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Introducing The New Princess Diana News-Ometer

STAYING with Princess Diana, the Express introduces its new Diana news-ometer.

In a rare departure from the paper’s usual shot of a beaming Diana, readers are today confronted by a glum … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, April 2007 | In: Royal Family | Comment


Princess Diana Was A ‘Spiteful, Media-Savvy Neurotic” Says Tina Brown

“PRINCESS Diana was a manipulative schemer who was ruthless in her pursuit of Prince Charles,” says the Mail.

Like you, dear reader, we too feel sullied to have even read that … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, April 2007 | In: Royal Family | Comments (5)


Sanjaya Malakar Goes To Washington – And Britney Spears Wants Him

SANJAYA Malakar, the American Idol reject with 12 minutes of fame still to go, has been spotted at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington.

As TMZ reports, Malakar tells … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2007 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (8)


Web 2.0 Needs Identity Say Bryan Appleyard And Oliver Kamm Of The Times

READ all about how terrific the Times is in, er, the Times and Sunday Times.

Bryan Appleyard is talking about Web 2.0. He says: “Freedom has its uses, I’m a … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)


Cho Seong-Hui And The ‘Crisis Of Young Males In A Feminised Society’

ANORAK has long espoused the view that when some men don’t get enough sex they go bonkers.

Could not the War on Terror be won by spreading the love and letting … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Prime Minister’s Petitions – More Rejections

ANORAK’S regular look at those petitions appearing on the Prime Minister’s website –

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to stop students calling male teachers sir when they dont have … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2007 | In: Back pages | Comment (1)


Free Money For Readers When Tony Blair Resigns On…

WHEN will Tony Blair resign his post as Prime Minister?

Tony Blair will leave Downing Street “well before” the next general election, says Jack Straw.

The Sun reveals that Blair will step … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (2)


Wi-Fi Is Killing Our Kids

“Wi-Fi: Children at risk from ‘electronic smog’”.
The Independent on Sunday continues to bring the headlines that shock.

“Revealed – radiation threat from new wireless computer networks,” it thunders.

“Teachers demand … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2007 | In: Uncategorized | Comment (1)


Penn and Teller Do Gun Control – Virginia Tech

THIS is an excerpt from the show “Bullshit” where US comics Penn & Teller talk about gun control. In light of the murders at Virginia Tech, it’s worth looking at … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Emotional Vampirism At Virginia Tech

Jonah Goldberg writes on the “emotional vampirism” at Virginia Tech:

“Because there isn’t enough new information to fill the infinite void allotted to these stories, the press quickly succumbs to a … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Virginia Tech – Overlooking The Story

AMONG all those voices and nodding heads discussing the Virginia Tech murders was Assistant Superintendent Dick Kuntz.

The sticky fingers of adolescent humour were not allowed to impinge on the debate. … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Professor Librescu – A True Hero

Virginia Tech Students React to Professor Librescu:

“The morning after the shooting at Virginia Tech, the wife of professor Liviu Librescu e-mailed his students, asking them to tell her what happened … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Imagine the Children – Paris Hilton And Kevin Federline

Paris Hilton And Kevin Federline run together at Tao in Las Vegas.

THE shrunken gene pool that populates the Hollywood Hills is growing ever smaller. New blood is needed to stop … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Ode To Cho – Virginia Tech’s Nikki Giovanni’s Poem

NIKKI Giovanni, of Virginia Tech English Department, has written a poem.

Ms Giovanni is no angst-ridden teenage student. She is a University Distinguished Professor in literature and black studies. Does … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (6)


Caption This – Prince William’s Brazilian

Prince William and Kate Middleton are no more. Their love for one another has died.

You say toilet. I say lavatory. Let’s call the whole thing off.

Wills is now “Freeeeeee”. Wills … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2007 | In: Caption Competition | Comments (59)


England Out And Time To Refocus On Bob Woolmer

FRESH developments in the BOB Woolmer murder case.

As the Independent reports, a man has been seen. Security footage taken from the 12th floor of the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica, … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2007 | In: Back pages | Comment


“Seung-Hui Cho. I Mourn Your Life and Loss” – VirginiaTech

EXPECT lots of nonsense on Virginia Tech mass murderer Cho Seung-Hui. But will take something truly deranged to beat this on the Daily Kos.

“My heart aches. Of course I … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Cho Seung-Hui – Crazy name, Crazy Guy

THE move to broadcast Cho Seung-Hui’s rambling video is part of story building in the media. No fact is too small, no comment too trite, no nodding head can be … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Cho Seung-Hui – The Conspiracy

WELL, that didn’t take long – Cho Seung-Hui kills 32 people and he becomes the victim.

In response to Cho Seung-Hui Was No Suicide Bomber – Broadcast And Be Damned, BB … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)


I Found Saddam Hussein’s WMDs

THE story of how one man found Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction is worthy of front-page news. If it’s true .

But it’s not even front-page news in The Spectator, … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)


George Bush Doesn’t Kill People…

The Indepedent may not have the budget for much news reporting, but this cartoon of George Bush puts it on the edge. See it here…

Spotter: Poldraw … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Grandstanding With Hillary Clinton Against Don Imus

NOT too far back in the distant mists of time American shock-jock Don Imus said something unsayable and Hillary Clinton jumped to defend the offended.

Imus called the female Rutgers basketball … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2007 | In: Uncategorized | Comments (3)


Virginia Tech And A Political Silence On Guns

AFTER Virginia Tech, the Economist notes that with so much talk of guns and the right to bear arms “only two [US Presidential] candidates said anything about guns, and that … (read more)

Posted: 20th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


They Show Cho Seung-Hui On TV But Not Streakers

VIRGINIA Tech killer Cho Seung-Hui gets lots of airtime on NBC, the BBC, Sky and more.

But one emailer on Salon asks “if NBC, when it broadcast baseball games, refused to … (read more)

Posted: 20th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Cho Seung-Hui Was No Suicide Bomber – Broadcast And Be Damned

WAS NBC right to broadcast the video to Virginia Tech killer Cho Seung-Hui ranting and brandishing weapons?

Was the broadcast not giving the deranged killer what he wanted – to be … (read more)

Posted: 20th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)