Category Archives: Old Media

Alex Wickham (‘top tabloid journo’) vs. John Cleese, Hacked Off and the facts

Yesterday I attended a rally for Hacked Off. While there, I observed Alex Wickham enter the room and take a front-row seat in the press box before thumbing away at his handheld device. Wickham and his cohorts like to downplay … Continue reading

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Dennis Rice and his conduct as ‘@TabloidTroll’

Over two years ago, in April 2012 to be precise, I became aware of a Twitter account by an anonymous tabloid journalist: @tabloidtroll. While maintaining pretensions of whistle-blowing, @tabloidtroll actually sought to attack those outside the industry who highlighted or … Continue reading

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Jimmy Savile and the benefit of hindsight

Towards the end of his life, a woman with a striking resemblance to Jimmy Savile appeared at his doorstep claiming she was his child. He refused all contact with her, and even after he died she was initially refused access … Continue reading

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Changes

Hi everyone. I am sorry about the extended absences before and after Christmas. I’d like to begin today with a belated review of this very important book by Bob & Sue Firth: I Made My Excuses and Stayed (buy here) … Continue reading

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Jeremy Ayre: music & lyrics

A missing student (15) has reportedly run away abroad with maths teacher Jeremy Forrest (30), who also writes, produces and performs music under the stage name ‘Jeremy Ayre‘. This morning, some of Jeremy Forrest/Ayre’s web presences have been disabled, but … Continue reading

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Kelvin MacKenzie and the 1988 ‘Brighton: Town of Shame’ editorial

There is a major discussion pending about collusion between police/authorities and the tabloid element that brazenly exploits and corrupts them. I speak not just of Hillsborough but a variety of instances in recent times (example). However, today you will have … Continue reading

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New evidence: Dennis Rice the sole author of @tabloidtroll

——— IMPORTANT UPDATE: 2014 post detailing how Dennis Rice reacted to the evidence that he was the author of ‘@tabloidtroll’ ——— A few months ago, I asked Dennis Rice if he was the person behind @tabloidtroll, a twitter account used … Continue reading

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Dennis Rice and the @TabloidTroll Twitter account

From the outset, I would like to make clear that I have both a legitimate personal and public interest argument for outing the author of the Twitter account @TabloidTroll (aka ‘tabloidman’) in that the account has been used (a) to … Continue reading

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Dominic Mohan, Page 3 and the Leveson Inquiry

On Tuesday 7 February, there was a moment in the Leveson Inquiry when Sun editor Dominic Mohan sought to distance himself and even the previous editor from a deeply personal and abusive attack on Clare Short, the MP who had … 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

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