Articles tagged Media:

Is This The Day Oliver Letwin Effectively Shut Down This Blog?

  • 18 Mar 2013

As Catherine Tate’s ‘Nan’ might say: “What a fucking liberty”. David Cameron was once a daily reader of my blog. Whether he reads it now, I have no idea. If he does, it might not be for much longer. Why? Because if what I read is even 50% correct, I may well be forced to clos...

Confused of Tunbridge Wells

  • 18 Mar 2013

Sophy Ridge reports that a deal on press regulation was struck in the early hours of the morning. Present, she says, were Ed Miliband. Oliver Letwin, and four members of Hack Off. If that is true, just watch it unravel this afternoon. Tory MPs don’t trust Oliver Letwin’s backb...

How Eric Pickles Forces Councils to Subsidise Local Newspapers

  • 9 Feb 2013

You know those rather boring adverts at the back of local newspapers? Pages upon pages of public notices and planning applications, all put there courtesy of your local authority. Many people wonder why on earth in the days of websites all these adverts appear, week after wee...

The Sun Replaces Archbishop With Bishop Basher Guido Fawkes

  • 2 Feb 2013

It’s not often I burst out laughing when I read a tweet, but I did just now. The Sun has announced that Guido Fawkes will be writing a column for them each Sunday. What they haven’t announced is that Guido will be replacing the Archbishop of York’s column on the Op Ed page. I...

Why Are We So Obsessed By Non-News From America? What About the Rest of the World?

  • 23 Jan 2013

Last night, while I was broadcasting my LBC show, I noticed a Sky News flash come up on Twitter. The thought occurred to me that it is doubtful whether any news organisation woud even cover it if it had happened in a country other than the US? Shooting in school. No one dead...

Suzanne Moore, Julie Burchill, Lynne Featherstone & Transsexuals - Time For Some Perspective

  • 13 Jan 2013

Let me say from the start, that I have never been a fan of Julie Burchill. I started one of her books once but didn’t last long. Puerile rubbish. I’ve always thought her writing to be ordinary in the extreme, and have struggled to understand why she appears to be so popular. T...

No More Sky News Paper Reviews

  • 21 Dec 2012

Well that’s a bit of a bugger. For at least 13 years now, I have been doing newspaper reviews on Sky News, but that is about to come to an end. In January they are changing the way they do it and I would have to commit to doing both the 10.30pm and 11.30pm slots. Trouble is, ...

TV Review: The Sunday Politics

  • 15 Jan 2012

The main question from a viewer’s perspective on any new TV show is this: Is it better than what went before? On the basis of the first ever Sunday Politics I would say the answer is a cautious yes. Andrew Neil is now without a doubt the best political interviewer on British T...

Why Does the BBC Need Two Commentary Teams At The Same Match?

  • 10 Nov 2011

Whenever I deign to say anything remotely critical about the BBC I am accused of all sorts of things. People say, ah, well if you hate it so much, why do you appear so much on it? As if there was some unspoken compact that in order to be invited onto a BBC show you have to be ...

Rebekah Brooks' Resignation Is a Week Too Late

  • 15 Jul 2011

Strange timing, but Rebekah Brooks has finally bowed to the inevitable and fallen on her sword. Her position had been untenable since the decision to close News of the World and I was astonished she and the Murdochs couldn’t see that. Even now, judging by the tone of her resig...