Tag: Slack journalism

I’m Pretty Sure It Serves The Same Function…

The usual whining in the ‘Guardian’ about Muslims being ‘disadvantaged’ in the workplace throws up this rather odd little gem: Others encounter difficulties within the workplace itself, where requests for minor adaptations are met with resistance. Reema, a 34-year-old obstetrician,…

Doomed To Failure…

Pupils at primary and secondary schools across Brighton and Hove will be given “early intervention” lessons to prevent abuse. The lessons for boys and girls from six years up will teach them not to hit, to be nice and how…

The Arrogance Of ‘The Artiste’

Dorian Lynskey (music writer for the Guardian) cheers on the rude, bite-the-hand-that-feeds ‘artiste’: Ten days ago a concert-goer at the Cedar Cultural Centre in Minneapolis made the mistake of shouting out a sarcastic request for the Knack’s 1979 hit My…

Climate supergrass

No, not the Climategate 2.0 email release lat last year. Not the Himalayan glaciers, which even the Grauniad concedes are pretty much the same now as they were a decade ago (it’s still “a concern”, natch – it’ll always be…

Random Failygraph

I’ve mentioned before that since being online a lot of newspapers fill their virtual pages with crap that they would only ever put in the print versions on the very slowest of slow news days. Galleries are probably the best…

A Worrying Prediction From You-Know-Who…

Democratic socialists, republicans, feminists, anti-racists, egalitarians are in for a bad year. Worrying? Surely, this is good news? Well, no. You see, the person making that prediction is none other than Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. And she’s hardly ever right about anything……

Oh, Canada!

Heather Mallick, columnist for the Toronto Star, is having apoplexy: Imagine being me, being asked by the Guardian to explain why my nice country, famously full of people who spend their days hewing wood and drawing water amid a stream…

What’s Being Left Out Of This Story?

A family face being left homeless after their home was attacked in the city. Emma Phelps, her partner, Christopher Whittaker, and her four children moved out of their rented home in Colmon Walk, Top Valley, following two incidents. On September…