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Media bias: Arsenal get lucky as Burnley go down in the 98th minute

Media Bias: In a crazy end to what had looked like a routine win for Arsenal, Burley scored from the spot in the 94th minute. And then Laurent Koscielny was … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Mike Dean punctures his ego at Barnsley and Leeds United

Mike Dean is the Premier League referee in the spotlight. In days gone by he’d have been ‘Mr Dean from [insert place here]’. The media would have shown deference to his … (read more)

Posted: 20th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment


Media bias: Everton get lucky as Manchester City are robbed in Liverpool

Everton thumped Manchester City 4-0 in the Premier League today. As ever, we’re on the look out for biased reporting. In the first half, with the scores 0-0, City’s Raheem Sterling … (read more)

Posted: 15th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


After 34 years Stalin resigns as party’s youth wing leader

New from India to warm the cockles. The Hindu reports on a severe bout of nominative determinism:
DMK’s working president M.K. Stalin has stepped down as the youth wing secretary of … (read more)

Posted: 6th, January 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Arsenal: watch Olivier Giroud score an incredible scorpion kick goal against Crystal Palace

Olivier Giroud scored a pretty decent scorpion goal in Arsenal’s home match against Crystal Palace. With the ball well behind him, Giroud stuck out a foot and the ball went … (read more)

Posted: 1st, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Manchester United’s Rashford To West Ham; Payet to Arsenal; Draxler to Liverpool; Virgil to Manchester City?

West Ham United are, says the Daily Telegraph, keen to transfer Manchester United squad members Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford to their goal-shy team. It’s an “ambitious” bid, says the paper. … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, December 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Sponsored Post: Ray Parlour and Amy Chiles play the Blackjack Strategy Guide

Blackjack is the most popular casino card game in the world because it’s fast, simple and you most likely first played it as a child. Like all games of chances, … (read more)

Posted: 20th, December 2016 | In: Online-PR | Comment


Arsenal: Ozil ball watching against Manchester City (video)

Football used to be a funny old game. Nowadays it’s just a moneymaking machine. Just take Mesut Ozil, the Arsenal player the Gunners bought for £42.5m Is he hungry? Is … (read more)

Posted: 18th, December 2016 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Manchester United balls: Jose orders team to toughen up by stripping in the cold

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says it’s thanks to him that a few Manchester United fans who made the trip to West Bromwich Albion’s The Hawthorns ground went home wearing … (read more)

Posted: 18th, December 2016 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment


Karen Matthews: a damp squib and other fireworks from the UK’s ‘most hated mum’

Karen Matthews – ‘the UK’s most hated mum’ (source: Daily Mirror) is talking through a “pal” with an impeccable memory to the Daily Mirror.

In “I need plastic surgery for my … (read more)

Posted: 13th, December 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Madeleine McCann: four months to find her, kidnapped to order and important news

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

Having led with “important” news on the hunt for the missing child only yesterday, the Sun makes not a single mention … (read more)

Posted: 5th, December 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Madeleine McCann: the ‘important lead’, unnamed sources and sexual exploitation

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

The Sun (front page): ” MADDIE GANG PROBE Cops given cash to probe ‘important’ new lead that Maddie was snatched by … (read more)

Posted: 4th, December 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Cardiff’s plastic Christmas tree is cheaper than a white elephant

Cardiff council has invested £30,000 renting the biggest Christmas tree in the country.

At 40 metres the fake tree made of metal, plastic and more plastic would have been the envy of … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Manchester United balls: Jose Mourinho adapts the Chelsea philosophy to be more and less like Van Gaal

How are things going for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho? “From the moment he arrived, the message has been positive, about winning the title. Nothing on philosophies or things taking … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment


The Arsenal star and Little Mix singer’s secret dates at The Emirates

The Sun has news that Perrie Edwards, a singer with X-Factor products Little Mix, has been on “dates” with Arsenal footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Apparently, she watched Arsenal play Spurs from Alex’s “personal box at … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2016 | In: Arsenal, Celebrities, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Media balls: West Ham hard done by as Spurs trip over the line

Media Balls: a look at biased football reporting in Tottenham’s 3-2 victory over West Hm United in the Premier League.

This is how the Tottenham Hotspur website described the deciding goal, … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comments (3)


Media Balls: great penalty decision robs Manchester United as gritty Arsenal ride their luck

Media Balls: a look at reporting on Manchester Untied v Arsenal in the Premier League.  In the first half ManchesterUnited had a shout for a penalty. It wasn’t given. Was that … (read more)

Posted: 19th, November 2016 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Barcelona and pundits conspire to push Philippe Coutinho out of Liverpool

Football reporting wears the cloak of respectability. But in the 21st century, new organs use players to get clicks and earn cash. The sad thing is that the advert-free BBC … (read more)

Posted: 17th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Meghan Markle and Jamie Vardy in ridiculous tabloid plot

Meghan Markle is to play Jamie Vardy’s wife in a film. Well, so says the Daily Star. And who better than Prince Harry’s latest flame to pump the air as … (read more)

Posted: 15th, November 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Loaded gun located between biker’s buttocks

To Brisbane, Australia, where police have located a loaded gun wedged between a biker’s buttocks. Police located not one but two handguns. The second handgun was in his…car.

 

A bum … (read more)

Posted: 12th, November 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Guardian journalist on Donald Trump: ‘It’s about time for Presidential assassination’

Did you see this tweet from Guardian journalist Monisha Rajesh, who also writes for New York Times? Order Order claims to have spotted the tweet from the “Train columnist at … (read more)

Posted: 11th, November 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comments (2)


Meghan Markle: sex, a ginger Royal line gets crossed and Prince Harry’s moan

Prince Harry is dating American actress Meghan Markle. And he’s unhappy with the media. The celebrity Royal doesn’t much like journalists behaving like, well, journalists. Kensington Palace say the Press have … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Royal Family | Comment


Manchester United: Mourinho scapegoats Smalling and Shaw and demands belief in his way

In today’s episode of Jose Mourinho’s life, the Sun has an exclusive on the Manchester United manager:
Jose Mourinho: Manchester United stars backing boss over incredible bust-up with Luke Shaw and Chris … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Chelsea offload Arsenal turncoat Fabregas to West Ham and AC Milan

Transfer balls: West Ham United are keen on Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas, 29. The former Arsenal captain has played just 87 minutes for the Blues in the Premier League this season.

The Daily Mirror leads with … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Drones can hack your lightbulbs from 1000 feet overhead

Drones can hack your lightbulbs. It’s true. It sounds mad to say it, granted. But it’s true. PC World reports on a cyber attack on your so-called smart bulbs:
Researchers were able to … (read more)

Posted: 7th, November 2016 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment