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The news as told by the UK’s tabloid press – The Sun, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Star and News of the World.

Madeleine McCann: horror in Cyprus and trolling the McCanns in the Sun

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

We begin this round-up with news in the Sun that the missing child’s parents are posting on their official Facebook page. In “BEATING THE BULLIES” we read that Kate and …

Posted: 22nd, March 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chuck Berry: the King is dead so let’s give his body a good kicking

chuck berry hail

 

No sooner is Chuck Berry dead than the Mirror pulls on the boots and gives his bones a good kick. The rock’n’roller who gave full throat to all the taboo-busting stuff the olds hated is the subject of the …

Posted: 20th, March 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prince William turns into his feckless father as mute Kate awaits her Diana moment

prince william dancing the sun

 

It’s the third day of the Sun’s Prince William expose. On Tuesday the paper led with news that Wills had ‘sloped off’ to the Swiss Alps to pranny about his pals on a lads’ holiday, where he met an …

Posted: 16th, March 2017 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: a manhunt, a lifeline and a missing man

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

Daily Mirror (front page): ”Maddie Cops Hunt Worker At Resort.’ The now ‘ex-employee has ‘vanished’. Like the missing child, he just disappeared?

 

maddie mccann daily mirror

 

In the very first paragraph …

Posted: 13th, March 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Wenger stays and Allegri agrees to take over

It’s been a huge two days for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. Only yesterday, the Star was pleading with Wenger to make up his mind and tell everyone if he was going to sign a new contract and stay at Arsenal …

Posted: 12th, March 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: just £85,000 left to find ‘Our Maddie’

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child. The Metropolitan Police continue to search for Madeleine McCann, the child who became the media’s ‘Our Maddie’.

 

maddy solved

 

Sunday Express (front page): ‘Madeleine Bombshell – Police net closes …

Posted: 12th, March 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bruno Fernandes should quit football and get a job in the media

Brazilian footballer Bruno Fernandes admitted ordering the killing of girlfriend Eliza Samudio and feeding her body to dogs. He’s a nutter. Having served 7 years of a 22 years sentence, Bruno is out of prison. He has served his time. …

Posted: 11th, March 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Celebrity Weed Farm: BGT dancer inspires new TV show

Remember Stavros Flatley, the chubby fella from Britain’s Got Talent, whose dance with his chubby son scored them a job on Sugar Free Farm with Ann Widdecombe, Alison Hammond and Gemma Collins, a show which proved that shovelling shit …

Posted: 6th, March 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Croydon car wash crash horror: let’s blame the victims

Can the story of the ‘suspected drunk driver’ who ploughed into five people at a car wash be turned into an immigration issue? In the Daily Mail it can, yes. In the very first line of the horror near Catford …

Posted: 27th, February 2017 | In: Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn meltsdown in the Sun, Mail and Express but is smiling in the Mirror

When Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared on Sky News, he was asked about his leadership. “I’m carrying on as leader,” said Corbyn, “because I’m determined that we will deliver social justice in this country.” So, er, will you …

Posted: 27th, February 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jimmy Savile’s sex-free sex den at High Royds Hospital

Fancy a peek inside ‘Jimmy Savile’s sex den’? This is where the ‘shamed star preyed on victims’. The Daily Star’s wrong, of course. Savile wasn’t shamed. Sir Jimmy was buried with full honours. The great and good lined up to

Posted: 26th, February 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Roly-Poly Goalie Wayne Shaw gets a job in the Sun

Having lost his job at Sutton FC for eating a pie in the dug-out at odds of 8-1, ‘roly-poly goalie’ Wayne Shaw is today pictured eating lots more pies in the Sun. The paper loves Wayne. After all, …

Posted: 24th, February 2017 | In: Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: flogging apartment 5a at the Ocean Complex

Madeleine McCann: what the media says about the missing child.

The Sun (page 4), tells us that the ‘MADDIE HOLS FLAT’ has been sold for ‘half price’. The flat in which Madeleine McCann and her family were staying when she …

Posted: 24th, February 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hard man Danny Dyer whipped out his ‘Brighton front’?

When actor Danny Dyer toured the world’s ‘Football Factories’, he hung about with “hard men”. There were hard men all around him. Whether Dyer was a hard man was never made clear, but today the Sun says he might have …

Posted: 24th, February 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Enemies of the People: the Daily Mail takes up Stalin’s cry

Daily Mail news, now. And a spot of Donald Trump bashing on February 18, 2017. President Trump labelled several media outlets as ‘the “enemy” of the people’.

For readers unsure what that means, the Mail is informative:

 

enemy of the people daily mail

 

Not …

Posted: 22nd, February 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Sun Bets or Wayne Shaw the greedier?

When the Sun Bets bookmakers sponsored Sutton for their home FA Cup match against Arsenal (final score: – 0- 2), they offered odds of 8-1 that the home side’s home reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw would eat a pie during the …

Posted: 22nd, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ted Heath becomes ‘Ed’, the ‘Fred West of child murder’ and celebrity police appeal for calm

Time for another look at Ted Health’s corpse. A high-ranking policeman reportedly said that the former Prime Minister was a paedophile. A ‘source’ told the Mail on Sunday that Wiltshire Chief Constable Mike Veale, for it is he, is “…

Posted: 21st, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 20th, February 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 16th, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘The Chuff of Dreams’: Daily Mail’s X-rated headline of the day

It’s the ‘Chuff of dreams’ in the Daily Mail.

 

daily mail chuff

 

For those readers not au fait with a chuff, the Urban Dictionary defines it yhus:

chuff
anglo-slang for snatch, vagina.
“How’s the weather in Phoenix?”

“Dryer than a

Posted: 15th, February 2017 | In: Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 14th, February 2017 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: innocence not presumed, The Moorside and rewards unclaimed

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child. News is that her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, are ‘not in the clear’.

The Mirror (front page): ‘McCanns’ agony at Maddie ruling by court.’

Page 9: ‘Judge: McCanns …

Posted: 9th, February 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The media hounding of ‘dishevelled’ Tara Palmer-Tomkinson: an ill woman is not fair game

Sad news that Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has died at just 45 years of age. Anyone able to make a living form having fun must have something about her. Today the tabloids are full of kind words about the ‘tragic’ (Sun) socialite …

Posted: 9th, February 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Mourinho’s run brings back Ferguson’s glory days

The Sun continues to work as an extension of Jose Mourinho Inc., telling readers: ‘Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is bringing back the glory days after matching a record last achieved by Sir Alex Ferguson.’

Still in his first season …

Posted: 9th, February 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Beckham and Danny Cipriani: you can’t be victim if you’re famous

Is it a crime to be famous? This week, two stories about blackmail have occupied the Sun’s front page.

The first is the matter of messages hacked from a server that handles David Beckham’s emails. The hackers wanted money to …

Posted: 8th, February 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0