Tag Archives: Churnalism

‘obtained from a news agency in good faith’

From the Press Complaints Commission’s ‘resolved’ case list today: Jennifer Stevenson complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper’s coverage of a fatal horse riding accident was inaccurate. The complainant was among the first people at the scene and, contrary to what had been reported, there was no indication that the rider’s injuries were […]

The extent of Daily Star research

From the good folks at F365′s Mediawatch: Maybe Mediawatch is being snobbish, but we don’t imagine those at the The Daily Star to be the spiciest chillies in the pot. Therefore, their exciting news story, trailed on their back page, that David James was apparently ‘DRUNK when he agreed to join Bristol City’, was hardly […]

A Fishy Tale

Hot on the heels of the cute pig in wellies suicidally promoting sausages comes this story about a Piranha supposedly caught in Kent: ‘Mystery of the killer Piranha caught by angler in a FOLKESTONE pond‘. As unlikely as this sounds the original headline is one of the most laughable that I have seen in a […]

Pretend News

The slim line between the adverts you see in the newspaper and the ‘news’ that is printed next to them has virtually disappeared thanks to the increased demand being placed on fewer journalists to keep the newspaper full. Churnalism is now standard practice for the majority of newspaper content, and the majority of the ‘stories’ […]

What is worse than the tabloid press?

The fuckwits that repeat their lies. Yesterday’s short post on the ‘parents banned from playing with children’ story in the Daily Mail tried to point out that the story was absolute bollocks and the council had tried to make this as clear as possible in a clear statement. However, the factual accuracy of a story […]