Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Wootton And Co

Friday, January 8, 2010 7:50 14 Comments

Okay, there’s been a lot of things in the media recently about Muslims — it’s just a bit of a shame that the whole “protester” and “terrorist” aspects seem to have been shoved together by some sources who don’t seem to be able to tell the difference between those who want to raise a perfectly [...]

This was posted under category: Faith & Forteana, Media, Politics


Wednesday, December 23, 2009 7:47 6 Comments

“Too Long, Didn’t Read”. I am, now and again, accused of writing too much. This is primarily because I don’t structure these blog posts to take up a specific amount of time to read, or words to fill. I start because there’s something I want to say, I talk about it, and then when I’m [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Media

God Error Chucking

Monday, December 14, 2009 7:02 22 Comments

A couple of examples of high-quality articles from over the weekend, which again suggests to me that perhaps certain organisations need better poof reading… Firstly, here’s the Observer online: Championship Barnsley 1 Colace 53 Scunthorpe 1 Hayes 58 David Hopps at Oakwell, Saturday 12 December 2009 20.09 GMT The other membersof the Championship’s top [...]

This was posted under category: Media, Oddities, Sport

Police Crackdown…

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 7:20 25 Comments

I saw a headline on the BBC the other day which seemed to suggest that the police were cracking down rather heavily on something which up until then, I had not actually realised was an offence. Guilty of handling … goods? I had been previously under the impression that handling goods was not in itself [...]

This was posted under category: Media, Oddities

The TaxPayers’ Rebel Alliance

Monday, October 12, 2009 7:20 22 Comments

You’ve heard of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, right? They are the group who claim to represent the taxpayer, and whenever any publicly funded organisation spends any money on anything, they have something to say about it, usually complaining about the waste of public money that is coming out of the pocket of the taxpayer. Well, there’s [...]

This was posted under category: Media, Politics, Public Sector

Paying for peeping toms?

Thursday, October 8, 2009 7:20 24 Comments

A fellow tweeter drew my attention to something a little disturbing t’other day: Does anyone else find ‘s offer of ¬£1K a month reward money for spying disturbing? (via @Placepot)@JamesCousins What’s this? Being paid £1000 per month to spy on people? So I decided to take a look in a little more detail… Internet [...]

This was posted under category: Media, Oddities

Racism: Infidel Papers and Counting Mohammeds

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 16:04 331 Comments

Now and again, I get those big chain emails forwarded on to me by people who think that they are funny, that the messages are inspiring, or that there’s certain information I just must know. I don’t tend to get these emails very often because I tend to work on the theory that if it’s [...]

This was posted under category: Equality, Media, Politics, Scams & Spams

Why I Love The BBC

Monday, August 31, 2009 10:14 41 Comments

The BBC have come in for criticism from James Murdoch of News Corporation, who said: …a “dominant” BBC threatens independent journalism in the UK. [...] “The expansion of state-sponsored journalism is a threat to the plurality and independence of news provision,” he told the Edinburgh Television Festival. The scope of the BBC’s activities and ambitions [...]

This was posted under category: Media, Politics, TV/Film

Paula Murray vs the Press Complaints Commission

Thursday, July 9, 2009 7:20 22 Comments

You might remember the horrible story that the Scottish Sunday Express ran back in March about the Dunblane survivors — basically that they were disgracing the memories of their dead classmates by acting like normal 18 year olds. You might also remember that after a lot of people got upset about this, the Scottish Sunday [...]

This was posted under category: Media

Paula The Cow Gets Branded

Monday, July 6, 2009 10:58 35 Comments

I was fortunate enough to be in the Metro Centre this weekend. For the uninitiated, this is one of those shopping malls which in many respects is like every other shopping mall in the country. The interesting thing about it this weekend though, was that Paula The Cow was there. Paula the Cow was a [...]

This was posted under category: Branding, Media, Social Media, Technology, twitter