Tag: suspicion

When Imojis Go Bad….

“When Facebook users set their status to ‘feeling fat’, they are making fun of people who consider themselves to be overweight, which can include many people with eating disorders. “That is not ok.” Bad Facebook users! BAD! She explains that…

An Army Of …. What?

Plumbers, heating engineers and meter installers should alert the authorities when they visit a “dangerously cold home” in order to help reduce the toll of winter deaths, new NHS guidelines say. Because the news that your gas fitter or plumber…

Haven’t We Seen This Tactic Before?

It seems….familiar somehow: Last night the prince issued a strongly-worded denial, with Buckingham Palace saying ‘any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue’. Hmmm, now where have I… *snaps fingers* Legend has it that LBJ, in one of…

Yes, And This Is Why Hoaxes Can Happen…

The family of a three-year-old girl, whose story of being asked to leave a KFC because the youngster’s facial scars were “scaring customers” went viral, are facing down claims that the entire thing was an elaborate hoax. Well, it’s not…

When You’re In A Hole, Stop Digging, Hans!

The Nuclear Security Summit is taking place in The Hague today and tomorrow, and has brought leaders from 53 countries together to discuss ways of combating nuclear terrorism. The catering company responsible for feeding the leaders and delegates has made…

Methinks They Do Protest Too Much…

An item in the Daily Mail’s Ephraim Hardcastle diary has engendered a stiff letter of complaint from a leading academic. Hardcastle (aka Peter Mackay) wrote on Wednesday: “Newsnight’s Guardian-trained editor, Ian Katz, is keen on diversity. So, two women were…