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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho laments sacking of Claudio Ranieri – the man he called old and useless

How did Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho respond to news that Leicester City have sacked Claudio Ranieri, the man who just nine months ago led the Foxes to the Premier League title? Mourinho was keen to show his support for … READ ON

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


Stoke-on-Trent demolishes UKIP and the Brexit lie

Following the by-elections in Copeland  – the Tories won a seat Labour has held since it was created more than 80 years ago – and Stoke-on-Trent – Labour won with just 7,853 votes, seeing off UKIP leader Paul Nuttall who … READ ON

Posted: 24th, February 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: finding hope in Cairns, Jodie Marsh’s dog and looking for ‘my Maddie’

Madeleine McCann: a reporting review on the missing child.

As we must, let’s begin with news of the English child who went missing in Portugal by looking at the Australia’s Cairns Post, which features a message for Kate and … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, February 2017 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: TV expert reads missing child’s mind and un-solves crimes

Madeleine McCann was not kidnapped, says a ‘top investigator’. ‘MADDIE “WENT LOOKING FOR HER MUM & DAD”,’ announces the Star’s front-page headline. This is, says the paper, an ‘astonishing claim’. When investigators make claims you wonder if they understand the … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, February 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Vogue for having a hissy fit about cultural-appropriation

Hard luck on punks, skins (the Trojan music ones), rockers, mods, Goths, Teds, people who take part in battle re-enactments, hipsters, anyone in a Nehru collar, cross-dressers, the Trustafarians in Notting Hill who dress like Redneck truckers, schoolgirls in kilts … READ ON

Posted: 20th, February 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ted Health: what the police believe

Was Ted Heath a paedophile? The Mail says it’s been told that Wiltshire Chief Constable Mike Veale ‘regards the allegations as “totally convincing”‘. An unnamed ‘source‘ tells the paper:

“Mr Veale believes in them 120 per cent and

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Posted: 20th, February 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: all aboard the ‘Our Maddie’ charabanc for a ten-year anniversary tour

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

The Sun picks up the news that sleuths can book a place on the ‘Our Maddie’ charabanc. Armchair detectives can go mobile. The paper tells us:

The trips to the

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Posted: 19th, February 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Calls to ban anti-vaccination video portrays people as thick

If free speech is the freedom to make an arse of yourself, the story of moves to ban Andrew Wakefield’s video is one we should baulk at. The Times has ‘discovered’ that Amazon and Apple ‘are profiting from an anti-vaccination … READ ON

Posted: 17th, February 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cambridge student who burned cash saved homeless man’s life

Helping us know why an 18-year-old set light to a £20 note in the streets of Cambridge is a delighted Press. Above a picture of a £20 note – so helping Guardian readers know one should they encounter it lit … READ ON

Posted: 16th, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New Espionage Act says journalists are enemies of the State

What is the point of journalism if it can’t publish things people don’t want to be published? A new Espionage Act drafted by the Law Commission would, says The Register, make it a crime to report on big date

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Posted: 15th, February 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool bans the Sun but the elite escape and fans remain suspects

What are we to make of Liverpool Football Club’s ban on Sun journalists attending matches in an official capacity and press conferences? The Sun is also banned from conducting exclusive interviews with Liverpool FC managers or players.

The ban is … READ ON

Posted: 15th, February 2017 | In: Key Posts, Liverpool, News, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stephen Lawrence: The Daily Mail V ‘Murderers’ was huge but the ITV interviews were extraordinary

Twenty years ago today the Daily Mail published one of the most eye-grabbing front-pages in recent history. It accused five men of murdering Stephen Lawrence, the black youth killed in a racist crime covered up by an incompetent and racist … READ ON

Posted: 14th, February 2017 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Epic typos: When ISIS shaved bears to avoid airstrikes

In readiness for Donald Trump’s assault on ISI, we remind him of news from year ago, when Islamists were ‘shaving bears’.

 

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Spotter:  @FelicityMorseREAD ON

Posted: 14th, February 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Student ban free speech on campus: the University crisis

Great work from Spiked, which has released its annual survey of free speech at universities. Using a three-tier traffic light system, where red indicates that free speech stops here, nearly two thirds of student unions and one quarter of … READ ON

Posted: 13th, February 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Oh Do Fuck Off: Piers Morgan is not Trump’s Goebbels

 

When Piers Morgan was told to ‘Fuck off’ on the telly by Australian comedian Jim Jeffries, right-thinkers on twitter loved it. Morgan, who identifies himself without invitation as Donald Trump’s mate, pointed out that there is no ban on … READ ON

Posted: 12th, February 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police accidentally raped a man when his trousers fells down and a truncheon went up

To France, where ‘Theo’, a 22-year-old black man, claims he was raped when police inserted a truncheon in his anus. An internal police inquiry found nothing untoward. But Theo was showing severe anal injuries.

Police now says the wounding was … READ ON

Posted: 10th, February 2017 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Zakaria Bulhan: the tabloids’ favourite Somali-born Muslim terrorist who wasn’t

Zakaria Bulhan, 19, stood in the dock at the Old Bailey and admitted killing US tourist Darlene Horton and wounding five others – Lillie Selletin, David Imber, Martin Hoenisch, Bernard Hepplewhite and Yovel Lewronski – (all strangers to him) on … READ ON

Posted: 8th, February 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Superman addresses Donald Trump in 1950

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In 1950, Superman, a refugee from a distant land, had this message for American youth.

…and remember boys and girls, your school – like our country – is made up of Americans of many different races, religions and national

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Posted: 7th, February 2017 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Buddhist Monkey arrested with 4.6 million methamphetamine pills, a grenade and ammunition in his car

In what officials are calling ‘not a normal case’, a Buddhist monk has been arrested in Myanmar with 4.6 million methamphetamine pills, a grenade and ammunition were found in his car.

“This is not a normal case, and when we … READ ON

Posted: 7th, February 2017 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Guardian seeks unpaid BAME workers for its ‘society of journalism’

“Young BME people! We know you need help getting into journalism. Come work for us for free!” tweets Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian). She spotted his great advert in the Guardian. The paper wants to give BAME journalists the READ ON

Posted: 6th, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fake News: Bosnia attack survivor Chelsea Clinton recalls the Bowling Green Massacre

Compare and contrast the following news about the Bowling Green Massacre and Hillary Clinton landing under enemy fire in Bosnia. Fake news is big news right now.

Sat at the top of the new cycle is the idea that … READ ON

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


Censors, babies and fools burn Milo Yiannopoulos out of Berkeley

‘Out of Berkeley Nazi Scum,’ demands a placard held high at University of California Berkeley. Intolerance will not be tolerated! So goes the protests against to deadline polemicist Milo Yiannopoulos, who having been banned from the virtual world – Twitter … READ ON

Posted: 4th, February 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Seb Dance says don’t trust politicians and the media – and Nigel Farage agrees

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There are so many things about President Trump to be concerned about. His illiberalism. His attitude to free speech – he’s against it. His cruel and arbitrary ban on people visiting the US from seven counties. But dismissing his … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tens of thousands of homosexual men pardoned for past ‘crimes’

A new rule means old judgements are no longer fit for purpose. In 2013, Alan Turing was pardoned. His conviction for gross indecency quashed. Turing, ‘creator of the modern computer’, committed suicide in 1954. His crime was to have been … READ ON

Posted: 31st, January 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Trump criminalises the Muslims Obama bombed

President Trump’s executive order on Muslim migration, stopping all refugee admissions and barring people for 90 days from entering the US from seven Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen- is illiberal, wrong and harmful.

There’s … READ ON

Posted: 30th, January 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0