Tag: Terrorism

Note The Passive Voice…

A large area of Knaresborough was sealed off from 5pm until about 8.30pm last night. Children were kept in school and people were told to stay in their homes or businesses. North Yorkshire Police had been told there was an…

We Can Scare You Silly With Exaggerated Threats. Others Can’t…

An ad for an anti-shatter window firm warning of the possibility of a terrorist attack during the Olympics has been banned for causing undue fear and distress, a watchdog said. Note: not that it was inaccurate, misleading, or untruthful. Not…

UK ‘Journalism’

  Hmmm, right, another one of these cases. Well, let’s hear from the student and the police and… Wait. What’s this? Chris Ward said he was at Tattenham Corner station last week when he heard about the alleged arrest. A…

Be scanned or be banned

Rage warning – the article that prompted this post provoked one of the Angry Exile’s periodic descents into red mists, from where only the sound of his his almost incessant swearing could be heard. This post therefore contains greater than…

The Inconvenient Anniversary…

Jonathan Freedland thinks it’s time we all put 9/11 behind us: When the artist Art Spiegelman told his story of 9/11 in a graphic novel, he called it In the Shadow of No Towers. It was an arresting thought, the…