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Zelo Street: Telegraph’s Junior Doctor Isn’t
Apparently he's a recently graduated foundation year doctor not yet at the point of being allowed to work on people alone.
NHS  health  politics  not-fair-not-safe  lies  comment  Conservatives  journalism  news 
april 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Fairly in depth piece on the phone hacking trial
and on the power that comes from throwing a *lot* of money at legal representation
Interesting  law  crime  hacking  phones  News-of-The-World  journalism  Murdoch  media  money  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
How a @totalprat duped the UK's media on Twitter
By pretending to live near the women who'd been held for 30 years. 'He said it had been "truly the funniest afternoon I have had in about three days"'
oops  media  fail  epic-fail  journalism  twitter  don't-believe-everything-you-hear-on-the-internet 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - 'Notebooks went missing' amid phone-hacking probe
Surely Danny Boy knows better than to leave his Broadsword out back by the bins?
journalism  hacking  news  crime  News-of-The-World  interesting 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Phone-hacking trial: three ex-News of the World staff plead guilty | UK news | theguardian.com
One of the major parts of the case appears to be Brooks and others running around hiding information about their awareness and support of the hacking.
journalism  law  hacking  crime  News-of-The-World  UK  media 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Press regulation: Papers lose Privy Council injunction bid
'two judges refused them an injunction and said there were no grounds for a judicial review;
law  journalism  politics  westminster  UK  media 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Rupert Murdoch secret tapes: News Corp defends head
He says "It's the biggest inquiry ever, over next to nothing.", News Corp says ""Rupert Murdoch has shown understandable empathy with the staff and families affected". Yeah...
journalism  posttofacebook  hacking  news  Murdoch  interesting 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Non-baby news events crunched into this week
'A BBC spokesman said: “We’re working with the Illuminati and other shady puppeteers to accelerate world happenings and ‘clear the decks for baby’.'
journalism  silly  posttofacebook  parody  the-monarchy  amusing  news  UK  The-Daily-Mash  culture 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
‘Unwise to block free speech law’ at Stormont - Headlines - Belfast Newsletter
'he could think of no reason for Stormont blocking the Defamation Bill from Northern Ireland other than that politicians wanted “to be able to sue newspapers more readily”.'
libel  law  journalism  politics  free-speech  media 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Sunday Times jails its source » Spectator Blogs
'My Guardian colleague Marina Hyde said that the lesson of the Sunday Times’ treatment of Pryce was that no one should talk to journalists.'
law  journalism  politics  news  crime  interesting  media  Lib-Dems 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why do we let the Prudocracy police our sexual fantasies?
'I masturbate. You masturbate. Let's not get our knickers in such a twist about it'
law  journalism  sex  posttofacebook  porn  image  interesting  media  culture 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Press regulation: it's back
'Just when you thought statutory press regulation had gone quiet, it has erupted back onto the Westminster stage.'
law  journalism  politics  press  Leveson-inquiry  westminster  interesting  media 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
X-Surface: Don't believe everything you read.
Journalism no longer appears to include even basic fact checking, as regards tech, anyways.
journalism  technology  posttofacebook  fail  image  interesting  media  culture  via-Andrew-Ducker 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Clegg hints at split with Tories on Leveson - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
'Nick Clegg privately told members of the Hacked Off campaign group, including the comedian Steve Coogan, that there was nothing in the Coalition Agreement that prevented him from taking a different position on press regulation from the Conservatives.'
the-coalition  Lib-Dems  government  News-of-The-World  hacking  journalism  interesting 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Labour raises the stakes over Leveson - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
A Labour government will implement statutory regulation of the press if Lord Justice Leveson recommends it, party sources have revealed
Westminster  politics  Labour-party  law  journalism  media  interesting 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Former Times journalist arrested by police investigating computer hacking | UK news | guardian.co.uk
'Arrest of Patrick Foster understood to be related to unmasking of NightJack blogger by the Times in 2009'
via-Zoe-Stavri  media  journalism  hacking  news  interesting 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How do newspapers deal with politicians who go on repeating lies? | Media | guardian.co.uk
But how do reporters who are doing their level best to tell their readers the truth cope when candidates move from spouting (just about acceptable) spin to telling (unacceptable) lies?
interesting  politics  lies  USA  UK  image  media  journalism  posttofacebook 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - News Corp confirms it is considering split
The media giant said it was exploring the creation of "two distinct publicly traded companies".
business  Murdoch  journalism  media  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Is this the worst government statistic ever created?
