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#traingate: Jeremy Corbyn and The Canary sing for an Aisle Free airline

On The Canary website, monocular readers can study Jeremy Corby’s responses to #traingate. “Corbyn delivers a brutal message to Richard Branson after the Traingate smear falls apart [VIDEO],” thunders one headline. The … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


Transfer Balls: Arsenal, Manchester United and a ‘row’ over Phil Jones

The narrative that Manchester Untied boss Jose Mourinho and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger are not best pals backs the Standard’s story: “Manchester United to snub Phil Jones bid as Jose Mourinho refuses to do business … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Dalian Atkinson: ‘You can stick your Tasers up your a***’

Dalian Atkinson: a look at reporting on the death of the former Aston Villa footballer.

BBC: “Tasered footballer given CPR for 35 minutes”

The post-Tasering facts are given to us straight:
Doctors battled … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Man accused of groping women goes free because women’s breasts were ‘gigantic’

He did not touch the breasts. The breasts touched him.
Swedish police investigator reportedly dropped a sexual assault charge because the two alleged victims had “gigantic breasts”. Two women reported a professional … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal tells Calum Chambers he can leave on loan

Transfer balls: Will Arsenal ever hire Shkodran Mustafi? Do they want to? How much is he worth? Questions for media experts:

The Daily Mirror has news: “Shkodran Mustafi will cost a staggering £50million … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Mia Ayliffe-Chung: the rush to blame poor mental health

Is the man accused of killing British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung mentally ill? It’s the default position whenever anyone is killed in what could look like a racially-motivated attack. The Sun looks at … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment (1)


Madeleine McCann and Damien Nettles compete for Theresa May’s cash

Madeleine McCann: a look at the missing child in the news.

The Sun: “FRESH HOPE FOR MADDIE? Brit cops may push for more government cash to help hunt for missing Madeleine McCann”

A … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment


Transfer balls: Spurs want Arsenal fan Moussa Sissoko who joins PSG after Real Madrid

Transfer balls: Spurs are after Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko, or at least they fancy the version of the Magpies’ midfielder who played well for France at Euro 2016.

The BBC says “Tottenham … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Burkini ban: France has a moral police force – like Saudi Arabia

When did we become such prudes that a woman wearing too many clothes on the beach was a crime? The Telegraph:
French police made a woman remove her burkini on a Nice beach while … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Arsenal: ‘guilty’ Wenger admits his transfer policy (again)

In “ARSENE WONGA”, the Mirror says Arsenal’s manger Arsene Wenger (geddit?!) “finally admits he treats the club’s money as if it was my own”.  No, he’s not admitting to embezzlement.  Wenger … (read more)

Posted: 24th, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Shami Chakrabarti: ‘There are no empty seats on Jeremy Corbyn’s Virgin train’

Virgin Trains says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was mistaken when he complained about a “completely ram-packed” journey. In his video lament, Corbyn is sat on the floor between carriages.

Virgin has released CCTV images … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comments (3)


Liverpool for sale: China courts the Reds and the media plays ball

When the Sun led with news that Liverpool’s American owners had rebuffed Chinese attempts to buy the club we enjoyed the headline “You’ll Never Wok Alone”.

Readers were told that “Liverpool chiefs will reject moves from the Far … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Money, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Brendan O’Neill, Corinne Grant, Cindy Prior and an assault on free speech

Brendan O’Neill asks Corinne Grant a question:

 

 

The story is:
Cindy Prior, an indigenous administration officer in QUT’s Oodgeroo Unit, is using section 18C of the racial discrimination act – the controversial section … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment


Forgers walks free from court after fake lawyer presented bogus documents

New from India’s Mumbai Mirror. The language is as lovely as the story. The duplicitous talents of these guys who made false passports and government documents makes the news.
Two men, who … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


The ‘Muslim bully man’ who wasn’t and the Muslim teens who were

Is the media biased when it comes to reporting on Muslims? The BBC looks at the case of Michael Coe, accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and battery. He denies … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Eyes wide shut: Ola Jordan dresses for sex

Former Strictly Come Dancing hoofer Ola Jordan reveals her “sexist secrets” in the Sun. Ola is the new “celebrity face” of Ann Summers, the high-street store selling aids to masturbation.
SAUCY Ola Jordan … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment


Jamies Oliver names his fifth child after a vegetable

‘Leaf me alone!’

Jamie’s Oliver’s fifth child is called River Rocket Oliver. With a name like Rocket, the worry is that the little lamb’s (lettuce) will go off. … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews | Comment


Austria’s foreign minister wants refugees to work for one euro an hour

Can you force refugees to work for the State? Surely not. The Mail looks to Austria:
Austria could be set to force refugees to do menial work for 87p an hour … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


EU and Brexit politicians row over who won the Olympics

MP Heather Wheeler, assistant whip in Theresa May’s government, bigs it up for Great Britain’s post-Brexit Olympians.

 

 

Or as the European Union put it:

 

 

Dod the British cheer for Australian swimmers? Do Belgian root … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Gawker let’s us look at the numbers

Farewell, Gawker. Josh Laurito treats readers to a look inside Gawker, the media group bankrupted by the Hulk Hogan lawsuit verdict. Gawker media now consists of Gawker.com, the other titles being sold … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Middlesbrough: Adam Clayton’s left testicle says ‘hi’ in changing room photo

Footballers love to take photos of themselves in the changing room. The other day Middlesbrough’s Cristhian Stuani marked his side’s2-1 derby win over Sunderland in the Tees-Wear derby by showing the … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Shkodran Mustafi to Arsenal for £21m, £25m, £30m and £42m

Transfer balls: With the business over Paul Pogba to Manchester United sorted to great relief at the Daily Mirror – the paper said Pogba had signed for United three weeks before he did – … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment (1)


Watch the Apollo 11 Moon blast in very slow motion

On July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 blasted into space. In this video the blast off is stretched from 30 seconds of action to over eight minutes of viewing time.

“The Saturn V vehicle produced a holocaust … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment


Jessica Hayes and Katie Salmon given life ban for sub-Godiva behaviour at Cheltenham

Jockeying for attention

In ‘LACK OF REMORSE'”, the Sun reports on “Love Island boob flash duo Jessica Hayes and Katie Salmon”.

News is that the topless twosome have been … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Beer made from yeast swabbed from Roald Dahl’s chair

What did Roald Dahl taste of? We can soon find out becsaue the 40FT Brewery, in Dalston, north east London, and Bompas and Parr are creating Mr Twit’s Odious Ale. You … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment