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Brendan O’Neill, Corinne Grant, Cindy Prior and an assault on free speech

Brendan O’Neill asks Corinne Grant a question:

 

 

The story is:
Cindy Prior, an indigenous administration officer in QUT’s Oodgeroo Unit, is using section 18C of the racial discrimination act – the controversial section … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment


Forgers walks free from court after fake lawyer presented bogus documents

New from India’s Mumbai Mirror. The language is as lovely as the story. The duplicitous talents of these guys who made false passports and government documents makes the news.
Two men, who … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


The ‘Muslim bully man’ who wasn’t and the Muslim teens who were

Is the media biased when it comes to reporting on Muslims? The BBC looks at the case of Michael Coe, accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and battery. He denies … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Eyes wide shut: Ola Jordan dresses for sex

Former Strictly Come Dancing hoofer Ola Jordan reveals her “sexist secrets” in the Sun. Ola is the new “celebrity face” of Ann Summers, the high-street store selling aids to masturbation.
SAUCY Ola Jordan … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment


Jamies Oliver names his fifth child after a vegetable

‘Leaf me alone!’

Jamie’s Oliver’s fifth child is called River Rocket Oliver. With a name like Rocket, the worry is that the little lamb’s (lettuce) will go off. … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews | Comment


Austria’s foreign minister wants refugees to work for one euro an hour

Can you force refugees to work for the State? Surely not. The Mail looks to Austria:
Austria could be set to force refugees to do menial work for 87p an hour … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


EU and Brexit politicians row over who won the Olympics

MP Heather Wheeler, assistant whip in Theresa May’s government, bigs it up for Great Britain’s post-Brexit Olympians.

 

 

Or as the European Union put it:

 

 

Dod the British cheer for Australian swimmers? Do Belgian root … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Gawker let’s us look at the numbers

Farewell, Gawker. Josh Laurito treats readers to a look inside Gawker, the media group bankrupted by the Hulk Hogan lawsuit verdict. Gawker media now consists of Gawker.com, the other titles being sold … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Middlesbrough: Adam Clayton’s left testicle says ‘hi’ in changing room photo

Footballers love to take photos of themselves in the changing room. The other day Middlesbrough’s Cristhian Stuani marked his side’s2-1 derby win over Sunderland in the Tees-Wear derby by showing the … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Shkodran Mustafi to Arsenal for £21m, £25m, £30m and £42m

Transfer balls: With the business over Paul Pogba to Manchester United sorted to great relief at the Daily Mirror – the paper said Pogba had signed for United three weeks before he did – … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment (1)


Watch the Apollo 11 Moon blast in very slow motion

On July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 blasted into space. In this video the blast off is stretched from 30 seconds of action to over eight minutes of viewing time.

“The Saturn V vehicle produced a holocaust … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment


Jessica Hayes and Katie Salmon given life ban for sub-Godiva behaviour at Cheltenham

Jockeying for attention

In ‘LACK OF REMORSE'”, the Sun reports on “Love Island boob flash duo Jessica Hayes and Katie Salmon”.

News is that the topless twosome have been … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Beer made from yeast swabbed from Roald Dahl’s chair

What did Roald Dahl taste of? We can soon find out becsaue the 40FT Brewery, in Dalston, north east London, and Bompas and Parr are creating Mr Twit’s Odious Ale. You … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal Balls: bitter Vieira snipes at Wenger

Patrick Vieira, the former Arsenal captain now working for the Manchester City project, is critical of the Gunners. He tells The Telegraph.
“In the last five or six years, Arsenal went … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Dalian Atkinson: Black Lives Matter, stereotypes and blaming football

Dalian Atkinson: a look at repotting on the former Aston Villa footballer who died after being hit by police tasers.

The Guardian: “Dalian Atkinson death asks hard questions of police and … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Sports | Comment


Transfer Balls: Arsenal hope and believe in Shkodran Mustafi

Transfer balls: The Indy says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger “hopes to sign Shkodran Mustafi before deadline day”. Adding: “Personal terms are believed to have been agreed with the German defender.”

Only believe? Maybe … (read more)

Posted: 21st, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Caster Semenya is clean: the’dilemma’ of being yourself

Well done, Caster Semenya for winning Olympic gold in the women’s 800m. Much has been made of Semenya’s gender.
Presented her Olympic gold medal by the same organisation that will look … (read more)

Posted: 21st, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Sports | Comment


Brexit: Wile E Coyote does a runner

Jeremy Warner should bone up on low culture. He’s writing about Brexit for the Telegraph:
The image that springs to mind is the cartoon character Road Runner, who keeps on running … (read more)

Posted: 21st, August 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Media Balls: Arsenal fail to pay penalty at Leicester

Media Watch: a look at monocular football reporting. In today’s match we look at biased views on Arsenal’s away draw at Leicester City. The game ended o-0.

THE PENALTY CLAIMS

Leicester Mercury:
Leicester City…can feel aggrieved … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Media Balls: Liverpool robbed by Burnley

Media Watch: a look at monocular football reporting. In today’s match we look at biased views on Liverpool’s away defeat to Burnley. The game ended 2-0.

CLYNE’S ERROR

Liverpool Post:
Ragnar Klavan’s cross-field pass … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Media Balls: Chelsea benefit from ‘stunning’ ‘poor pass’ to beat Watford

Media Watch: a look at monocular football reporting. In today’s match we look at biased views on Watford’s home defeat to Chelsea. The game eded 1-2.

THE WINNING GOAL

Watford Observer:
The difference was to be … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Ashley Cole will ‘snub’ Arsenal to help Chelsea kids understand greed

The Evening Standard reports that LA Galaxy defender Ashley Cole, 35, “says he wants to work for Chelsea after his playing career is over rather than Arsenal.”

It would take a … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment (1)


Transfer balls: Lukaku wants Chelsea, commits to Everton, goes nowhere

Transfer balls: The BBC says Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, “will turn down Chelsea to stay at Goodison Park for at least another season”.

The BBC claim links to the Daily Mirror, which is adamant:
Romelu … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Dog passes the fermented herring test (video NSFL)

This is a Not Safe For Lunch video of a dog being treated to its first encounter with fermented herring:

 

Malin Jonsson from Umeå in northern Sweden spotted her French bulldog, … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Culture Kalash: Pakistani tribe doesn’t like Muslim migrants

There is trouble in Pakistan. The Kalash tribe is threatened:
Hidden up in the mountains near Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, the Kalash tribe loves homemade wine and whiskey, dances for days at colorful … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment