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The British press has lost it – POLITICO
Even the broadsheets don't bother to hide the fact that they're rooting for the Tories because their oligarch owners told them to (except the Graun, of course). No one in my liberal bubble actually reads print newspapers, they just share links to the Graun's "Comment is Dumb" section on Facebook. Still, I might not be typical, so it's all a bit worrying.
press  newspapers  journalism  politics  britain  election 
may 2015 by pw201
My Year Ripping Off the Web with the Daily Mail Online
The Heil rips stuff off and makes stuff up, as told by a former employee.
dailymail  journalism  fraud 
march 2015 by pw201
JE SUIS CHARLIE? IT’S A BIT LATE | Pandaemonium
Kenan Malik: "The expressions of solidarity with those slain in the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices are impressive. They are also too late. Had journalists and artists and political activists taken a more robust view on free speech over the past 20 years then we may never have come to this."
charliehebdo  freedom  politics  satire  journalism  free  speech  liberalism  charlie-hebdo 
january 2015 by pw201
The Blame for the Charlie Hebdo Murders - The New Yorker
"Because the ideology is the product of a major world religion, a lot of painstaking pretzel logic goes into trying to explain what the violence does, or doesn’t, have to do with Islam. Some well-meaning people tiptoe around the Islamic connection, claiming that the carnage has nothing to do with faith, or that Islam is a religion of peace, or that, at most, the violence represents a “distortion” of a great religion. (After suicide bombings in Baghdad, I grew used to hearing Iraqis say, “No Muslim would do this.”) Others want to lay the blame entirely on the theological content of Islam, as if other religions are more inherently peaceful—a notion belied by history as well as scripture. A religion is not just a set of texts but the living beliefs and practices of its adherents."
charliehebdo  journalism  terror  religion  politics  islam 
january 2015 by pw201
13 reasons why I am taking the Daily Mail to the Press Complaints Commission | British InfluenceBritish Influence
The Heil lied about Romanian immigration to the UK. This isn't that surprising, but it's nice to see someone do the research to prove it.
dailymail  fail  journalism  lies  uk  romania  immigration  politics 
january 2014 by pw201
How the Daily Mail Conquered England : The New Yorker
Explaining the Heil to Americans: "The Mail is like Fox in the sense that it speaks to, and for, the married, car-driving, homeowning, conservative-voting suburbanite, but it is unlike Fox in that it is not slavishly approving of any political party. One editor told me, “The paper’s defining ideology is that Britain has gone to the dogs.” " Via andrewducker.
daily-mail  journalism  newspapers  newspaper  uk  england 
november 2013 by pw201
Ken Auletta: Can the Guardian Take Its Aggressive Investigations Global? : The New Yorker
The NYT looks at the history of the Graun and its recent scoops (the NSA files). Apparently the paper is running out of money. :-(
journalism  nsa  surveillance  guardian  edward-snowden  internet  gchq  newspaper 
october 2013 by pw201
The Sins of the Fathers - Richard Dawkins - RichardDawkins.net - RichardDawkins.net
Dawkins sez: "Yesterday evening I was telephoned by a reporter who announced himself as Adam Lusher from the Sunday Telegraph. At the end of a week of successfully rattling cages, I was ready for yet another smear or diversionary tactic of some kind, but in my wildest dreams I couldn’t have imagined the surreal form this one was to take. I obviously can’t repeat what was said word-for-word (my poor recall of long strings of words has this week been highly advertised), and I may get the order of the points wrong, but this is approximately how the conversation went." Lusher says Dawkins's ancestors owned slaves and wonders whether D will make reparations. Bizarre and desperate.
adam-lusher  slavery  dawkins  richard-dawkins  journalism  newspapers  telegraph 
february 2012 by pw201
New Statesman - The bugger, bugged
"After a chance meeting with a former News of the World executive who told him his phone had been hacked, Hugh Grant couldn’t resist going back to him – with a hidden tape recorder – to find out if there was more to the story . . . " Coppers taking backhanders from journos, oh my. No wonder the Met dragged their feet about the phone hacking case.
news  journalism  crime  phones  privacy  surveillance  police  hugh-grant  hacking 
april 2011 by pw201
Time to change the Dail Mail's masthead
"Many people are fooled by the Daily Mail’s appearance into thinking that it is something it’s not. Every week seems to bring fresh stories of people or organisations that have co-operated with it, but are then upset to find themselves misrepresented or just deliberately lied about in its pages. If they had realised that it is not a newspaper but a comic, and does not seem to be bound by any of the laws that we popularly imagine newspapers to comply with, they probably would not ever have agreed to speak to its journalists. Readers, too, are often misled by the Mail’s appearance into thinking they are reading a newspaper, which can often lead to enormous confusion on their part."
journalism  media  daily-mail  funny 
february 2011 by pw201
A True Story Of Daily Mail Lies (guest post)
The Daily Mail are lying bastards. Who knew? (OK, probably you all knew, but it's worth seeing a specific example of outright fabrication of a story and refusal to apologise).
journalism  law  libel  media  daily-mail  dailymail  defamation  newspaper  newspapers 
february 2011 by pw201
The Last Psychiatrist: Wakefield And The Autism Fraud-- The Other Part Of The Story
Wakefield's a fraud, but that's not the end of the story: why did it take so long to spot it?
science  peer-review  journalism  autism  mmr  wakefield  vaccine  vaccination  medicine 
january 2011 by pw201
Kill or cure?
"Help to make sense of the Daily Mail’s ongoing effort to classify every inanimate object into those that cause cancer and those that prevent it." Marvellous. Now there's no need to read the Heil.
cancer  science  health  funny  daily-mail  journalism 
august 2010 by pw201
Johann Hari: Did the media help to pull the trigger? - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent
"Every time there is a massacre by a mentally ill person, like Derrick Bird's last month, journalists are warned by psychologists that, if we are not very careful in our reporting, we will spur copycat attacks by more mentally ill people. We ignored their warnings. We reported the case in precisely the way they said was most risky. Are we now seeing the result?"
murder  psychology  crime  ethics  guns  journalism  media  violence  uk  suicide 
july 2010 by pw201
How Mark Zuckerberg Hacked The Harvard Crimson
Ah, the old "get people's failed logins, assume they typed the password for some other place" trick. Someone I knew at university did something similar with his Linux box, back when we all ran Linux boxes in our rooms: he rigged the login to fail the first time and log the password (this being easier than hacking up a special version of the login demon: you just write something to prompt, fail and then pass you on to the real login), and assumed what he got would do for other servers too. Happy days.
facebook  history  privacy  ethics  journalism  security  harvard  internet 
march 2010 by pw201
DAVID SIMON - Vice Magazine
"David Simon is responsible for one of the greatest feats of storytelling of the past century, and that’s the entire five-season run of the television series The Wire." - Vice Magazine interview him.
vicemagazine  the-wire  tv-programmes  tv  television  wire  crime  drugs  politics  journalism 
december 2009 by pw201

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