Tag: Media

The Narrative Must Not Fail…

Browsing through the free ‘Metro’ paper on my way to work last week, I noticed TfL plugging a new charity. Intrigued, I read up on the horrific accident itself: Most times she saw Simon Eccles, Sarah would calmly ask him…

The BBC and the Immaculate Refugee

There is a swathe of reporters from numerous media outlets currently “embedded” with the legions of Gimmegrants (sorry – “desperate refugees”) journeying to the promised land. Few of their accounts have been more obsequious and uncritical  as those from the…

Climbing Aboard The Media Tiger (Pt II)

An angry mob gathered outside Jonathan Bloomfield’s home in Stanley Street, Grimsby, after footage of him abusing 18-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier Butch was posted on Facebook by a neighbour, as reported. And last Thursday, Grimsby magistrates banned him from keeping…

Climbing Aboard The Media Tiger (Pt I)

A teacher at the Ashcombe School has been criticised for comparing a deprived region of Romania to a Dorking housing estate. Oh..? Pupils were watching a video about the school’s charity work, which includes sending Christmas shoeboxes full of gifts…

Oooh, there’s a surprise

Last month on my own blog I wrote that there seemed to be a bizarre game of international keeping up with the Joneses going on in that every nation with a significant News Corp presence seemed determined to be able…