Category Archives: Old Media

Andrew Gilligan comes out scratching

Boris Watch – Mr Gilligan, I Presume? Details! Evidence! Forensic analysis! My goodness, we are spoiled. And what does Mr Gilligan have to offer us? Andrew Gilligan – King Ken or Baron Boris – all mayors need a challenge: The … Continue reading

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Excuse me while I carefully talk around something; I need to warn you about a small problem without using certain keywords for reasons that will be obvious in a few moments… A tragic death is in the news, a political … Continue reading

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Tabloid scum

“Put another way, if mass-circulation newspapers, which also devote considerable space to reporting and analysis of public affairs, don’t have the freedom to write about scandal, I doubt whether they will retain their mass circulations with the obvious worrying implications … Continue reading

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Let’s not forget that Andrew Gilligan has some questions to answer

Michael White earns a golf clap for his jest and this mention of it in Gilligan’s own paper: Evening Standard – Footnote for banking: Private Eye editor Ian Hislop presented the 4th annual Paul Foot award last night for investigative … Continue reading

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Moult-Watch: the first relevant Google Images results are in

For those who came in late: Bloggerheads – Julie Moult is an idiot Bloggerheads – The Daily Mail: let’s kick arse and take names 1. Finally! 2. It’s too early to start awarding prizes, as these fresh results are still … Continue reading

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Total Politics magazine is not answerable to the Press Complaints Commission!

[Note – Yes, I still have what ‘blog poll’ data I could gather at the time saved, and I plan to crunch it when I have the time. Of course, Iain Dale himself could sort the whole matter out in … Continue reading

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Matti Juhani Saari (and assorted idiots)

An alert popped into my inbox at around 3am this morning, letting me know that Julie Moult finally returned to work late last night (almost a month after this embarrasment), apparently by ‘researching’ the vapour-trail left behind by Finnish gunman … Continue reading

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Iain Dale slams dodgy poll. (No, seriously.)

Iain Dale hahahaha frowns on hahahahaha fellow ‘blogger’ hahahahaha selling out hahahahahaha with unscientific poll! Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…. *breeeeeathe*… ahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Can’t. Type. Or speak at normal. Rate. [unexpected intermission] Read more here. Oh, and make a futile attempt to have Iain recognise … Continue reading

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Omission of detail

Omission of detail #1: Septicisle on a few matters, including some case detail that the Daily Mail would rather not mention. The front page in question can be seen here. Omission of detail #2: Ian_QT fails to note or notice … Continue reading

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Moult-Watch: the first set of relevant image results are in

For those who came in late: Bloggerheads – Julie Moult is an idiot Bloggerheads – The Daily Mail: let’s kick arse and take names Bloggerheads – The Daily Mail responds at last! The first full set of relevant image search … Continue reading

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