Apparently local govement is wasting 20% of its budget! By which they actually mean, they could save 20% on their mobile phone bills. BUT I'M SURE THAT APPLIES TO EVERYTHING ELSE, YES!
posttofacebook  post  image  journalism  statistics  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  wtf  what-the-everliving-fuck  stupidity  fail  Bad-Science 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Will Rupert Murdoch's reputation survive Leveson's verdict? | Media | guardian.co.uk
'Man who made millions out of paying people to ask difficult questions finally faced questioners he could not cope with'
UK  law  culture  media  journalism  Murdoch  News-of-The-World  interesting 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Twitter effect: How the hashtag has shaped political debate
'Some now argue the hashtag has come of age politically. It matters - whether you're on Twitter or not.'
media  journalism  culture  posttofacebook  social-media  twitter  technology  interesting 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Cameron-bashing shows 'the Tory press' ain't what it used to be | Roy Greenslade | Media | guardian.co.uk
'The Mail, Telegraph and Sun's recent hostility to Cameron and George Osborne shows a new detachment from the Tory party'
Westminster  politics  media  bias  Conservatives  journalism  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Heresy Corner: A war crime
The Mail [about a week ago] contains a brief but chilling account of a war crime.
death  Daily-Mail  journalism  crime  war  via-Andrew-Ducker 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Expert challenges "myth" of falling NHS productivity
'Official figures have failed to reflect recent improvements in the NHS in England, according to the Lancet.'
posttofacebook  important  lies  journalism  image  cuts  NHS  politics  news  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
An Express Year
The last years express headlines, grouped for your amusement.
interesting  culture  image  media  journalism  amusing 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Muppets Are Communist, Fox Business Network Says - The Huffington Post
'Last week, on the network's "Follow the Money" program, host Eric Bolling went McCarthy on the new, Disney-released film, "The Muppets," insisting that its storyline featuring an evil oil baron made it the latest example of Hollywood's so-called liberal agenda.'
wtf  Fox-News  fail  muppets  interesting  news  journalism  culture  via-Andrew-Ducker 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Paul McMullan lays bare newspaper dark arts at Leveson inquiry | Media | The Guardian
''Privacy is for paedos," declared former News of the World man and tabloid veteran Paul McMullan in the midst of his evidence at the Leveson inquiry. He had only just observed that "in 21 years of invading people's privacy I've never found anybody doing any good" – statements that together amounted to a credo for the brutal Sunday tabloid world of which McMullan became the chief spokesman in the otherwise stifled confines of courtroom 73.'
interesting  journalism  media  News-of-The-World  Murdoch  people-suck  via-Andrew-Ducker 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Daft hysteria over the EU's ruling on water and dehydration | by Martin Robbins @mjrobbins | Science | guardian.co.uk
'The EU has not said that water isn't healthy, and it's ruling on the vexatious claim that bottled water can prevent dehydration is perfectly sensible'
comment  interesting  science  europe  lies  journalism  media  image 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Telegraph hires virulent homophobe as columnist | Liberal Conspiracy
'The Reverend Peter Mullins has just made his debut on the Telegraph website as a regular columnist'. He's previously made blog posts 'demanding gay men should be forced to have “sodomy” warnings tattooed on their bodies.'
homophobia  LGBT  media  uk  journalism  discrimination  people-suck 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
News of the World hired investigators to spy on hacking victims' lawyers | Media | The Guardian
'The News of the World hired a specialist private investigator to run covert surveillance on two of the lawyers representing phone-hacking victims as part of an operation to put pressure on them to stop their work.'
