Category Archives: Page 3 – News in Briefs
Page 3: the book… at last!
Long-time readers of this blog will be familiar with my regular articles back in the day about the 2003 reinvention of Page 3 as a ‘political platform’ under that famously law-abiding editor, Rebekah Wade/Brooks. Well, recently, I decided to finally … Continue reading
Page 3 and the ‘News in Briefs’ lie exposed
Last week Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid flagship The Sun finally brought an end to the shameful practice of using Page 3 models to sell the opinions of senior editors to readers as if they were their own. This practice began under … Continue reading
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
Page 3 message to police
See if you can detect any hidden meaning in today’s Page 3. From what I can see, it makes oblique reference to tonight’s 2011 Police Bravery Awards (“Hosted in partnership with The Sun”) and may or may not have some … Continue reading
Page 3 explained at #Lolitics
#Lolitics is a project by Chris Coltrane inviting comedians and campaigner/activists to step out of their comfort zones for a little chat about politics. Stand-ups are invited to engage with more political material, and people like me are invited to … Continue reading
Page 3 girls fears hung parliament, proportional respresentation
It’s comforting to know that every white van man who enjoys a quiet moment with Page 3 today will be sufficiently alert to the dangers of a hung parliament and proportional representation. The Sun exploiting young women and treating people … Continue reading
Page 3 propaganda
Not a lot of people know, understand or appreciate what’s been happening on Page 3 since 2003, so I made a video that explains it and includes all the evidence anyone could want that The Sun have been royally taking … Continue reading
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
Oh, good. You’re all (still) here.
A little something special for you, courtesy of Page 3. Happy Hadron Collider Day!
Brown plays with petrol for a piss-poor show of power
Brown can’t honestly expect 42 days to pass through the Lords. This was a bloody dangerous attempt at a show of power, with a pathetic result. There’s bound to be plenty of talk about the support from Northern Ireland that … Continue reading