I'm off to That London this weekend. Wish me luck; it'll be very scary I should imagine, all those glittering intellectual types making me feel silly. Anyway, before I head off, here are some links to things that have interested me. Enjoy, have a lovely weekend, see you on Monday, and as ever thanks for reading:
Sometimes the NUJ really doesn't do itself any favours. It's the union of journalists, and a rather good one on the whole, yet occasionally gets things spectacularly and clunkingly wrong when it comes to journalism and public relations. First, read this from Adam Tinworth, then note the ridiculously stupid "bloggers delight in lower standards" shite from Chris Wheal in the comments. More on that over here. It's dismally lazy to label all bloggers as having lower standards; sure there are many who do, but also many more who have higher standards than you'll often find in the national press. Me, I just rejoice in having a blog.
I've found a nice shiny new Mail blog via 5cc, it's called Buff The Banana With Paul Dacre and it's all about the kind of wank-fodder trash you'll find in the Mail. Go there and enjoy this post on Pamela Anderson.
Johann Hari argues for a liberal solution to rising crime.
David Neiwert skewers Ann Coulter for soft-pedalling on white supremacists.
Adam Bienkov on how Boris Johnson has managed to unite thousands of people - against his dumb island airport idea.
And that's that. So see you all in a bit.
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