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The unwelcome political return of Mr Megabus

September 4, 2014

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The No campaign in the Scottish Referendum may have issues with its sexist and patronising adverts, but Sir Brian Souter’s appearance on the BBC last night serves as a reminder that the Yes campaign has its fair share of undesirable views. Let’s go back to 1999/2000 and what the Scottish Daily Mail editorial called: Labour’s […]

An Olympic PR stunt-fest?

August 8, 2012

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Into the closing stages now, but the Olympics PR gems keep coming… Subs Sack Race: Sub Editors at the Express and the Mirror will be watching over their shoulders as they failed to spot that their Olympics coverage confused the Dutch and British equestrian teams. Given the Express’ error was a front page one; they […]

1.5 journalists for every PR in the UK

May 4, 2012

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New data shows there are 62,000 journalists and 42,500 PRs in the UK, or 1.53 journalists for every PR.

Don’t feel too sorry for the Daily Record

June 14, 2011

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As job losses were announced, The Herald posed the question, does Scotland need the Daily Record? This was the newspaper which in 2000 leapt on Stagecoach boss, Brian Souter‘s, bigoted bandwagon to campaign in favour of Section 28 (or 2A as it was known in Scotland). That’s the clause that banned the ‘promotion of homosexuality […]

Blacks and homosexuals. All the same to Melanie Phillips?

January 24, 2011

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Using a quick find and replace on Word, you can establish just how bigoted Melanie Phillips’ most recent diatribe against gay rights really is. Had her article read as the doctored version does below – replacing gay and homosexual for a ‘black’ equivalent – would the Daily Mail sack her? Probably not. Yes, blacks have […]

The i-deal

October 26, 2010

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From the paper which was the first to steer away from political ties and which ended the era of the broadsheet only ‘quality’, comes the first new UK-wide national newspaper in decades. i from the Independent is a brave attempt from a loss making newspaper to try and attract a new readership. So I rushed […]

Twanscript: Royals and the media

March 8, 2010

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Twanscript (is that a permissible Twitter-word?) from the Republic debate The Royal PR Machine with Richard Palmer, royal correspondent of the Daily Express and Emily Hill, Evening Standard journalist and Guardian commentator. Here are the pick of the comments from the debate (all have been shortened due to Twitter use and are comments made at […]