It really does seem like he’s in the throes of a nervous breakdown and, if...– Morrissey Is Clearly Having A Breakdown As He Compares Norway Killings To Fast Food | Hecklerspray
Regarding the most shocking revelation of them all, that Milly Dowler’s...– Phone hacking: the case for the defence | Damien McCrystal | The Guardian I love April Fool’s jokes. In this one, an ex-Sun journalist defends the widespread phone hacking by certain News International newspapers, even in the most horrifying case of murder victim Milly Dowler. Hilarious. No...
If anyone reading this runs a news channel, please, don’t clog the...– The news coverage of the Norway mass-killings was fact-free conjecture | Charlie Brooker | The Guardian
Things Organized Neatly →
Photographs of things. Things Organis(z)ed Neatly. This is like OCD pornography to me.
… once you look behind the headlines, as any good journalist should do,...– Six Degrees Of Separation (Unless You Work At News International) By Marcus Ryder | The TV Collective
On a purple background too. Saucy.
It used to be said that the Russian tsarist system was autocracy, tempered by...– Phone-hacking scandal: The sleepwalk into a state of winks and nods must end | Jackie Ashley | The Guardian
Could Cameron Be Next? →
Oh dear God, yes, please.
Timeline of phone-hacking arrests →
This really is getting incredible (in all senses of the word).
Thoughts From A Grammar Nerd On “Whatever,” “Cool”... →
(Check the source code too.)
How Britain's Guardian is Making Journalism... →
I wonder if they realised the possible double meaning of this headline before they used it?
Jon Stewart Tackles the News of the World Scandal →
The word “schadenfreudegasm” is now officially part of my vocabulary.
This media is corrupt – we need a Hippocratic oath... →
George Monbiot’s thoughts on how journalism should progress after Hackgate.
Not that anyone needs more reasons to think that Billy Bragg is brilliant, but he’s written a song based on the recent Hackgate (or whatever we’re calling it now) scandal.
If social media killed the News of the World, why won’t it simply carry on its...– Bobbie Johnson: Did Twitter kill a newspaper? Of course not
Meanwhile, Britain remains covered in its own sick after nearly 24 hours of...– The Daily Mash: Parents ‘have right to know if News of the World pervert lives next door’
What the papers won’t say →
I don’t make a habit of linking to the right-wing magazine The Spectator. Nor to the writings of Peter Oborne. Clearly the current phone-hacking scandal engulfing media and politics in the UK is doing something strange to my head, because this article is actually worth reading.
Ed Miliband, the Sad Robot Touched by the public...
Ed Miliband: 'These strikes are wrong' →
Sadly, this is one of the most cringe-inducing political interviews ever. Which is, I suppose, quite an achievement considered the plentiful competition in this field. Ed Miliband no doubt thought that in the manner of many such interviews, this one would be edited down to just the essential soundbite he wanted to get across, so he kept repeating it. And repeating it. And then he repeated it...