Popular posts this week.
1. Sometimes the veil is so thin you can't see it - The Daily Express reported that Romanians stole a man's home and that 'astonishingly' they were allowed benefits. Except all they were convicted of was criminal damage, and they'd been working in this country to earn benefits.It was a classic bit of Express steamrollering over the facts and barreling along with an anti-immigration agenda.
2. Halal, is it meat you're looking for? - KFC have 'banned' a bacon burger for fear of upsetting Muslims, and one big crybaby is upset about it, according to the Daily Mail. Just don't read the comments on their website. I said don't read them!
3. Telegraph linked with rise in fuckwittery - The Telegraph won six press awards the other night, but I doubt the crock of shit they put together about Facebook apparently giving you syphilis is going to trouble the scorers next time around. They weren't the only offenders, but they are the only ones who pretend to be a quality paper. See Ben Goldacre's column today for evidence of exactly why the story was so smelly.
4. Hateful shite - It's the Mail's Allison Pearson with a truly repulsive bit of flamebait. There's a sense in which you're almost playing their game if you respond to this kind of trolling garbage, but it was so vile that I couldn't stop myself. Pearson says people who 'speak English' should be afraid of another Labour Government, then hides the true meaning of that behind a joke about Scottish people. I think that's what is known in the trade as the "Oh no, racist dear, me dear? No, I just meant people with an English accent, not people who speak English. Whatever made you think that? Honestly, you are so sensitive!" manoeuvre. A craven, dirty piece of shit.
5. The Greek situation - Jonas Kyratzes's guest post about attitudes towards Greece in the economic crisis. I'm pleased this got a lot of views because it was something a bit different for this site, and of course it was thoroughly well researched and written. If you want to submit anything yourself then don't be shy, just be brilliant - and let me know.