Category Archives: Media

What £3.7bn per year gets you

In a rather confused article entitled The Arrogance of Power, the BBC gives us this gem: Some European countries have no [Presidential] term limits, including Italy, Switzerland and Russia. According to the Russian constitution, Article 81 Clause 3: One and the … Continue reading

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The Bali Nine Seven

This post is an expansion of a comment I left over at TNA’s gaff, and is on the subject of the recent execution of Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the Bali Nine group who were arrested … Continue reading

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

I’d be lying if I said I was shocked or shaken by the attacks on Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris last week.  It may be different for the French, but I’ve gotten strangely used to this.  Indeed, the only thing … Continue reading

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The BBC: Inventing new oil companies since 2014.

I knew that this BBC article would be bollocks as soon as I saw the headline: Halliburton reports $622m profits. The first thing you see is this picture: With the caption: “Halliburton was one of the contractors involved in the BP Gulf … Continue reading

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Latvia moved, climate improved, tribal feuds on the rise.

At the bottom of this story of a supermarket roof collapsing in Riga, Latvia was this nugget: The reason for the collapse is not known. However, the BBC’s Caucasus correspondent Damien McGuinness says a possible explanation is the weight of … Continue reading

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The BBC: 15 years behind

From the BBC, ten days ago: Former dual-code England rugby international Jason Robinson has revealed his battle with depression that saw him turn to Christianity. The 37-year-old said his lowest point was while he was at league side Wigan. “I … Continue reading

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Dear BBC

If you’re going to use a picture of the Union Flag, could you at least use one in which it is being flown the right way up?

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The MTV African Music Awards

Last night the MTV African Music Awards were held in the enormous function hall which forms part of our hotel, allegedly the largest such venue in the whole of west Africa.  Which admittedly is a bit like being the best … Continue reading

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The BBC: Worth Every Penny

Never let it be said that the BBC does not deserve its monopoly on being allowed to demand £3.5bn from TV owners on threat of imprisonment: As airports begin to get back to normal after the volcano ash chaos, many … Continue reading

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