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Manchester United fans and the Ronaldo fake news pledge

 

On May 8, 2017, the Manchester Evening News was “Fighting fake news”. Readers were assured that “Trust is name of the game in sports journalism – whatever team you support…” … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united | Comment


Labour updates Macpherson: hating Jews doesn’t make you a racist

If you can be an unwitting racist, is Jeremy Corbyn’s obsession with Jews and his friendships with those who want them dead a hate crime? Is Corbyn’s Labour Party institutional … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


BBC reporter demands people stop using Instagram, Facebook and their phones to look at the BBC

“How do you deal with smartphone ‘zombies’?” asks the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2. You mean people like Mhairi McFarlane (@MhairiMcF), who responds: “What’s wrong with looking at … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2018 | In: News, Technology, TV & Radio | Comment


Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong joins Barcelona, laughs at Manchester City and chased by Spurs

The Guardian says Spurs are in for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong. The fee? £40m. Not too shabby for player whose made 37 appearances for the Ajax first team. But is … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2018 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Jed Mercurio’s Bodyguard harks back to the Johnson Dick affair

When not giving the ‘go’ for an innocent man to be shot dead on the London Underground, Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick is on the PR trail. Last week Dick … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, TV & Radio | Comment


Salisbury poisoning madness: Russian spies made getaway on Southwest trains Sunday service

 

The suspects in the Salisbury Novichok poisoning case are two Russian nationals called Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. They are straight out of central casting. Theresa May says the mean are … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal can’t do any worse if Gazidis heads to AC Milan

Arsenal fans are invited to reappraise the work of Ivan Gazidis, the Arsenal chief executive being courted by AC Milan. The Times says Arsenal are “irritated” and “exasperated” over the … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Tour of Britain now features a huge penis at Capstone Hill and a ride into Cockermouth

 

It might not have the Alpine peaks, history and drugs history, but the Tour of Britain bike race does feature a massive penis. Helping sell the Tour to a new … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2018 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment


Peak Guardian: fight fatphobia and why being unhealthy is deadly

 

The Guardian’s cover is a thing of wonder – the wonder being did anyone read it before going to print? Having invited readers to “fight fatphobia – ten ways to … (read more)

Posted: 4th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Respected Manchester United Jose Mourinho gets a suspended jail sentence for greed

Just one more reason to admire and respect Manchester United manager José Mourinho: he’s earned one-year suspended sentence (two six-month prison sentences) in a long-running tax fraud case with the … (read more)

Posted: 4th, September 2018 | In: manchester united, Money, Sports | Comment


In full: David Remnick’s memo to New Yorker staffers about the Steve Bannon interview

This is David Remnick’s memo to New Yorker staffers about the decision not to interview Steve Bannon at the magazine’s yearly festival. Remnick is the magazine’s editor who intended to … (read more)

Posted: 4th, September 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


West Ham guarantee Pellegrini £15m for losing every match

Do managers who score a job at a Premier League club need to try hard? Players on contracts of £50,000 a week have no need to perform to the best … (read more)

Posted: 4th, September 2018 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Lana Del Rey cancels Israel but lines up shows in BDS friendly Syria

Bad news, pop fans. Lana Del Rey will not be headlining the Meteor Festival in Tel Aviv. She can’t make it because the venue, Kibbutz Lehavot HaBashan, is in Israel … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, September 2018 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Cosby Show star tries to forget working with Bill: the delicious shaming of Geoffrey Owens

There’s a thrill in spotting a famous face. And we can imagine the excitement when, as Fox News puts it in breathless tones,  “‘Cosby Show’ actor Geoffrey Owens [was] spotted … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, September 2018 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


There’s Costa Coffee machine that plays creepy coffee shop noises

“I’ve found the worst thing in the world,” tweets Alistair Coleman. “It’s a Costa coffee machine that plays coffee shop noises while it makes your drink, so you can pretend … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, September 2018 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Police Taser gives boy a heart attack in Coventry

In the US they still kill prisoners by electrocution.  The last use of the chair was on January 16, 2013, when Robert Gleason, Jr., picked the electric chair over death by … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, September 2018 | In: News | Comment


Cosmopolitan stretches its arms wide and embraces obesity

Right now hundreds of skeletal and grey-skinned models are ordering double celery in the hope of getting work. Cosmopolitan magazine has featured a big girl on its cover and the … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, September 2018 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Kuwait authorities shut down fishmonger selling old fish with googly eyes stuck on to make them look fresh

Kuwait’s Ministry of Commerce has closed a fishmongers that was sticking googly eyes on fish to make them appear fresher than they were.

 

 

وزارة التجارة تغلق محلا لبيع الأسماك يضع عدسات … (read more)

Posted: 1st, September 2018 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Don’t panic: gamblers are deserting Corbyn’s nasty party

The Guardian’s headline is suggestive: “Antisemitism row ‘risks chances of Labour government’.” Jew hatred only increases doubt that the electorate will vote Labour and so get Jeremy Corbyn into Number … (read more)

Posted: 1st, September 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Corbyn is the anti-Semitic Prime Minister you voted for

Is Jeremy Corbyn a racist? He is if he you look at what else he said at a London conference convened by the Palestinian Return Centre in London in 2013. … (read more)

Posted: 31st, August 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Kyron Horman: 8 years of hapless policing and accusations

We still don’t know what happened to Kyron Horman, the 7-year-old boy who vanished on June 4 2010. We’ve covered the story in depth – the hapless police to the … (read more)

Posted: 30th, August 2018 | In: News | Comment


Mazel Tov Frank Field! Finally a Labour MP resigns over Corbyn the racist

Labour MP Frank Field says Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour is “a force for anti-Semitism in British politics”. Since the BNP and NF disintegrated, Labour is pretty much the leading force in … (read more)

Posted: 30th, August 2018 | In: News | Comment


 Columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown says far Right ‘Allo Allo cast pose threat to British society

Did you see the Nazis massed in Gloucester? There was Herr Flick and the rest of the Herrenvolk who used to star in he BBC’s fly on the wall documentary … (read more)

Posted: 30th, August 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, TV & Radio | Comment


Bono joins forces with the EU to irritate everyone

Minted tax-exile Bono, aka Paul Hewson, aka the stately Mr G21, has not been wasting his bath time. He’s thought up a new way to irritate everyone: the U2 singer … (read more)

Posted: 30th, August 2018 | In: Celebrities, News, Politicians | Comment


Loew brushes off Arsenal star Ozil’s claims of racism

When Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil retied from international football for what he saw as racism in the German FA (DFB), Joachim Loew, his head coach, waited. And today he delivered his response. “Mesut … (read more)

Posted: 29th, August 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment