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The most Guardian Guardian column you’ll ever read

Dave Bry global warming guardian

 

Meet Dave Bry. Dave has a question for Guardian readers: “Does climate change make it immoral to have kids?” As the rule dictates, any headline posed as a question must be answered ‘No’. But Dave will not be … READ ON

Posted: 4th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: 6 months, extra money and more private detectives

maddie mMadeleine McCann: a look at the missing child in the news.

The Sun (Page 15): “Maddie haunt get another 6 months”

News that £95,000 in “extra funding” has been earmarked to find the missing child “brings fresh hope  to READ ON

Posted: 4th, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: six months more police work

maddie huntThe Sunday Express has set a deadline: “Six Months To Find Maddie.” And then..?

The paper says “the Home Office has set a budget for this year of just under £95,000, which will pay for only half a year of READ ON

Posted: 3rd, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool: Morrisons knows shoppers don’t trust Scousers

scouseNorthern supermarket chain Morrisons thinks the Scouse accent is not good at selling its quality groceries. Casting Networks Inc was looking to recruit actors for a new Morrisons advert. They wanted “proper working class people”. They said Scousers need … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, April 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail Scare Story: cake contains sugar!

Siofra Brennan has news for Daily Mail readers: “Revealed: How ‘healthy’ high street breakfasts that contain MORE sugar than a can of cola – and as much fat as a McDonald’s bacon butty.”

What! An entire meal has more sugar … READ ON

Posted: 1st, April 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ken Clarke and an interrupting Paul Mason talk steel on BBC Newsnight

Newsnight steel clarke mason

 

Former BBC staffer and Newsnight journalist Paul Mason and Tory MP Ken Clarke are talking about the steel industry on BBC Newsnight. The one thing you can’t escape noticing is how often Mason gurns and interrupts. The other … READ ON

Posted: 1st, April 2016 | In: Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Glasgow Police threaten everyone on twitter

Glasgow Free speech police

 

Glasgow police have issued a threat to everyone on twitter. If your tweet or Facebook post or online comment falls short of their guide, they will knock on your door and menace you. If they think your comment is … READ ON

Posted: 1st, April 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail praises Ronnie Corbett with brilliant caption error

Ronnie Corbett has died. I think he’s probably laughing at this Daily Mail caption error right now.

 

I think he's probably laughing at this caption error right now.READ ON

Posted: 31st, March 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The world’s worst airline passenger

Any question posed in a headline can be answered ‘no’. The Metro’s Toby Meyjes asks: “Is this the worst airline passenger ever.”

 

airline passenger

 

No. The person in that pictured is not even the worst airline passenger of the day. … READ ON

Posted: 31st, March 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Psychoactive Substances Act could ban sugar rushes

Psychoactive drugs act

 

The ban on legal highs might be impossible. The Guardian says “the government’s blanket ban on legal highs that was due to come into effect on 6 April has been postponed for at least a month… The Psychoactive Substances READ ON

Posted: 31st, March 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Former BBC Radio DJ in social media horror

Simon Bates local news

 

Local News of the Day deals with a social media nasty. The Mid Devon Gazette tells us:

Twitter profile slates BBC Radio Devon presenter and Butterleigh resident Simon Bates

Adding:

A TWITTER account calling for BBC Radio Devon’s Simon

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Posted: 30th, March 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Shocking THIGH GAP jewellery’ gives women dicks

The Mail says Soo Kyung Bae has created “shocking THIGH GAP jewellery to highlight women’s ‘unhealthy obsession’ with super-skinny legs”.

Er, no, Daily Mail. Hanging a long pendant between a woman’s legs make her and you look a like … READ ON

Posted: 30th, March 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photo of the year: fake suicide belt hijacker poses for photos with Aberdeen man

"An Aberdeen man posed for a photo with a hijacker who used a fake suicide belt to take control of an Egyptian plane."

 

Click! Aberdeen man Ben Innes, 26, poses for a photo with a hijacker who used a fake suicide belt to take control of an Egyptian plane and hold him hostage.

An Egyptian hijacker who forced a domestic flight to

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Posted: 29th, March 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Adam Johnson joins prison’s Crazy Gang

Adam-JohnsonCan we rejoice in the news that “Footie paedo Adam Johnson ‘faces bloody razor torture’ in prison showers”? The Sun has heard that prisoners want to scar Johnson, the former Sunderland and England footballer jailed for sexually abusing an underage … READ ON

Posted: 29th, March 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Uber driver rips off drunk driver; proves Uber is winning

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Going the pretty way, sir?

An Uber driver charged a drunk passenger £102.17 for a journey, after taking him on a 20-mile detour around London while he slept.

Daniel Kaizen ordered a minicab from Old Street to Wood Green,

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Posted: 29th, March 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teenage baby snatchers sentenced for Facebook plot

A shocking story on the Sun’s cover about a plot to steal a baby. Shantel Ullah, 20, says a teenager knocked on her front door posing as a social worker and tried to abduct son Dontae. Over pages 4 and … READ ON

Posted: 28th, March 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Chris is Risen’: Jesus is rebranded in York

chris is risen

 

Let us pray for Acomb Parish Church, in York, where “Chris is Risen”.

Says Assistant Curate Ned Lunn: “The pastor at the Baptist Church is actually called Chris. He’s got to get up for a sunrise service at 6.30am … READ ON

Posted: 27th, March 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn gets negative ‘boost’ in satisfaction ratings but Farage wins

Big news. The Indy says “Jeremy Corbyn overtakes David Cameron in leadership satisfaction ratings”. 

The Ipsos MORI poll showed Mr Corbyn up ten points and David Cameron down ten points after last week’s Budget

Corbyn is popular?

Mr Corbyn is

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Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Weapon grade lunacy: Swedish women wear hijabs to show support for Islam

How can you tell everyone that after Islamists murders people in Brussels you are not a racist? Easy. You can wear a hijab:

 

swedish women hashtag hijab

 

File under: when cultural appropriation is right-on, sister.… READ ON

Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Survey news: porn users more egalitarian than porn banners

 

porn-mail

 

Porn. It’s a cancer, right? Well, news is that it might be useful:

According to radical feminist theory, pornography serves to further the subordination of women by training its users, males and females alike, to view women as

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Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Emory University students panic after someone writes the word “Trump” on a sidewalk

best ever donald trumpSo toxic is Donald Trump that even seeing his name reduces students to jellies. To Georgia, USA:

Emory University students say they are “in pain” and “afraid” after someone left pro-Donald Trump chalk messages on their Atlanta campus, according to

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Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dear Jamie Oliver, please help us ban apples and pears

Sugar is bad for you. It must be taxed. In the eyes of Jamie Oliver and anyone who listens to him, tax is a way to punish people. So the price has been raised. Now, let’s ban fruit:

A banana

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Posted: 26th, March 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Adam Johnson: now watch teenage girls get you off in the tabloids

Adam-Johnson

 

You might see Adam Johnson, the footballer, as a deeply unpleasant oddity. Jailed for six years for sexual activity with an underage girl, Johnson represents nobody but himself. But his job sets an agenda in motion. The Mail leads … READ ON

Posted: 25th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Matthew Doye: locked away in the Met’s trawl for Islamophobia

tweet matthew doyle

 

This week the Metropolitan Police arrested Matthew Doyle for tweeting: “I confronted a Muslim woman yesterday in Croydon. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said ‘Nothing to do with me’. A mealy mouthed reply.”

When I read that

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Posted: 25th, March 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Women have higher IQs than men, even the dyed blondes

dumb blondeAccording to the elitists at Mensa, the average IQ is taken as 100. Mindful of that, we read the Mail’s report on blondes:

They’re not ‘dumb blondes’ after all: Women with the natural hair colour are MORE intelligent than

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Posted: 23rd, March 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0