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The father of one of the two young men pictured and described as “bag men” on the front page of Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post after the Boston Marathon bombings, and who had nothing to do with it, is considering suing the newspaper.
Good. I hope he does, and puts a serious crimp into Murdoch’s fortune.
UPDATE this thread has been closed for the moment. The FBI have requested that no-one (including bloggers) comment on specific movements and events in and around Boston lest the suspects be tipped off. That and social media’s previous blooper in identifying the wrong suspect.
CNN Wednesday reported the arrest of a suspect in the [...]
Posted: April 18th, 2013 under Media.
This is the front page of today’s Le Monde:
Above the fold is a graphic image of the human suffering following the terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon. Jamie Kirchick draws our attention to the cartoon below the fold.
It is revolting. We’re scarcely a day away from the atrocity. The dead have not been buried yet. The wounded are [...]
Posted: April 17th, 2013 under Media.
Apologies for the outage and the current slow response time.
It is a common problem these days:
The BBC is to stop providing radio news to Sri Lanka’s state broadcaster because of “continued interruption and interference” in its Tamil programming.
Both English language and Tamil services broadcast via the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) have been stopped with [...]
Posted: March 27th, 2013 under Media.
We’re used to Guardianistas shilling for unsavoury strongmen and dictators. It’s the ABC of left-wing ‘progressive’ politics these days: hate your own liberal democratic country and cheer for Ahmadinejad, Bashir and Castro.
After the Middle East, Latin America is the Guardian-Left’s favourite spot. Hell, the former Mayor of London even set up a special relationship with Hugo Chavez. But [...]
It is no longer remarkable that our press runs stories of unimaginable trivia. On any given day you’ll find stories like the one in which a tragic accident in the snow forced a mother to amputate her young daughter’s… hair. Yes, her cheap headband got wet in the snow and the blue dye left a [...]
Posted: February 13th, 2013 under Media.
If Steve Bell’s first two Rupert-Bibi cartoons seemed rather, um, strange, check out his next two, which take us into a whole new realm of incomprehensibility.
I’d call it a temper tantrum, except most temper tantrums I’ve witnessed have more of a point.
And I don’t want to suggest anything untoward, but what’s with his Obama’s lips– [...]
Posted: February 8th, 2013 under Media.
Fox News and other rightwing media have been relishing the news that Al Jazeera– which, as we have noted, features the genocidal antisemitic ranting of Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi– has acquired Al Gore’s failed effort at liberal-leaning broadcasting, Current TV.
But on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart points out that Rupert Murdoch, chairman of Fox News’s parent [...]
Posted: January 12th, 2013 under Media.
Ex-pinup Brigitte Bardot says will seek Russian citizenship if sick elephants euthanized
Posted: January 5th, 2013 under Media.
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: