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Spurs balls: Mauricio Pochettino’s Brave New World falls apart

As Tottenham slip to 7th place in the Premier League, the Sun elbows its way to front of the queue to bash team manager Mauricio Pochettino. In “Chapter And Worse”, … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2017 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Spurs | Comment


The Daily Mail’s List Of Things That Give You Cancer: From A To Z

SCARE Stories in the Daily Mail – here’s a list of things that give you cancer:

AFTERNOONS – here
AGEhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-449783/Women-birth-age-30-double-risk…
AIR POLLUTIONhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-358875/Pollution-cars-linked-child-…
AIR TRAVELhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-200443/Frequent-fliers-raise-cancer… and http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-591109/Cancer-risk-frequent-fliers….
ALCOHOLhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-147083/Drink-day-increases-breast-can… and http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-471910/Bowel-cancer-danger-just-gla…
ALLERGIEShttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-324732/Child-allergies-raise-cancer…
ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-55023/Cancer-causing-chemicals-soy-sauce.html
ARTIFICIAL LIGHThttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-391267/Artificial-light-increases-b…
ASBESTOS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1170584/Asbestos-schools-kill-pupils-…
ASPIRIN http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-205490/Asprin-link-cancer-risk.html
BABIES http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-157683/Birth-size-link-breast-cancer….
BABY … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2017 | In: Key Posts, Tabloids | Comments (22)


Donald Trump and Britain First: a Twitter romance made in a safe space

Is a retweet an endorsement? It is if you’re cuddly Donald Trump, who has amplified anti-Muslim propaganda tweeted by Jayda Franse, the woman who fronts Britain First, the odious far … (read more)

Posted: 30th, November 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Daily Mail: Underage YouTube watchers are ‘looking more grown up than ever’

The Daily Mail today publishes the “Terrifying truth about what your child watches on YouTube”. There is a welter of bilge on YouTube, some of it troubling. But is the Mail best placed … (read more)

Posted: 29th, November 2017 | In: News, Tabloids, Technology | Comment


Transfer balls: Ozil stays at Arsenal unless Manchester United make ‘unbelievable’ offer

At the Arsenal press conference, Arsene Wenger was asked about Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil leaving the club in the January transfer window – both players are in the last year … (read more)

Posted: 29th, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Trumpy Bear: your very own Donald Trump-themed teddy to groom

Stuck for gift ideas? Looking for a warm hug ? Want something to groom? Well, Trumpybear is the answer.

 

 
Trumpy Bear is a plush 22″ bear with an attached 28″ by … (read more)

Posted: 29th, November 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, The Consumer | Comment


BBC: Jeremy Corbyn pays tribute to ‘Prince Harry and Hezbollah’

Jeremy Corbyn wants to say a few things about “Harry and his brother”. Or as the BBC’s subtitler puts it: “Harry and Hezbollah.” A typo or is ‘Hezbollah’ the new … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2017 | In: Politicians, Royal Family, TV & Radio | Comment


Viz predicted Harry and Meghan’s wedding to save Theresa May in 2016

Viz 258 of Summer 2016 – “And that’s supposed to be Theresa May on the right,” says @Vizcomic.

 

Spotter: @vizcomic

 

PS:

It’s difficult to say ‘Harry to marry Meghan Markle’ without either sounding … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2017 | In: Royal Family | Comment


The one with the roof, the skateboarder and the pig (video)

Video of the day is the one with the roog, the skateboarder and the pig:

this gets so much better the longer you watch pic.twitter.com/Y1c2KQaB5T— 🎄 Goth Ms Kringle 🎅 (@spookperson) … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Trust Project balls: Arsenal and Manchester United fans tricked by MEN Ozil news

In the twilight zone between fact and fiction, sits football reporting. Today’s Manchester Evening News turns a simple story on Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil’s bout of the sniffles into “positive news” for … (read more)

Posted: 27th, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


Everton balls: the biggest match ever (until Martin Keown’s next deadline)

Not content with ignoring facts to have a pop at Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, Martin Keown is making historically incontinent comments about his other former club, Everton. Buying into the hype … (read more)

Posted: 27th, November 2017 | In: News, Sports | Comment


Madeleine McCann: Luisa Todorov gets scoured

Madeleine McCann was not kidnapped by Luisa Todorov.  “It wasn’t me,” says the woman. You will recall that criminologist Heriberto Janosch Gonzalez featured in the Daily Mirror beneath the words: “Maddie hunt … (read more)

Posted: 27th, November 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Money | Comment


Woman self-indentifies as Madeleine McCann

 

Madeleine McCann has been found. Or, rather, someone has self-identified as the missing child.

Harriet Brookes noticed a mark in her eye an another on her leg similar to the missing … (read more)

Posted: 27th, November 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Biased Balls: Burnley robbed by an easy Arsenal penalty

Biased Balls: a look at bias in football reporting. Today we look at Burnley’s 0-1 defeat at home to Arsenal in the Premier League. Burnley lost to Arsenal in injury-time for … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


The Daily Mail versus The Guardian: wrapping Nazis and eugenics in Paperchase guff

Have you boycotted Paperchase, sellers of printed stationery – yep, people really do still send letters (though not to Daily Mail readers who communicate by holding their noses and yelling … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer balls: when will Liverpool sign Didier Baptiste?

Dream Team

 

November 24 is the day when Liverpool moved to sign Didier Baptiste for £3.5million. It was an unforgettable moment of Transfer Balls on November 24 … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2017 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Reported to Nutshell Laboratories: Frances Glessner Lee’s Incredible Dolls’ House Murder Scenes

 

There’s a TV series in the work of Frances Glessner Lee (1878–1962), whose hand-made dioramas of murder scenes were used to train US detectives to “convict the guilty, clear the innocent, … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Lily Madigan: Labour, women and a terf war

Lily Madigan was once Liam Madigan. Lily is now the women’s officer for the Labour Party branch in Rochester and Strood in Kent. She’s been in the news before. In … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians | Comment


Come On Effzeh! The Daily Mirror trolls Arsenal and Spurs fans by misreporting FC Cologne song

 

At last night Europa League match between Cologne and Arsenal (-0 to the Germans), the Daily Mirror heard fans offering some tag-team anti-Spurs abuse. The headline is unequivocal: ‘”Tottenham are … (read more)

Posted: 24th, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal: every Europa League winner loses

Arsenal were beaten by the mighty FC Cologne in the Europa Cup. The German side was poor, needing a pretty soft penalty to hit the net; but even when faced … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Ozil agrees Barcelona deal by Messi wants Liverpool’s Coutinho

Cancel that one-way ticket to Barcelona, Mesut Ozil. It turn out that Barcelona don’t want the Arsenal forward after all. It was only yesterday the paper were saying how Ozil was … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Jon Venables: turning James Bulger’s murder into good and moral entertainment

Jon Venables, the child who killed a child, is back in the news. News is that he’s been caught in possession of child abuse images, just as he was in … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comments (2)


Transfer balls: Barcelona and Manchester United are desperate for Ozil but Arsenal want him to stay

Transfer Balls: Having secured a new talent spotter in the shape of Sven Mislinat from Borussia Dortmund – he helped the Germans recruit Robert Lewandowski, Shinji Kagawa, Ousmane Dembele and … (read more)

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


Clickbait balls: Daily Mirror tricks Manchester United fans with rehashed FIFA 18 press release

Clickbait balls in the Daily Mirror, the self-styled “intelligent tabloid”, which appears not to have the utmost respect for its readers. The headline is unequivocal: all-time Manchester United great Peter … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2017 | In: manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


The pay gap for women and trans is about parenthood not gender

Trans issues are to the fore. The Government is looking at altering the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA), which would permit trans people to change their legal gender without a medical … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment