Please can we get the new improved caring sharing Alastair Campbell on the telly tonight to explain his extraordinarily nasty tirades against everyone in the world in the aftermath of the Hutton Report? In the light of new evidence, it seems he knew all along that there were grave concerns about the 'sexing-up' of the dodgy dossier. How strange he's not mentioned that all along. If only the journalist who'd broken the story in the first place had been more skilful than Andrew Gilligan, a better case would have been made at the time. Ah well.
Another thing to make you proud to be British: Binyam Mohamed's torture. For now we just have the weasel words of "Ooh, we don't believe in torture, must've been a mistake or something" and the hope that something else will knock it off the headlines. The US whisperers, meanwhile, say Mohamed has a history of making unsubstantiated claims. That reminds me of something... does it remind you of something? Calling Dr David Kelly "a Walter Mitty figure"...? Trying to anonymously discredit these people from the sidelines?
In other patriotism news, David Semple gets harangued by a nutcase over St George's Day. Hey, it's not long to go now until we get the first sighting of "Now we BAN St George's Day for fear of upsetting MUSLIMS" stories in the tabloids. Can't wait! Keep em peeled for those.
Alone in the Dark examines the Mail's attacks on Max Mosley and how Stephen Glover glosses over the rather obvious comparison between Max and Jonathan Harmsworth, owner of the Daily Mail, whose own father was a big fan of Hitler too. There are also rather chilling comparisons between the facist writings of Mosley and the modern-day Mail's outpourings.
And finally, Jaime looks at how the Cadbury's Caramel Bunny has been transformed for the Nuts and Zoo generation.
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