Tag Archives: media bias

EU does not plan to enforce 20mph speed limit

The Mail wesbite today printed the following headline: ‘EU plans to enforce 20mph speed limits in residential zones and replace Highway Code with European laws sparks outrage’. Then, in their article – which is full of the normal enraged quotes from the standard frothing Tory rent-a-gobs – they clearly state that: today’s proposal is only […]

Richard Littlejohn and Baha Mousa

14th July 2009, the day after an inquiry was launched into alleged abuse meted out to Iraqis held captive by the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment in Basra in September 2003, Richard Littlejohn wrote this two paragraph aside on the matter: Richard Littlejohn was reacting to allegations that prisoners had been: verbally abused, burned, stamped and urinated […]

What about the real news?

Today’s Daily Mail editorial condenses all of the basic arguments that have been trotted out by their ever-so-compliant columnists in the past week as to why we should all forget about hacking and move onto something else: ‘Never mind phone hacking, what about the real issues facing Britain?‘ [istyosty.com link]. In the real world, bleak […]

David Cameron admits he was badly wrong about the PCC

Im May this year David Cameron – appearing on Radio 4′s Today Programme – defended the concept of press self-regulation and in particular he made sure he directed some praise towards the PCC. He said: “I sense that there’s still more to be done to recognise that actually the Press Complaints Commission has come on […]

Shocking ‘journalism’ from the Mail on Sunday

A lot of people on Twitter yesterday predicted that the Mail on Sunday would cover the March 26th protests only in terms of violence or vandalism and they were not wrong: According to the Guardian more than a quarter of a million people marched – the vast majority peacefully – on London yesterday, so the […]

Multiculturalism and the Monkeysphere

The Monkeysphere is the group of people who each of us, using our monkeyish brains, are able to conceptualize as people. If the monkey scientists are monkey right, it’s physically impossible for this to be a number much larger than 150… we all have limits to our sphere of monkey concern. It’s the way our […]

Bias

According to his website – currently not operational for some reason – Richard Littlejohn: has no party political affiliations and believes journalists should be in a state of permanent opposition and scepticism, opposed to vested interests of all political persuasions and fiercely protective of civil liberties. His job is to sit at the back and […]