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One in ten firms engage in Pridewash

July 1, 2019

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Over 10% of companies delivering a Pride-themed campaign scored less than 80% for their steps to improve LGBT+ rights.

Watchout for Pridewash season

June 24, 2019

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Like polluting brands that "greenwash" their reputation by embarking on meaningless environmental corporate social responsibility, so we are starting to see Pridewash. These brands have a dodgy track record on LGBT rights, but are now celebrating Pride.

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 […]

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.

Can you hold a judge to account?

December 18, 2013

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Can you hold a judge to account for their opposition to #equalmarriage?

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 […]

Daily Mail Demonstrates Its Ugly Side (Again)

October 16, 2009

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Two blogs in a week. The world is obviously taking a turn for the worse. Jan Moir and the Daily Mail are the focus of my indignation today. Most notably the article today suggesting how Stephen Gately died because he was gay. Horrid woman. Anyway, thanks to my pals on Twitter, it’s been pointed out […]