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Case against alleged Cornish pasty crimping Facebook ‘porn star’ collapses

When is a pastry crimper not a pasty crimper? Or to put it another way, can a porn star crimp pasties? The Daily Mail brings news of the “Cornish pasty … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment

Madeleine McCann: a manhunt, a lifeline and a missing man

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

Daily Mirror (front page): ”Maddie Cops Hunt Worker At Resort.’ The now ‘ex-employee has ‘vanished’. Like the missing child, he just … (read more)

Posted: 13th, March 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment (1)

Madeleine McCann: just £85,000 left to find ‘Our Maddie’

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child. The Metropolitan Police continue to search for Madeleine McCann, the child who became the media’s ‘Our Maddie’.



Sunday Express (front page): ‘Madeleine … (read more)

Posted: 12th, March 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment

Celebrity Weed Farm: BGT dancer inspires new TV show

Remember Stavros Flatley, the chubby fella from Britain’s Got Talent, whose dance with his chubby son scored them a job on Sugar Free Farm with Ann Widdecombe, Alison Hammond and Gemma Collins, a … (read more)

Posted: 6th, March 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment

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Posted: 21st, February 2017 | In: Online-PR | Comment

How Deli Alli escaped Manchester United and QPR to sign for Spurs

By now you’ll be wondering what Harry Redknapp has been up to? The resting manager is talking abut Spurs on BT Sport. Redknapp is aghast that now-one came in for Dele Alli … (read more)

Posted: 17th, February 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment

Arsenal remain hopeful of beating Bayern

Arsenal were thrashed in the Champions’ League. Again. Tonked 5-1 by a lively Bayern Munich side, Arsenal were limper than a post-coitus slug. The reporting has been fierce, with much of the … (read more)

Posted: 16th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment

New Espionage Act says journalists are enemies of the State

What is the point of journalism if it can’t publish things people don’t want to be published? A new Espionage Act drafted by the Law Commission would, says The Register, make it … (read more)

Posted: 15th, February 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment

Stephen Lawrence: The Daily Mail V ‘Murderers’ was huge but the ITV interviews were extraordinary

Twenty years ago today the Daily Mail published one of the most eye-grabbing front-pages in recent history. It accused five men of murdering Stephen Lawrence, the black youth killed in a … (read more)

Posted: 14th, February 2017 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment

Student ban free speech on campus: the University crisis

Great work from Spiked, which has released its annual survey of free speech at universities. Using a three-tier traffic light system, where red indicates that free speech stops here, nearly two … (read more)

Posted: 13th, February 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment

Madeleine McCann: innocence not presumed, The Moorside and rewards unclaimed

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child. News is that her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, are ‘not in the clear’.

The Mirror (front page): ‘McCanns’ agony at … (read more)

Posted: 9th, February 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment

What its like to have sex with Simon Cowell, by Alicia Douvall

A small word of thanks to Alicia Douvall, the pneumatic ‘cosmetic surgery addict’ giving full throat to the Daily Star’s front-page screamer, yeller and ‘oh-my-god-yes’ about ‘MY ELEVEN TIMES A NIGHT … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment

The Sun’s Dave Kidd joins Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in a Post Truth pogo

Writing about Arsenal and Arsene Wenger in the Sun, Dave Kidd, the paper’s chief sports writer, is waiting for the Frenchman to make a dignified exit.

Kidd says that following Arsenal’s limp … (read more)

Posted: 7th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment

Jewish mothers beat Ronald Reagan to Belsen-Bergen

Did your Jewish mother help you in life? In the Times, Danny The Fink harks back to the camps and his own mother’s ordeal:
She never wallowed in victimhood. When told by her son … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets | Comment

Madeleine McCaan: Amaral wins, Maddie Missing and Kate doesn’t sing on BGT

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child. Today Madeleine McCann is on the front pages of the Mirror and Express.

As ever we are looking at the missing child’s parents … (read more)

Posted: 1st, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment

The thugs who attacked a Birmingham jogger were schooled in Islam

Does the Press have an issue with Muslims? Or do sections of it pick news stories that appeal to its readers’ prejudices? Or is debate on all religions so stymied by fear of causing … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2017 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment

Brexit: get football agents to negotiate best deals for UK plc

The Government is advertising for trade negotiators. This might be the job to suit the country’s brightest and best football agents, the kind of people who understand that the day a client signs … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians | Comment

Arsenal: Wenger’s ‘six match’ ban delivered in a laundry basket

When Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger called referee Jon Moss a “f****ing cheat” as his side toiled to a very late win over Burnley, he was sent off. Stood in the tunnel, … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment

Media bias: Arsenal get lucky as Burnley go down in the 98th minute

Media Bias: In a crazy end to what had looked like a routine win for Arsenal, Burley scored from the spot in the 94th minute. And then Laurent Koscielny was … (read more)

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

Mike Dean punctures his ego at Barnsley and Leeds United

Mike Dean is the Premier League referee in the spotlight. In days gone by he’d have been ‘Mr Dean from [insert place here]’. The media would have shown deference to his … (read more)

Posted: 20th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment

Media bias: Everton get lucky as Manchester City are robbed in Liverpool

Everton thumped Manchester City 4-0 in the Premier League today. As ever, we’re on the look out for biased reporting. In the first half, with the scores 0-0, City’s Raheem Sterling … (read more)

Posted: 15th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment

After 34 years Stalin resigns as party’s youth wing leader

New from India to warm the cockles. The Hindu reports on a severe bout of nominative determinism:
DMK’s working president M.K. Stalin has stepped down as the youth wing secretary of … (read more)

Posted: 6th, January 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment

Arsenal: watch Olivier Giroud score an incredible scorpion kick goal against Crystal Palace

Olivier Giroud scored a pretty decent scorpion goal in Arsenal’s home match against Crystal Palace. With the ball well behind him, Giroud stuck out a foot and the ball went … (read more)

Posted: 1st, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment

Transfer balls: Manchester United’s Rashford To West Ham; Payet to Arsenal; Draxler to Liverpool; Virgil to Manchester City?

West Ham United are, says the Daily Telegraph, keen to transfer Manchester United squad members Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford to their goal-shy team. It’s an “ambitious” bid, says the paper. … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, December 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment

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Posted: 20th, December 2016 | In: Online-PR | Comment