Category Archives: Media

Some thoughts on the bourach at the BBC

For the uninitiated, bourach is a Scots word which means a right old mess, which I think is a fair term to describe what’s been going on at the BBC. However, I’m not so sure it deserves quite as much … Continue reading

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"Showing off her bump" – the vanishing identity of a pregnant woman

It’s a painful experience, but I do read the Daily Fail every day. I always feel that it’s important to be aware of the misinformed bile it’s giving out to people. On right hand side of their web page there’s … Continue reading

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>In which I get to write for a proper paper #sp11

> If you’re my friend on Facebook, you will probably be sick to death of seeing this, so apologies. I am a bit like a child. I should probably be more cool, but I’m quite excited that I was asked … Continue reading

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>Does anyone think about the kids when tabloids print intrusive stories?

>In the last three days, we’ve had two tabloid newspaper “exposes” of extra marital affairs – today it’s Tom Strathclyde, leader of the Tories in the House of Lords, the other day it was Laura Johnson, wife of former Shadow … Continue reading

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>Raoul Moat: When rolling news coverage goes too far

>I checked Twitter just before 10 last night and found that my timeline was full of news that something big was going on in Rothbury where Police had been looking for Raoul Moat, the man wanted for the murder of … Continue reading

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>Psychiatric tests for man who threatened to blow up Mosque and kill a muslim a day

>If it hadn’t been for Yousuf, I would most likely never have known about the case of Neil MacGregor, who has today been referred for psychiatric assessment after admitting threatening to blow up Glasgow Central Mosque and kill a Muslim … Continue reading

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