From The Observer – Obeying The Law Is Theft Now Apparently

A seriously startling assertion in the economics leader in The Observer today: It seems it is still seen as radical to analyse the flows of...

NY Times To Facebook – Judge Our News By Reputation, Not Content

This is, of course, an unkind interpretation of what Mark Thompson, CEO of the New York Times, is saying here. But while unkind there's...

The Guardian’s Excess Heat Deaths Numbers – The Population Has Expanded

The Guardian wants to tell us all that it's appalling - more people have been dying in this recent hot weather. Something which has...

We’ll Offer A Prize For The First To Spot This Statistical Manipulation

Most people on't read very much of anything. Thus it's the first eyepopping claim that matters, not the qualifications which follow it. So it...

Felix Salmon Discovers The Contestable Monopoly

Felix Salmon has managed - if he realises it - to discover the concept of the contestable monopoly. He's thinking about the newspapers of...

Britain Doesn’t Have Tens Of Thousands Of Rough Sleepers, That’s A Lie

There are indeed people in Britain who are homeless. There are people who sleep rough. There are those in shelters, in bed and breakfast...

“Oops, We Got It Wrong”- Excellent

Note: some artistic licence may have been used here (credit Guido). The reputation of most journalists doesn't survive contact with subject matter they don't know...

If Only The Guardian Knew Who The 1% Are

The Guardian treats us to a long read on how appalling - vulgar even - is the How To Spend It supplement to the...

Never, Ever, Believe Numbers You See In The Newspaper, No Not Even In The...

That we should in general be suspicious of things we see in the news, online or printed, is true. We do, after all, have...

Lord Preserve Us From Idiot Journalists – There Is No National Copper Shortage For...

It's one of those cynical - some of us prefer to say realist - rules that one should never believe what is said in...