Author Archives: Tim Ireland

About Tim Ireland

Tim is the sole author of Bloggerheads.

Paula Murray, drunken hack, mocks dead and makes light of underage drinking

SPECIAL UPDATE – If you’re into Facebook (I’m not, myself) click here to join the group created in response to the shameful front-page attack on Dunblane survivors. [For those who came in late: Paula Murray: certified depth and text-only archive … Continue reading

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Morning, all!

As you may or may not have heard by now, yesterday’s editions of the Scottish Sunday Express carried no apology for the appalling front-page attack on Dunblane survivors last week. So they’re not going to apologise for the article, but … Continue reading

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Hankies at the ready, men!

World Builder from Bruce Branit on Vimeo (link via) [Geeks only: After watching this, I looked up an old friend ; Overdrawn at the Memory Bank. Joy of joys, I discovered treasure! The movie they made about it was so … Continue reading

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It’s all on Lambie

I now have chatted via email with Peter Hill (editor of the Daily Express) and Martin Townsend (editor of the Sunday Express) and Derek Lambie (editor of the Scottish Sunday Express). Here’s what we’re looking at: While Martin Townsend may … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Smith MSP wishes to sit this one out

For the benefit of newcomers, I’ve timelined this one… watch as Elizabeth Smith is seen to attack survivors of the Dunblane massacre, before standing up for them… and then sitting down again: Sunday 8 March Elizabeth Smith MSP is quoted … Continue reading

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Some recent advertisers with Express Newspapers

[UPDATE (19 Mar) – I’m going with the consensus on this one, withdrawing from the boycott, and advising against action of this kind until further notice. There is a clear groundswell here, and Derek Lambie’s position looks increasingly untenable. This … Continue reading

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What Derek Lambie has to say for himself

Well, this post finally earned me a reply from the good people at Express Newspapers; I’ve just recently enjoyed an email conversation with Derek Lambie, editor of the Scottish Sunday Express. Happily, almost everything was said ‘on the record’, so … Continue reading

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What have Martin Townsend and Paula Murray got to say for themselves?

Adam Bienkov has kindly published a scan of the Sunday Express feature, and I strongly urge you to at least take a look at this thumbnail if you don’t have the time to fully appreciate the readable PDFs hosted by … Continue reading

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An enormous penis

Guardian – Padding the truth: But the truth is that circulation – at least in the short term – has little to do with a newspaper’s quality or the editor’s skills. Marketing campaigns, price cuts (or rises), free offers and … Continue reading

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Paula Murray: certified depth

Everyone from 4chan to Fark knows that it takes a special kind of person to enjoy the challenge of being the very first to comment, especially if one has nothing to say (other than “First!”, obviously). If there were a … Continue reading

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