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Talking Balls: Huddersfield’s Steve Mounie goes missing in the Dales

Huddersfield tonked Crystal Palace in their opening Premier League match, and the Sun’s Paul Jiggins can’t find an atlas. Where the hell is Huddersfield? He doesn’t know. The Sun’s once peerless subs … (read more)

Posted: 14th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Cancer charity wrongly paid founder £31,000 from £900,000 budget with £27,000 left over for charitable activities

Have you been mugged by a charity? The Charity Commission has issued an official warning to the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline, citing a  “significant breaches of trust”.

The charity’s founder Wendy … (read more)

Posted: 14th, August 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment


Chloe Ayling: My kidnap ‘n’ tell hell

On August 9, the Sun led with the “16 questions that must be answered by kidnap model”. Over two more pages, the Sun puts its 16 questions to glamour model … (read more)

Posted: 13th, August 2017 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment


Brexit: Irony overload as Remainers create Democrats Party to defy will of the people

 James Chapman, Brexit secretary David Davis’s former chief of staff, wants another referendum. It is, he says “past time for sensible MPs in all parties to admit Brexit is a … (read more)

Posted: 13th, August 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Cancel the feeding frenzy: Eric Bellquist is innocent

Having learned where he lives, works and even went to college in a voracious media feeding frenzy, it turns out that and Eric Bellquist is totally innocent. He’s been eliminated … (read more)

Posted: 12th, August 2017 | In: News | Comment


Media Bias: Chelsea stretch the truth as Burnley win

Media Bias: a look at biased football reporting. Today’s match at Stamford Bridge saw reigning champions Chelsea defeated 2-3 by the mighty Burnley.

Gary Cahill’s sending off

Chelsea FC Website:
Then, on 14 … (read more)

Posted: 12th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Dramatic Arsenal winner as Premier League erupts into life

Maybe the Premier League should always begin with an Arsenal home match? Last season the Gunners kicked off with a 3-4 opening day defeat to Liverpool; yesterday Arsenal introduced the … (read more)

Posted: 12th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports | Comment


Get whitey: the monstering of Eric Bellquist

Innocent Eric Bellquist denies being the jogger who allegedly shoved a woman into the path of a London bus. Bellquist “categorically denies” he was involved. Presumption of innocence matters. But the … (read more)

Posted: 11th, August 2017 | In: News | Comments (3)


Spurs balls: Gareth Bale’s return would be a badge of lunacy

Tottenham fans looking for their club to boost the Premier League’s second best side last term with new players are addressed by the Sun’s Paul Jiggins. Just as pressing f8 … (read more)

Posted: 11th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Spurs | Comments (3)


Lena Dunham and the Twitter narks are coming for you

Anyone hankering for Ostalgie (nostalgia for East German life behind the Berlin Wall) should know that elements of American society are sympathetic to your mood. Ersatz liberals are operating a … (read more)

Posted: 11th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Donald Trump vows to hit North Korea with ‘Fire and Furry’

Last Wednesday’s Kennebec Journal featured a terrible threat to North Korea: “Trump warns of ‘fire and furry'”. Furry what?

 

 

 

Journal city editor Susan Cover regret the error: “Our normally rigorous headline-proofing protocols … (read more)

Posted: 11th, August 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Israeli wins Thai kickboxing medal after Palestinian refuses to fight

 

Palestinian Sultan Abu al-Hajj refused to fight an Israeli athlete at kickboxing’s World Youth Championship in Thailand. Al-Hajj refused to fight “as there has not yet been an official Palestinian decision … (read more)

Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: News, Sports | Comment


The Steve Buscemi Galaxy Collage onesie is divine

 

Who doesn’t want a onesie covered in visions of Steve Buscemi? The “Steve Buscemi Galaxy Collage” onesie is divine.

Spotter: DM … (read more)

Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


Google blacklists Damore to protect weak women from diverse opinions

Everything is not rosy at Google. An internal memo written by Google engineer James Damore accusing the internet behemoth of operating as an “ideological echo chamber” is riding high on the … (read more)

Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, Money, News, Technology | Comment


BBC News at Ten broadcasts topless sex scene

 

As Sophie Raworth read BBC1’s News at Ten, viewers were distracted by the monitor over her shoulder. Was that a live feed from Windsor Castle or was someone at the … (read more)

Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Children’s book confuses readers with 5 bananas graphic

 

“I imagine a child learning to count from this book and then just being incredibly confused for the rest of their life,” writes GooseHerder on Reddit.

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Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: Books, Strange But True | Comment


Transfer balls: Bale to Manchester United for a fee that makes Neymar to PSG look cheap

The summer’s here and with it comes the usual news that Gareth Bale dreams of leaving the heat and glory of Real Madrid for life at Manchester United. Like everyone … (read more)

Posted: 9th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Facebook is punishing smaller publishers

Is Facebook a friend to quality journalism? As well as publishing Anorak, I publish Flashbak. It’s Facebook page is up to 280,000 followers. But very few of the people who … (read more)

Posted: 9th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, Money, News, Technology | Comment


Clickbait balls: Southampton’s Virjil can Dijk wants Express move to Liverpool or Arsenal or Chelsea

Transfer balls: news is that Southampton’s Virjil can Dijk no longer thinks Southampton’s ambitions match his own. The defender has asked the Saints to let him know if he can … (read more)

Posted: 8th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, News, Tabloids | Comment


Man jailed for shooting woman up vagina during sex game

David Jeffers, 47, inserted a loaded shotgun into his lover’s vagina. And fired. He’s starting a 10-year prison sentence for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The 46 year-old … (read more)

Posted: 8th, August 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Little Richard: ‘a little Jewish black bottomed boy from Georgia’

On August 4 1972, Little Richard, the greatest rock ‘n’ roll star of them all was on British TV. He was the originator, the boy whose song about anal sex … (read more)

Posted: 7th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment


Transfer balls: Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho agrees to join Barcelona says one unimpeachable source

In football’s arms race, the Star says Barcelona will offer Liverpool £120m for Philippe Coutinho, 25. Is the Brazilian worth the money? Surely not. Indeed, the Sun counters the Star’s offer and … (read more)

Posted: 7th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Chelsea website sees injustice as Arsenal win Community Shield

The football season is underway. Arsenal have beaten Chelsea to win the Community Shield on penalties. The game was largely flat and riddled with errors. And two incidents stand out. … (read more)

Posted: 6th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Martin Shkreli convicted on 3 counts in fraud case

 

Martin Shkreli, aka ‘Pharma Bro’, has been found guilty of three felony criminal charges, including securities fraud. He was cleared of five other charges at a court in New York.

The Washington … (read more)

Posted: 6th, August 2017 | In: Money | Comment


Clickbait balls: Indy tricks Arenal fans in Alexis Sanchez story

This was the week when, according to the Daily  Mirror, Alexis Sanchez would tell Arsenal he wanted to leave the club. It’s Saturday and today’s Alexis Sanchez news is that … (read more)

Posted: 5th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment