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Archive for 'Hypocrites'


The recent disturbances in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager were not exactly downplayed by the media in the US and elsewhere. But here are a couple of things that stood out to me.
–While the circumstances of the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson are [...]

Putin’s vomit-inducing op-ed piece

I share Senator Bob Menendez’s reaction to Vladimir V. Putin’s hideously hypocritical op-ed piece in the New York Times.
Nonetheless it seems to have impressed an awful lot of generally sensible people. (Were you impressed? If so, please explain why.)
Putin (or someone) wrote:
No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every [...]

Guardian staffer sounds off on Alan Rusbridger’s management in a piano memoir thread

Criticising the boss is never easy. But when your boss is the po-faced editor of the Guardian, and the subject is his half-million salary and vanity scribblings as against compulsory redundancies and pay-cuts, you apparently can’t file a grievance in the comment section of one of his essays.
On this thread, Alan Rusbridger’s efforts in learning [...]

Why Some Politicians Favour Statutory Regulation of the Press

Here’s a case in point.
Between 2005 and 2009, the Secretary of State for Culture,Media and Sport, Maria Miller MP,  claimed 90,000 GBP in parliamentary expenses in respect of a house in south London where her parents’ lived.
The Telegraph has been investigating  further. When they called up her office, this is what they were told by her SPAD:
“Maria [...]

Save with KenCo

So, you’re a public figure and as such are asked to do interviews, make personal appearances, write columns and the like. Nice work if you can get it, and certainly a nice little earner. Of course an outspoken socialist whose lips spit invective against “rich bastards” would welcome the opportunity to pay extra tax on [...]

Galloway on Hitchens: a closer look

Rosie Bell (who comments here as KB Player) has produced an excellent fisking of George Galloway’s wretched attack on the late Christopher Hitchens.
I just want to respond, for the record, to a few additional points in Galloway’s nasty screed.
Galloway writes that Hitchens was “the man who once praised Saddam Hussein in adoration…”
This is probably a [...]

Lee Barnes and the Psychedelic Revolution

Thus Spake Lee Barnes:
The word says it all really doesnt it.
Twitter – twit, twat etc etc
But come on lets be honest what does it say about the person that likes using the twitter on his phone ( the twitoris ? ) and who does the twitting ( The twittee ? ) [...]

Robert Spencer’s double standard

Last Thursday, the Daily Caller reported:
After they finished cowering in fear, most Washingtonians scratched their heads over the unexpected earthquake that shook the city and much of the East Coast at 1:51 p.m. Tuesday. But one online Islamist says there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for the quake: It was a [...]

Mr. Gore’s jet

Gene writes of Donald Trump:
I prefer Trump’s honest willingness to flaunt his wealth to the hypocritical attitude of rich people who think it’s something to hide.
I agree. There’s something admirable about being upfront and honest about who you are and what you do.
If, for example, a politician uses private jets and large amounts of [...]

Poor People Need Not Apply

Simone Webb is a seventeen year old student hoping to take up the offer she has received from Oxford University to study PPE. In order to gain some experience working in journalism, and because she admired the magazine, she was happy to be an unpaid intern for one month at DIVA,  a glossy magazine aimed [...]