After hanging Paula Murray out to dry yesterday, Tim Ireland has now done the same for Glen "Abuislam" Jenvey and his associate Michael Starkey. If anyone from the Sun reads that, it's worth pointing out: that's what journalism is. It might take a bit longer than five minutes and a Google search or a call to MigrationWatch to dig up the information, but you kind of actually get the real story at the end of it. Which is a good thing.
Angry Mob follows up the latest from the Mail in the war against Islam. It's getting noticeably worse and I can see the Mail sliding down towards the Express route of out-and-out racism. I really don't want it to because, much as I can't stand the Daily Mail, I'd much rather it was a good newspaper with good journalism, rather than a bad newspaper with bad journalism. Which is what it is becoming more and more with every passing day.
Let's be fair, though; it's not just the Mail: the Sun are just as capable of tapping into hatred, fear, suspicion and racism as their more upmarket rivals, as Septicisle reveals. It's a classic far-right meme which you see time and time again - I don't see Muslims out protesting against murder, therefore they are all terrorists and must all secretly agree with it. That's about the top and bottom of it. It's depressing that such a wilfully dumb argument could be wheeled out in the national press, but no, it is, and not just by Kavanagh either.
Ugh. Enough of all that. Here's George Monbiot, always a good read, explaining why dealing with climate change before it happens, no matter how difficult that's going to be, is going to be easier than dealing with it afterwards.
Pickled Politics reports that the Mail has run out of stories. I say: more stuff about pigeons with bagels round their necks and fewer scream stories about immigration and race, and I'll be happy.
Aaron, like me, thinks Stuart Lee's Comedy Vehicle was bloody great last night. Best thing I've seen on TV in ages - Chris Moyles's friends not wanting to ask him what his book's about, and trying to describe rappers in the style of my dad, were just two of the highlights.
And news for Bristol folk that we now have one good newspaper in our city. That's something.
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