Author Archives: Tim Ireland

About Tim Ireland

Tim is the sole author of Bloggerheads.

MessageSpace cannot be trusted with your personal data

I’ve recently had cause to submit a subject access request to the advertising network MessageSpace. After spending weeks dodging the issue, Jag Singh finally issued a cursory response, but ultimately refused to disclose the data he had earlier acknowledged I … Continue reading

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News of the World: 110% certainty, the remainder fact

“Sometimes, Robin, being certain is merely being wrong at the top of your voice.” – Batman It was almost 6 months ago that I first wrote about my concerns about the behaviour of News of the World in the weeks … Continue reading

Posted in Old Media, Rupert 'The Evil One' Murdoch | 5 Comments

The PR Transparency Project – Part 2: Operation ‘Big Stick’

Well, my scanner had flatbed kittens last week, but in the end this minor delay turned out to be a very good thing indeed. Not only did Tim Bell fail to offer any challenge to my publishing quite clearly (and … Continue reading

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Tim Bell – rogues and vagabonds and bare… oh my!

My scanner is having some emotional problems right now (it’s never quite recovered from the mammoth task of scanning all those Page 3 girls) so formal recruitment and data distribution for The PR Transparency Project will be subject to a … Continue reading

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The PR Transparency Project – Part 1: making an example of Tim Bell

After his company was caught secretly editing Wikipedia on behalf of some very unsavoury clients toward some no-less-unsavoury ends, Tim Bell has had the audacity to project this wrongdoing back onto Wikipedia and Teh Internets as a whole: James Thomlinson, … Continue reading

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Wonga.com are lying about student loans

Hi folks. I’m facing some delays on the Dorries matter (mainly waiting for evidence; the Met are 5 weeks late), but I’m sure we’ll be back on track shortly. In the meantime, here’s an open letter to loan company Wonga.com, … Continue reading

Posted in Consume!, Search Engine Optimisation | 11 Comments

1985 BBC Special: A Change In The Weather

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to scoop up more home-recorded VHS stock at jumble sales in search of treasure… treasure like the following, which I happened across late last year. I discovered this on the tail end of … Continue reading

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Open letter to Bell Pottinger

I have just sent this email to Bell Pottinger: From: Tim Ireland To: info@bell-pottinger.co.uk Date: Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 8:45 AM Subject: Your Wikipedia edits I think the most charming thing about the Wikipedia account of yours that I … Continue reading

Posted in Old Media, Teh Interwebs | 19 Comments

#Dorries: The MP Who Cried Wolf (The Conclusions of Carter-Ruck)

Hi folks. I will from today be publishing short extracts from the report filed by the officer investigating the letter of complaint and ‘4 page report’ by Nadine Dorries to Bedfordshire Police. As I made clear from the outset, I … Continue reading

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Harry Cole the ‘journalist’ strikes again

Recently I’ve been blogging about the lies, distortions and delusions behind the Conservative MP Nadine Dorries’ attempts to have me prosecuted for daring to subject her expenses claims and abortion campaigns to an entirely appropriate level of scrutiny (latest). In … Continue reading

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