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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 […]

The media are still committing (sexy) A-Levels crimes

August 15, 2014

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Political Scrapbook’s round up of A-Level results coverage highlights how news editors believe that results day means they have a free-pass in rampant sexism and sexualisation of teenagers. And just as the “sexy A-Levels” phenomenon is still going strong, it is still not the only results day crime committed by the media. The Telegraph report that “more than […]

#MH17 shows the good and bad sides of journalism

July 22, 2014

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The #MH17 tragedy shows the good and bad sides of journalism.

MPs paid £350k for media appearances

June 26, 2014

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Hidden among the latest MP's Register of Members' Interests are declarations of earnings from politicians' media appearances. When combined these add up to more than £350k.

Farage’s UKIP ‘victory’ is a mirage

May 26, 2014

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The UKIP 'victory' in the UK European Elections is not all that it seems.

When does an advert become editorial?

May 16, 2014

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A newspaper's support for UKIP on its front page shows what happens when an advert becomes editorial.

Is this the worst radio interview ever?

April 3, 2014

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The BBC’s “flagship” Radio 4 Today programme is normally the bastion of intelligent discussion and debate (and racing tips). But this morning at 6.25am, there was possibly the softest radio interview ever with a representative of the asphalt industry alliance on the need for more money to re-surface the nation’s roads following the recent wet […]