ABC – Still Vigilant at the Tomb of the Unknowns Despite Irene Or there would’ve been tears if I hadn’t been stupid enough to click on the video. I figured, “hell, maybe I’ll get something meaningful about the sense of duty to history’s fallen” but no. This video is the first bit of news coverage […]

Categories: Science and Nature

It’s a Good Thing Brokers Don’t Wear Tank Tops and Shorts to Work

The Brokers With Hands On Their Faces Blog

Categories: People and Current Events

Tiger Wives!

I love this: Vanity Fair – This Year’s Model: The Trophy Wife vs. the Tiger Wife Especially the “Envious of:” column, which really made me laugh.

Categories: People and Current Events

Rebekah… Coming Soon in a Reasonably Priced Car?

Jeremy Clarkson’s on rather fine form tomorrow: The Sunday Times – Okay, I’ll come clean on Rebekah and the Chipping Norton plot I’ve kept quiet for six months but now I feel the time is right to tell all. What Rebekah and Cameron talked about most of all is sausage rolls I love the bit […]

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The Murdoch Apologia

In the Spectator: ‘Simon Jenkins, now a Guardian columnist, wrote before the current horrors that Murdoch ‘is the best thing that ever happened to the British media and they hate it.’ He was right. There are obviously many things wrong with Murdoch’s group, but without his epic victory over the print unions in the 1980s, […]

Categories: Business & Media

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXVIII

At first I was all, “Oh lawd,” but then I realized I was laughing. Really laughing*: In truth, a kind of British Spring is under way, now that the News Corporation’s tidy system of punishment and reward has crumbled. Members of Parliament, no longer fearful of retribution in Mr. Murdoch’s tabloids, are speaking their minds […]

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Another One (With a Million More Readers Than the NYT) Bites the Dust

The first ever News of the World: The last: More: The Economist – Back to the coffee house The internet is taking the news industry back to the conversational culture of the era before mass media

Categories: Business & Media


Well, it’s been quite a day for journalism. Specifically, 200 or so journalists in Wapping who once had a job working for the world’s most-read English language newspaper which has been published since 1843. And for Ryan Giggs’ (et al) social calendar, as it were. A good roundup (but by all means see my retweets […]

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A Punchline For the Internet Age

As someone who thinks “That’s racist” is about the funniest thing ever (that and anything-comma-son, as in “I find this funny, son” which always makes me laugh, no matter the context), I thought this was hilarious, as well as very /facepalm-inducing: The Corner – Jonah Goldberg: ‘That’s Racist’ The accusation becomes a punch line. I […]

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The Dalai Lama Walks Into a Pizza Shop

Oh man.

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Moo Swings

When tabloids go wrong: Currently on display at The Daily Mail‘s side nav.

Categories: Entertainment

A Tale of Two Philanderers (or Three)

So, we Americans are being told that it’s perfectly awful for Ryan Giggs’ affair to be made public because he has children. Why won’t somebody think of his children. Never mind that he’s famous and with fame comes the ability to send his children to school on private jets, and maybe he ought to have […]

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How Not To Optimize For RSS


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I Haven’t Looked At Drudge in 3 Years

And it’s been blissful. But this doesn’t surprise me: By far, most of the traffic from links comes from the sprawling hybrid of Google search and news, which provides about 30 percent of the visits to news sites, according to a report released last week by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, part of the […]

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Royal Wedding: Major Crisis

After basically ignoring all the non-news writing up till now (except perhaps the profiles of those involved) I’m letting myself get TOTALLY PSYCHED for the wedding tomorrow. However! I have a serious problem. The BBC’s coverage is being led by Fearne bloody Cotton. The Americans apparently have sent the ladies from Entertainment “This Is What […]

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