa, tells the electorate via the Andrew Marr Show: “[Firstly] we have a heightened security risk at … READ ON

Posted: 25th, April 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: blaming gypsies is the cheapest solution

Madeleine McCann: as we approach the tenth anniversary of her vanishing the news is coming thick and fast in the British Press.

The Mirror (front page): “MADDIE ‘WAS SNATCHED BY RICH FAMILY’.”

Maddie Mccann MI5

 

Not poor gypsies, then? Not a paedophile … READ ON

Posted: 24th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The French Election is a huge waste of paper

The French election are riding high on the news cycle. The field has narrowed into a straight fight between Front National’s Marine Le Pen and independent Emmanuel Macron. Round 2 will be defined not what the French are for but … READ ON

Posted: 24th, April 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dad dragged off plane for ‘sex trafficking’ his 3-year-old daughter

A man and his 3-year-old daughter on a United Airlines flight to the US from Mexico were taken from the plane. A passenger saw the pair and wrongly assumed the man was sex trafficking the child. The man was carrying … READ ON

Posted: 24th, April 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Canary Islands ferry tests out sea defences by ramming sea wall

How do you test sea defences? In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, you set the ferry to ramming speed and go for it:

Videos and photos of the accident appeared quite serious, although no injuries

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Posted: 23rd, April 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: seeking the man by The Dolphin

Madeleine McCann appears on two national newspapers front pages today. You can read more about the Mirror’s news on a top cop’s theories here.

 

madeleine mccann daily mirror

 

So much for the opinion. What we who have followed this story from … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, April 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: five theories, three ex-coppers and 10 years of nothing

Madeleine McCann: A look at reporting on the missing child. It remains frenzied, speculative, lurid and light on news.

Daily Mail: “Did Madeleine McCann wander off and have an accident? Was she stolen to order? Or was it a … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, April 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fearless Girls: the marketing gimmick that mocks the bull

That Fearless Girl statue in Manhattan’s Financial District is terrific. It faces off against Arturo Di Modica’s Charging Bull. Greg Fallis has written a terrific blog post about the two statues and placed both in context:

Back in 1987 there

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Posted: 19th, April 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the nanny does’t REALLY know anything

In a “WORLD EXCLUSIVE” the Daily Mirror leads with Madeleine McCann and the statement: “What REALLY happened the night Madeleine disappeared.”

 

 

There are three pages to this front-page screamer. And they can all be distilled into four simple … READ ON

Posted: 18th, April 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0