News-of-The-World  WTF  Murdoch  lies  journalism  media  interesting 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Murdoch warned of 'Mulcaire 2' at News Corp shareholder meeting | Media | guardian.co.uk
'Rupert Murdoch has been dealt a blow by shareholders who called on the News Corp chairman and his sons to resign from the scandal-torn media empire.'
interesting  Murdoch  journalism  corruption  lies  news  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Wall Street Journal circulation scam claims senior Murdoch executive | Media | The Guardian
'The Guardian found evidence that the Journal had been channelling money through European companies in order to secretly buy thousands of copies of its own paper at a knock-down rate, misleading readers and advertisers about the Journal's true circulation.'
journalism  lies  image  crime  money  interesting  Murdoch  news 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Giant, Prehistoric Squid That Ate Common Sense | Wired Science | Wired.com
'We have a serious problem with science journalism. A big one, in fact, and today that problem takes the form of a giant, prehistoric squid with tentacles so formidable that it has sucked the brains right out of staff writers’ heads.'
amusing  interesting  journalism  science 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
American Spectator Editor Admits to Being Agent Provocateur at D.C. Museum | MyFDL
American journalist gets inside the protesters to try and make them look bad, to get himself a story.
news  journalism  Occupy-Wall-Street  interesting  people-suck  lies 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Richard Peppiatt: Journalistic Practice
'Perhaps I state the obvious to say a truth-telling function is intrinsic to any concept of journalism. Yet one thing I learnt early on in my career was that telling the truth and not lying are distinct concepts - you can make true statements about events and issues without ever orbiting near a true account of what's occurred. '
journalism  news  interesting  lies  law  image  culture 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Exclusive: Occupy Wall Street Activist Slams Fox News Producer In Un-Aired Interview [Video] | The New York Observer
'…here is an interview that Fox News filmed, but doesn’t want you to see. The segment was shot on Wednesday… though the decision was made to leave it on the cutting room floor. The reason should be obvious pretty quickly.'
Fox-News  Occupy-Wall-Street  protest  media  journalism  politics  USA 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Media Can Legally Lie | Project Censored
In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.

(Old news, but I'd not read the full story behind it before)
dude...  wtf  people-suck  news  journalism  law  Fox-News  murdoch  media 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Trader's Goldman Sachs comments spark BBC hoax claims | Media | guardian.co.uk
'He caused outrage with his comments on the global economic meltdown claiming "governments don't rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world".But is independent stock market trader Alessio Rastani, interviewed on the BBC News channel on Monday, all he appears to be?'
interesting  amusing  journalism  money  economy  financial-crisis  parody  news 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Web of Evil - On Norway
Powerfully written piece on Norway's reaction, especially its media, to the terrorist attacks there, and how it's related to the size and culture there.
interesting  terrorism  media  journalism  culture 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Hacking MPs recall News International's James Murdoch
"It comes after MPs heard conflicting evidence over how much Mr Murdoch knew about the practice at the NoW."
journalism  News-of-The-World  murdoch  news  interesting  crime 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Presbyterian minister and Sinn Féin make history - but newspapers ignore it | Media | guardian.co.uk
'Whatever opinion people hold of Latimer's 20-minute speech at a Sinn Féin conference, it has to be seen as a landmark moment in the bridge-building exercise between Catholics and Protestants.'
interesting  important  news  journalism  bias  culture 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Welcome to Texas! Unless you're Al Jazeera | Al Jazeera Blogs
'Ten miles. Sixteen kilometres. That’s how deep I got into Texas before being asked to leave.'
