Tag Archives: james delingpole

Worth Reading 90: Touched by the hand of Cicciolina

Lecture to Oxford Farming Conference, 3 January 2013 – Mark Lynas explains how he moved from being anti-genetically modified food to being in favour of it. He makes an interesting point on how environmentalism can be extremely pro-science on issues of climate change, but then ignore it on others. Obesity & ideology – Chris Dillow […]

Worth Reading 78: Last chance for a revolution in a minute

The old yoke – The legacy of 1066 and speculation over whether the ‘green man’ seen in many English churches originated as an act of subtle rebellion against the Normans. Men of aspiration – BenSix on the Pootercrats. “They are would-be intellectuals and sycophants: the hangers-on of men with bigger wallets; better friends and grander […]

Worth Reading 73: Binary palindromes

Why you are wrong, by James Delingpole – Actually by Generic Parody, but indistinguishable from the original. He’s Behind You – Adam Curtis looks at the story of Muammar Gaddafi. David Miliband and the Labour art of speaking in code – John Harris on how Labour politicians are in the habit of writing lots while […]

James Delingpole sticking a fork into his face

Earlier today, someone linked to this amusing Storify collection of James Delingpole exhibiting his usual debating style of blocking and ignoring anyone who dares criticise him – especially when they commit the ultimate sin of using facts to challenge him. Normally, Delingpole’s someone I ignore – until the final revelation of his role as a […]

Worth Reading 21: Five Link Trick

Here we go again… Future U.S. History Students: ‘It’s Pretty Embarrassing How Long You Guys Took To Legalize Gay Marriage’ – I’m surprised I took this long to link to something from The Onion, but maybe that’s because it’s not as funny as it used to be. Which, of course, they’ll also be stating as […]

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 […]