Monday, June 25, 2018

From Our Series, Newspaper Headlines We Can Answer

Actually, our ever popular series, Newspaper Headlines We Can Answer: Machines may beat us in debate, but will they ever have the human touch? No. Next question? In...

The Guardian’s Absurd View Of NHS Funding

Even for The Guardian managing two logical fallacies in the one editorial is pretty good going. But that's what they achieve in this one...

BBC Tax Dodgers – If Only The Times Read Its Own...

It's amusing how slowly it is that public understanding of a matter moves along. Take this story about BBC presenters dodging taxes by using...

How Middle Class Is The Guardian – The Great Brexit Au...

Don't forget that newspapers reflect the interests of their readers. It is not true that editors force material down their throats, it is that...

This Will Be An Interesting Test – Geordie Greig To Daily...

It is a standard part of the mythology that newspapers tell their readers what to believe - and the readers believe them. This is...

Good Question In The Guardian – What About Those 100 Million...

An entirely reasonable and sensible question from Martin Kettle in The Guardian: A century on, why are we forgetting the deaths of 100 million? Martin Kettle Quite...

Canadian Meese Are Damn Good Swimmers

A report in from the colonial cousins in the Antipodes: Ten Canadian moose landed here more than 100 years ago. A few intrepid Kiwis have...

Well Done To Poppy Noor, A Masterly Dig At The Guardian...

I might just have to change my opinion of Poppy Noor here. Normally she trots out the usual regurgitation of currently fashionable points when...

Those Appalling Right Wingers, Attacking Progressives’ Union Money!

The Guardian has a quite breathless report - breathless with outrage - on how those appalling right wingers are going after the progressives' major...

Wringing Money Out Of The Newspaper Carcass

Jack Shafer writes in the center-left Politico about “vulture capitalist” Randall Smith of Digital First Media, the owner of the Denver Post and several...