Friday, May 25, 2018

Good Question In The Guardian – What About Those 100 Million...

An entirely reasonable and sensible question from Martin Kettle in The Guardian: A century on, why are we forgetting the deaths of 100 million? Martin Kettle Quite...

Canadian Meese Are Damn Good Swimmers

A report in from the colonial cousins in the Antipodes: Ten Canadian moose landed here more than 100 years ago. A few intrepid Kiwis have...

Well Done To Poppy Noor, A Masterly Dig At The Guardian...

I might just have to change my opinion of Poppy Noor here. Normally she trots out the usual regurgitation of currently fashionable points when...

Those Appalling Right Wingers, Attacking Progressives’ Union Money!

The Guardian has a quite breathless report - breathless with outrage - on how those appalling right wingers are going after the progressives' major...

Wringing Money Out Of The Newspaper Carcass

Jack Shafer writes in the center-left Politico about “vulture capitalist” Randall Smith of Digital First Media, the owner of the Denver Post and several...

With Business Reporting Like This What Hope The Rest Of Us?

It appears that they've got the trainees in at the Telegraph. Or perhaps the arts graduates have bled over into the business pages -...

Schadenfreude – Media Plurality Laws Hit Trinity Mirror, Not Murdoch

Even a casual observer of the British media scene will be aware that a usual complaint is that the country isn't left wing because...

We Used To Have Better Newspapers Than This – India Knight...

It's entirely true that what the Queen wanted for her 92 nd birthday might not have been Ed Balls. It's also true that what...

Afua Hirsch Doesn’t Understand The Media At All As She Whines...

I think this is quite lovely, the multiple levels upon which Adua Hirsch has misunderstood her own industry, the national media. She's complaining about...

Of Course Africa’s Splitting In Half – It’s Called The Great...

It does amuse when something all should already know blows up into being a news story. That is, when olds becomes news. So it...