A few oopsies to begin with. The PCC has ruled against Woman magazine for saying some shit about Natalie Cassidy. Press Gazette don't mention the punishment meted out to the trashy mag, but I imagine it's really harsh, demonstrating the power of the PCC that makes all publishers quake in their boots. Yes.
The Irish Daily Mirror has been fined 50,000 euros for saying a boy had a bag of cocaine, whereas in fact it was baby powder.
Squeaky bum time at the Independent, also, for repeating some shit off the internet. The irony shouldn't be lost on the victim, though, who is the founder of Wikipedia.
In 'It couldn't happen to a nicer fella' rumours, there are uncorroborated reports that Chris Hitchens, who at least isn't the most awful fuckwit in his family and who to be fair has written at least one book I've read and enjoyed, has been given a proper pasting by some thugs for writing over some graffiti in Lebanon. I remember when Robert Fisk was beaten up in Afghanistan, many of Hitch's mates took a huge sneery delight in his misfortune, saving particular venom for Fisk's rather self-deprecating assertion that he deserved it. I wonder if they'll roar with happiness this time?
Headline of the day goes to the New York Times - DEBATE RAGES OVER ELK FEEDING. How can you not click on that?
The Quail follows up yesterday's story on dads in our trusted news sources. The scary thing is, it's not a million miles away from the reality.
Ben Six on Geert Wilders.
Septicisle asks how low we can go. I fear the answer may be a lot lower.
Anyway, that's it for now. As ever I'll be back with some shit of my own in a bit.
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