The good news (via the Bristol Blogger) is that street thugs are showing a surprising amount of literacy, according to my local paper:
Oh, that's good. I like Lord of the Flies too. See, you write off the declining educational standards of our street gangs at your peril. It just goes to show you can't be too careful, as David Mitchell would tell us. See if you can slip it in to whatever forum anywhere asks for your thoughts; it certainly can't hurt.
One thing that isn't such good news is the failure of the Express to apologise for its appalling Dunblane article last week; its contrition amounts to printing a couple of critical letters. I bring you the sad and wearily predictable news that in the eyes of the Press
Protection Complaints Commission, this actually counts as a 'right of reply' and is therefore regarded as being a measure to redress things which have been done wrong - you know, like attacking teenagers who have been through an appalling ordeal in their childhood.
Eric the Fish also talks of a lack of apology for journalistic disgraces when discussing Kelvin Mackenzie, a man still unfathomably regarded as a journalist of note, despite being on record as regarding "The Truth" as the truth. It's nearly 20 years since Hillsborough; remember Mackenzie's crimes against journalism when you see him jollying it up in Heston Blumenthal's restaurant on TV this week, and wherever else he turns up portrayed as some kind of lovable rogue, rather than a vile little toad, which is what he really is.
Liberal Conspiracy looks at the agenda of the other David Davies, the one who doesn't regard himself as a champion of liberalism and who is quite a nasty piece of work. Those of us who've kept up to date with 5CC down the years know Davies as a rentaquote when it comes to Muslims and immigration; so it's no surprise he should pop up to complain about the Luton protests.
Strange Ontology is always a great read over at Alone in the Dark, with all those scream stories about health and X will kill/cure you wrapped up in one easily digestible form. This week: scares about deodorants and beer.
- Good news and bad news
- News is sport, sport is news
- The news identikit
- Sky News ‘heckled by me’
- Fox News: So sympathetic to women that we’ll stalk one to prove it.