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Biased media: Tabloids say British Pakistanis are a threat to national security

On the Daily Star’s page 2 a story about “British kids” being taken to Pakistan “and enrolled in chilling extremist summer schools”. These schools offer a “glorified version of jihad”. … (read more)

Posted: 25th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Uri Gellar : he can’t save Michael Jackson but he can stop Brexit

Renowned spoon bender Uri Geller says he can stop Brexit with the power of this mind – just as he’s stopped Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister.

Geller’s powers are mighty … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2019 | In: Celebrities, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Man jailed for removing customer’s ear and nipples without anaesthetic

“He stated that had he known it was illegal, he would never have had the procedure because he certainly was not that desperate to have his ear removed,” Mr Grieves-Smith … (read more)

Posted: 21st, March 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


After Christchurch: Don’t worry Jacinda the killer’s name will soon be forgotten

When fans of West Ham United taunt Spurs’ ‘Yid Army’ with the chant ‘He’s coming for you, he’s coming for you, we won’t say his name, but he’s coming for … (read more)

Posted: 21st, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Donald Trump: John McCain still hasn’t thanked me for his funeral

US President Donald Trump ‘has attacked the late Senator John McCain, complaining that he “didn’t get a thank you” for his state funeral.” So says the BBC. McCain never talked … (read more)

Posted: 21st, March 2019 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Lottery winner Ade Goodchild saves us from Brexit

You can’t come out from under there yet. And go easy on those provisions you’ve stored and planned to live on until March 29 when you could re-emerge into society. … (read more)

Posted: 21st, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, Money, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Brexit: Corbyn shows the humiliated 90% what they’re missing

In the latest news, a poll conducted by Sky discovers that 90% of us consider the handling of negotiations with the EU a “national humiliation”. Seven percent of mouth breathers … (read more)

Posted: 20th, March 2019 | In: Politicians | Comment


What racism? Raheem Sterling becomes the tabloids’ role model

In a tribute to Jadon Sancho, the England and Borussia Dortmund winger, the Sun’s Martin Blackburn says Raheem Sterling might be “something of a role model” to the tyro. Writing … (read more)

Posted: 20th, March 2019 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Brexit: Operation Yellowhammer replaces Operation Glasshammer

Finally something new in the Brexit shambles. The Daily Telegraph leads with Brexit, telling readers that unless Theresa May and her minions agree a new date for the UK leaving … (read more)

Posted: 20th, March 2019 | In: News | Comment


Madeleine McCann: the international Belgian paedo mob

The News: What you missed (but didn’t) / what we already know / and a big maybe

Now that Madeleine McCann is back in the news thanks to a Netflix docu-drama, … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2019 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment


John Bercow v Brexit: you sweet beautiful man

Daily Mail

John Bercow is the “smug Speaker” (Sun) who yelled “Bollocks to Brexit” (see Mrs Bercow’s bumper sticker) who “ambushed” (Mail) the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Bercow, the House of … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Childhood evacuees in Wales

To escape German bombs, thousands of of children were sent from Liverpool and London to live in rural Wales. Flashbak has a terrific collection of images from life back then. … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2019 | In: News | Comment


Madeleine McCann: spotted in 90 countries; Netflix is ill; and the making of Our Maddie

“How much worse can it get for the Portugal travel and tourism industry?” asks one website in response to the eight-part Netflix drama, a feast on the Madeleine McCann story. … (read more)

Posted: 17th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Transfer balls: Monchi agrees Arsenal move and joins Seville

On February 25 this year, the Daily Mirror reported: “Arsenal transfer news: Monchi ‘agrees deal’ to become Gunners sporting director.” Yesterday, Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, better known as ‘Monchi’ and blessed … (read more)

Posted: 17th, March 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, Sports | Comment


Comic Relief: David Lammy shamed whites into not giving

Two stories about Comic Relief, the BBC’s tired telethon. What is about the BBC that shows are celebrated chiefly for their longevity? And those presenters who go on for eons … (read more)

Posted: 17th, March 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Money, News, TV & Radio | Comment


After Christchurch: Daily Mail discovers the killer’s angelic blonde roots

Did you know that the man who murdered 49 people as they prayed in a Christchurch mosque was once a blonde? You can mull over that as the Mail thought … (read more)

Posted: 16th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Man knifed to death in Fulham: Jill Dando evoked

So how you report on the death of man in a fight in Fulham, south-west London? If you’re ITV News, you tell viewers that a 29-year-old man was stabbed to … (read more)

Posted: 16th, March 2019 | In: News | Comment


Man stands guard outside Manchester mosque to protect his friends

After the massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, a man in Manchester has taken up a role as a volunteer security guard outside the mosque in Levenshulme. “You are my friends,” … (read more)

Posted: 16th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


After New Zealand: Tom Watson calls Mark Zuckerberg ‘wicked’ and blames Facebook for massacre

Forty-nine people are known to have been murdered as they prayed in a New Zealand mosque. The killer live-streamed the massacre on Facebook. On LBC Radio, Labour Deputy Leader Tom … (read more)

Posted: 16th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids, Technology | Comment


Plastic bag walks across the road – video

I say, I say, i say, how did the plastic bag cross the road? First insert a frozen chicken, then warm in the sun and wait.
… (read more)

Posted: 16th, March 2019 | In: Gifs, Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann: TV at its most pathetic

Netflix’s Madeleine McCann documentary was full of shocks and theories from experts in ‘Our Maddie’ Studies (OMS). So dire was the that the missing child’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, refused to … (read more)

Posted: 15th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, TV & Radio | Comment


College bribery scam: the education system is a game; Hallmark sacks actress; rich kids are just donors-in-waiting

Hallmark Channel has severed business dealings with actress Lori Loughlin. Hallmark dims the lights to a 20watt soft-focus in rose-pink, tilts its head, and says it’s “saddened” by news of … (read more)

Posted: 15th, March 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Money, News | Comment


A plea for mirrors and no more weed from Lee Scratch Perry

Lee Scratch Perry has politely requested his fans relent from giving him weed. He has plenty. If you must give anything, give mirrors. The fabled reggae star tweets:

You know what’s … (read more)

Posted: 15th, March 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music, The Consumer | Comment


Madeleine McCann: Netflix show says actors kidnapped child

There’s a  “Maddie shocker” on the Daily Star’s cover. The paper doesn’t tell you what it is until you reach page 13. That location’s a clue, isn’t it. It tells us that … (read more)

Posted: 15th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


Uefa pause from flogging junk food, debt and gambling to investigate Neymar for swearing in private

We like footballers to be on-message when they talk, to speak about knife crime (against), isotonic drinks and potato crisps – two of your five a day, kids! – (for) … (read more)

Posted: 14th, March 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment