Stop me if you have heard this one before, but a popular, prominent left wing social commentator appears to have caught out lifting quotes. Harry Cole, as his Spectator alter-ego Steerpike, has revealed that a quote that appears in Penny’s breakthrough pamphlet ‘Meat Market’ also appears in a previous article from the New Internationalist. From 1988. [...]
The Guardian, which used to be a newspaper, has opened a data driven coffee shop in Shoreditch. Having checked the date, and confirmed it’s not April 1st, I am now utterly speechless. Luckily Alex Hern has summed it all up nicely here. Those sharks must be confused by continually being jumped.
Live from Belfast, equal marriage and Europe are likely on the menu, but the terrorist attack in London are likely to dominate.
Isn’t it exciting, one of David Cameron’s friends possibly said something silly to some journalists in a bar? Guess what, he went to Oxford too?! Yes, Oxford! Hold the front page. Is this seriously what our politics has been reduced too? There are some substantive issues in this story. Does David Cameron rule via an [...]
American Media is fascinating, with a culture of talk shows, personality, and partisanship that we just don’t have here in the UK. My favourite is the quite brilliant Rachel Maddow, not particularly because i always agree with her (although I often do,) but because she makes deals with serious issues in a way that is [...]
According the The Sun’s Tom Netwton-Dunn the Royal Charter cooked up in a late night meeting with Hacked Off has been shelved. BREAKING: The Govt has withdrawn its Royal Charter on press regulation from the May 15 privy council meeting – for more talks with editors. — Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) May 3, 2013 Rather [...]
The Sun, for the first polling day in 44 years, has chosen not to endorse an party. Instead, today’s editorial urges those voting in county council elections to “vote local”. They say: David Cameron’s Conservatives should be the best at getting value for your pound. But many of their councils have defied the PM’s demand to [...]
Tonight was the annual US celeb-politico schmooze fest of the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Line of the night went to presenter Conan O’Brien, who compared the relationship between President Obama and Speaker Boehener to one between Anderson Cooper and Rachel Maddow: “In theory they understand each other’s positions. But deep down you know nothing’s ever [...]
After libel reform was sorted this week, Nick Clegg killed off the snoopers’ charter on live radio, and now newspapers have rejected the Leveson Royal Charter. Apparently everyone has told Brian that he’s not the messiah but a very naughty boy, with even the FT, Independent and Guardian, declaring that alternative proposals being made [...]