Reminds me of the Yes campaign, when Al Jazeera did a story on something the Yes campaign were doing. IIRC they got a few strange looks just being in a Camden park.
journalism  discrimination  USA  interesting  terrorism 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
All WikiLeaks' secret US cables are on BitTorrent in full • The Register
"Wikileaks has accused a Guardian journalist of negligently publishing the passphrase for a database of unredacted secret US diplomatic cables in a book. The encrypted database is available on BitTorrent."
journalism  interesting  sousveilance  internet  technology  security 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Case closed: “Climategate” was manufactured | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
"Climatologist Michael Mann has been cleared of all wrongdoing by the Inspector General of the National Science Foundation." (He's been cleared in several investigations)
climate-change  interesting  lies  journalism  academia 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Andy Coulson 'broke' Commons pass rules by failing to declare NI payments | Media | guardian.co.uk
R"egisters held in the Commons archive, seen by the Guardian, reveal that in September 2007 – three months after Coulson was employed by Cameron's office – the former News of the World editor failed to declare the health insurance, company car and severance payments he was receiving from his old employers."
News-of-The-World  journalism  corruption  conservatives  news 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
John Major wanted two-party alliance to take on Rupert Murdoch | Politics | guardian.co.uk
Chris Mullin's diaries reveal that former prime minister wanted Labour and Tories to unite to bring down tycoon's empire
politics  murdoch  News-of-The-World  journalism 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Coulson got hundreds of thousands of pounds from News Int
Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World who has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in phone hacking and bribing the police, received several hundred thousand pounds (and healthcare, and benefits, and a car) from News International after starting work as the Conservative Party's Director of Communications in July 2007.
dude...  conservatives  wtf  politics  News-of-The-World  journalism  corruption 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Top Gear's electric car shows pour petrol over the BBC's standards | George Monbiot | Environment | guardian.co.uk
"...Top Gear's line on electric cars. Casting aside any pretence of impartiality or rigour, it has set out to show that electric cars are useless. If the facts don't fit, it bends them until they do.It's currently being sued by electric car maker Tesla. Now it's been caught red-handed faking another trial, in this case of the Nissan LEAF."
journalism  bbc  transport  technology  fairness 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Official: Rebekah Brooks has NOT resigned from News International | No Deep Packet Inspection
"As far as Companies House (the official record of companies in the UK) is concerned, she has NOT resigned as a Director of News International."
dude?  crime  interesting  journalism  News-of-The-World  murdoch 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Anders Behring Breivik's not a terrorist, he's a mass-murderer | World news | The Guardian
"The Norwegian killer is insane and those trying to give meaning to his actions should stop". Yes, really, we should stop looking at why he did this, and just dismiss him as a loon. That'd be helpful. Really! And of course, he's not Muslim, so he can't be a terrorist really anyway. Or? Not.
I-do-not-agree-with-the-page-linked-to  terrorism  wtf  journalism  insanity  culture 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Daily Mash - Western culture still very much there, say experts
LIBERAL western culture does not seem to have noticed it is under threat, experts have confirmed. (has a large picture of a woman in a bikini next to the story, which could make it less suitable for work for some)
'liberals'  amusing  culture  fear  journalism 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
James Murdoch testimony to parliamentary committee 'was mistaken' | Herald Sun
RUPERT Murdoch's son James has been accused of misleading British MPs this week when he said he did not know when authorising a settlement that phone hacking at News of the World went beyond one reporter.
corruption  murdoch  media  news  journalism  crime  law  lies 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
David Cameron: no media group should get too powerful | Media | guardian.co.uk
'David Cameron has signalled that media ownership rules could be changed to prevent any single organisation holding too much power as a result of the judicial inquiry into phone hacking.' Also bringing the BBC and its size into the debate.
bbc  media  news  News-of-The-World  journalism  politics 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Met hacking investigation 'could take more than five years' - Channel 4 News
Scotland Yard has beefed up its team tackling phone hacking after a "significant increase" in the workload.

It is not known how long the investigation will take but a senior source in the Metropolitan Police force told Channel 4 News Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Israel that the new investigation into hacking "could take more than five years," at its previous rate using 45 officers.
crime  news  News-of-The-World  interesting  journalism  murdoch 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The News of the World and Fleet Street's dark era
Incredibly, these hacks got the full inside stories on serial killers Heath, Haigh and Christie, and in return paid their legal defence costs - in two cases, they made substantial payments to the families of two of the killers after they were executed.
news  journalism  history  dude...  News-of-The-World  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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