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Thin Pinstriped Line: The business of Remembering
Veteran and civil servant "Sir Humphrey" on poppies: "I have grown increasingly concerned at the manner in which manufactured outrage focuses on any organisation or individual that challenges the Poppy status quo, by not wearing one. If you are wearing one only because everyone else is wearing one, then perhaps it is time to ask whether the Poppy has become a victim of its own success.

As we move into the world where we are over a century on from the events of WW1, perhaps the time has come to ask if it is time to evolve the service of Remembrance, and perhaps do it differently. I do feel that the need to remember is always appropriate, but that the means by which a simple silence has become a business and outrage outlet to sell papers is increasingly distasteful. "
war  remembrance  poppy  politics  media 
november 2017 by pw201
PSA: Ignore the news - Charlie's Diary
The reading the news is bad for you: a timely reminder.
television  news  tv  media  charles-stross 
april 2013 by pw201
A Much More Exotic - The bad kind of murder
"A call to restrict porn is, in effect, a call for more women to be murdered. It's a good thing we have a government that's not afraid to take tough decisions.

Starting next week, this LJ account will be syndicated on Comment is Free and Feministing."
porn  rape  murder  jo-yeates  media  guardian  satire 
october 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
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
Penn Jillette Is Willing to Be a Guest on Adolf Hitler's Talk Show | Little Gold Men | Vanity Fair
Penn on why he went on Glenn Beck's show, among other things. Hugely quotable: "Well remember, the Catholic League is just one divorced guy in his garage. Or as Teller and I like to say, the Catholic League and his wife. I love that it's called hate speech when you have the audacity to suggest that pederasty and child rape might not be a good idea."
religion  penn-jillette  magic  media  catholicism  islamism  islam  censorship 
june 2010 by pw201
Belle De Jour Is The New Pretty Woman - The Rumpus.net
"when somebody like Belle de Jour shows up, an astonishing amount of energy seems to get spent on rushing to remind the general public that she is not representative of prostitution"
media  prostitution  uk 
december 2009 by pw201
Dollhouse, Joss Whedon, and the Strange and Difficult Path of Feminist Dudes: Some Thoughts
Doll House not as "problematic" as some people thought, possibly. Interesting stuff.
feminism  tv  culture  media  josswhedon  whedon  dollhouse  joss-whedon 
may 2009 by pw201

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