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A triumphant Daily Express, which urged its readers to vote for Brexit, is claiming the decision to leave the EU has already provided a welcome boost to the UK economy in the shape of soaring house prices and a bumper... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Media Blog
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Kelvin MacKenzie’s comments about Channel 4 News journalist Fatima Manji have been widely condemned. A statement from Channel 4 News made clear the broadcaster’s view: "The comments published in The Sun today by Mr MacKenzie are offensive, completely unacceptable and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The Media Blog
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The Sun’s Kelvin Mackenzie is demanding to know... "Why did Channel 4 have a presenter in a hijab fronting coverage of Muslim terror in Nice?" The answer is that the journalist in question, Fatima Manji, works for Channel 4 News... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The Media Blog
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Tony Blair is all over the front pages of the newspapers following the revelations of the Chilcot report. One headline stands out more than most. This from The Times: While Blair's role in taking Britain to war in the Middle... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at The Media Blog
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Ken Clarke is a seasoned campaigner and veteran of hundreds of television interviews, so it seemed odd that he would be caught out on camera in a television studio, with the microphone on, sharing candid opinions on the Tory leadership... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at The Media Blog
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The Daily Mail has thrown its support behind Theresa May in the Conservative leadership contest, which might make things a little awkward between the Mail's bosses and one of their star columnists Sarah Vine ("aka Mrs Michael Gove"): The Daily... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at The Media Blog
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The Sun was always going to use Thursday's front page to urge readers to vote Leave in the referendum, no doubt pleasing its infamously Euro-sceptic owner Rupert Murdoch. But the fact the paper also managed to promote Independence Day: Resurgence... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at The Media Blog
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Milton Keynes law firm Baker Small will have been an unfamiliar name to most people but it may just have secured a starring role in chapter one of the 'How Not To Tweet' handbook. The firm tweeted a number of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at The Media Blog
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Noel Edmonds seems to have become the bitter ex who is incapable of moving on from a relationship he once had with the BBC. Noel has complained about the organisation, repeatedly, to anybody who will listen while publicly declaring his... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at The Media Blog
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According to the Express the EU is coming for our kettles – and may have their sights set on our toasters too. As the Express seeks to firm up support for a Brexit vote in June, the paper obviously thinks... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at The Media Blog
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Running the pro-Brexit 'Leave' campaign has always looked like an uphill struggle. In the absence of credible arguments they have had to cobble together a campaign based on old lies, scaremongering and a handful of celebrity endorsements. It seemed inevitable... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at The Media Blog
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Following the announcement on Thursday that the paper was to close The New Day has published its final edition after just two months in existence: Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at The Media Blog
The New Day has called it a day. Posting on Facebook, editor Alison Phillips said the paper had failed to attract enough readers to make it viable. "We have tried everything we could but sadly we just haven't reached the... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at The Media Blog
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In the 'How To Do Social Media Wrong' handbook there must by now be a whole chapter dedicated to why brands shouldn't try to exploit somebody's death, yet 3M's social media team clearly hadn't read it before hitting send on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at The Media Blog
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The Express has claimed the EU has a "secret plan" to take CONTROL of YOUR pension. The story, which even the Express admits is based on nothing more substantial than "fear" and "speculation" is clearly designed to scare the aged... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at The Media Blog
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For the past two days, the Daily Mail has been throwing a front page hissy-fit about lawyers preventing them from reporting some celebrity gossip. Yes, these privacy injunctions can seem a bit of a silly anachronism which sometimes only serve... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at The Media Blog
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It's taken four months, but IPSO, the newspaper industry funded regulator, has now reached the conclusion that The Sun's significantly misleading story about "1 in 5" British Muslims being IS sympathisers was indeed "significantly misleading". (See: Sun's dodgy 'Brit Muslim'... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at The Media Blog
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The Guardian got a lot of things right with its tributes to footballing legend Johan Cruyff who sadly died on Thursday. It commissioned David Winner, author of Brilliant Orange, the definitive book on Dutch football, and ran an excellent piece... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at The Media Blog
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The Daily Star is claiming "EASTER EGGS" have been "BANNED" so as not to offend "non Christians". By which it means it has heard there are some Easter eggs in the shops which don't have the word "Easter" on them... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at The Media Blog
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Boris Johnson is doing his bit to push Britain towards the Brexit door and like many in the ‘leave’ camp he seems intent on doing it one silly lie at a time. It’s text book stuff: pick a ridiculous lie... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at The Media Blog
David Cameron’s PR operation has been criticised for fobbing off local newspapers with an article attributed to the PM that was compiled with an "insert name of county here" level of sincerity and all the humanity of an automated voice... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at The Media Blog
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As part of its ongoing commitment to being wrong about the weather, the Daily Express has published two contrasting forecasts for this Easter: (Hat tips: @scottberwick; @blogdroed). Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at The Media Blog
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From Sky News to The Telegraph, via The Mirror, The Metro, The Sun and the Evening Standard, UK media outlets were falling over themselves on Friday to report the find of a 'giant rat' in East London. "Rat 'as big... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at The Media Blog
A correction published by the Guardian last week began: "A review of David Astor: A Life in Print, a biography of the former editor of the Observer, contained a number of errors." They say "a number of errors" and it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at The Media Blog
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The Sunday Express has claimed the EU wants to take "control of our coasts". According to the paper: "THE EU has drawn up plans to seize control of the British coastguard service as it creates a Europe-wide border force. Critics... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at The Media Blog