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Worth Reading 75: I was your sorry ever after

Fear and loathing in Athens: the rise of Golden Dawn and the far right – I don’t know how much it’s emphasised for the story, or if it seems worse than it is because of the focus on one angle, but Greece sounds like a country with some major problems right now. Stephen becomes first […]

Worth Reading 20: Plenty O’Toole

The whole wide world in just five links Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere – Newsnight’s Paul Mason looks at some of the reasons for the sudden wave of protests around the world Novels I will not write: Jesus wants his kidney back – Charles Stross comes up with some wonderful ideas for books […]

Applying for a job at the Daily Mail

Earlier today, Anton Vowl linked to this advert for trainee reporters at the Daily Mail. I’m not looking for a job at the moment, but something about the phrase “200 words on why you think you could be a Mail journalist” got my attention. And so, this: Waking up this morning, I discovered I’d slept […]

Worth Reading 18: Now legal in the United States

And today, we’re 80% Egyptian-related: WorldNetDaily: The Rise of the Muslim Anti-Christ Explains Egypt Unrest – No, I’m not linking to WorldNutDaily, just to Richard Bartholomew’s analysis of another one of their bizarre conspiracy theories Arseholes, considered as a strategic resource – Daniel Davies on how dictatorships keep themselves in power. Why Egypt 2011 is […]

Worth Reading 15: Ides, ides, ides

The Daily Mail And Stephen Green: A Torrid Romance – The Mail, as ever, is never afraid to eat its own in the interests of a good story The Wilkinsons and ‘Christian’ opposition to anti-discrimination laws – “If the Wilkinsons are truly naive and thought their B&B was just a private home, I wonder were […]

The troll ladder

I wonder if there’s an ongoing notoriety competition between various of the right-wing professional trolls (or ‘prolls‘). Measured on some scale that calculates the balance Twitter outrage amongst the liberati, the number of outraged blog posts and PCC complaints generated, and – for the really accomplished – the number of huffy comment pieces generated in […]

Worth Reading 2: Electric Blogaloo

Some more things from the interwebnets that have caught my attention: Mail gets it wrong on US broadcast of ‘Downton Abbey’ – Tabloid Watch reports on how Downton Abbey isn’t being dumbed-down for American audiences. I’m shocked – shocked! – that there’s inaccurate and badly researched reporting going on in the Daily Mail. A Con-LibDem […]

2010 General Election Diary Day 19: What’s the worst that could happen?

Bad ideas for party election broadcasts, number 1 in a hopefully very infrequent series: Borrowing the concept of Dr. Pepper adverts, we go for ‘vote Liberal Democrat – what’s the worst that could happen?’ I guess we need to wait till the final week for the Daily Mail to do their ‘welcome to Nick Clegg’s […]

While you wait

This week’s walk will be a bit later than usual – probably appearing sometime this afternoon or evening – so until then, why not go and read Anton Vowl’s discussion of the Mail’s attack on Lembit Opik’s relatives? Related PostsWorth Reading 27: The shorter way to call the police Link love Yes, yes, yes Ban […]

Celebrity chef, Daily Mail columnist and idiot. But I repeat myself.

Ah, the Daily Mail. The champion of the law-abiding citizen, the sort of paper that would surely regard someone boasting about how they wilfully endangered people to be beyond the pale and worthy of condemnation. Well, you’d think that, but then you’re not the Daily Mail executive who thought it would be a good idea […]