Tag: journalism

Remember, They Loathe Their Own Country

From the much-publicised ‘Guardian’ article on plans for the Queen’s death: The second Elizabethan age is likely to be remembered as a reign of uninterrupted national decline, and even, if she lives long enough and Scotland departs the union, as…

Churnalism In The Age Of Consumerism

A generation gap in attitudes towards cooking and eating is helping to fuel the UK’s food waste mountain, research reveals, driven by time-poor millennials who do not understand the value of the food on their plate. In contrast to savvy…

Backdoor Law…?

We’ve never had a ‘Good Samaritan’ Law here in England, unlike on the continent. But a little-noticed case last year may have now ushered that in. Initially treated as a murder, the charge was reduced to manslaughter: Michael Bowditch, of…

Fake, But Accurate?

German police “shook their heads in disbelief” at the way the events of New Year’s Eve in the city of Dortmund were reported by right wing outlet Breitbart News, it has been reported. Officials have joined the chorus of condemnation…

”Words, don’t come easy, to me…”

Chris Elliott on the ‘Guardian’s’ lexicon: In The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy wrote: “That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.” That is a view shared by many Guardian readers. Looking at the…

Nothing Much Happens! Film At 11!

A shocking video reveals how two men were subjected to homophobic abuse as they walked through a town holding hands. Ermagherd! BBC Radio presenter Iain Lee launched the experiment with Justin Dealey after a listener revealed people “shouted abuse” at…

One-Sided Concern…

Katherine Stewart has reservations about Muslim teaching methods, and the damage they may be doing to vulnerable young minds: Much of fundamentalist home schooling is driven by deeply sexist and patriarchal ideology. The Koranic movement teaches that women need to…

Projection…

Joanna Blythman (food writer, investigative journalist and broadcaster) doesn’t like Tesco much… Coffee appears to be recession-proof. It falls into the marketing category of a “small affordable luxury”. In business terms, coffee shops are highly profitable. Even people who think…