Posts Tagged ‘The Sun’

Who are you calling a braindead Trot?

by David Osland.

Recent weeks have seen Jeremy Corbyn ridiculed as ‘the political equivalent of a child’s invisible friend’, ‘ugly, dispiriting, and out of touch’, ‘the bearded Messiah’, ‘dangerous’, ‘puerile’, ‘completely unfit for any kind of senior political office’, ‘a malevolent clown’, ‘an extremist who has spent a political career embracing nasty causes’, ‘a gormless Marxist’, and ‘a […]

The Royals and the Nazis

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Who wasn’t tickled by this front page? Well, The Palace, obviously. They said it’s “disappointing that film, shot eight decades ago… has been obtained and exploited“. Disappointing? How so? It’s not like anyone seriously believes the Queen has an attic full of Nazi regalia and goes to bed with a signed copy of Mein Kampf. […]

The moral vacuity of Katie Hopkins

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Four years ago, I wrote about the functions of bigotry in the mass media, and the ever charming Melanie Phillips was my case study. Then, somewhat counter-intuitively, The Daily Mail made use of Mel to get the lefties in and boost their clicks per second average. Every idiocy that tripped off her keyboard was then, in […]

No more Page 3… but don’t be fooled

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

At long last Page 3, The Sun’s long-running big-breasted totem is to be shelved … and replaced with scantily clad young women covering up that little bit more. A victory? I suppose it is one, of sorts. It’s clearly a pay off for the No More Page 3 campaign. I wonder if the rest of […]

Russell Brand v the Sun: long may the war continue

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

When I was poor and I complained about inequality, people said I was bitter. Now I’m rich and I complain about inequality, they say I’m a hypocrite. I’m beginning to think they just don’t want inequality on the agenda because it is a real problem that needs to be addressed.” Normally something to pin on […]

Blinded by The Sun: an open letter to Ed Miliband

by Ben Sellers.

Dear Ed, Yesterday you did something really dreadful, although I doubt you realise the full significance. In the same week that members of your party, the postal workers union, senior Labour MPs and thousands of voters on Merseyside were organising a campaign to reject The Sun newspaper being delivered unsolicited through their letter boxes, you […]

Never buy the Sun

by Jon Lansman.

Billy Bragg’s message is simple but seems to have stood the test of recent times pretty well.

Miliband Funding: Rich donors and Sun slurs

by Jon Lansman.

David Miliband is still way ahead in campaign funding, almost all of it coming from rich Blairites, according to the latest information published yesterday by the Electoral Commission . In line with its history of support for things Blairite,  The Sun chose yesterday to present the “facts” rather differently. It falsely alleged that trade unions have […]

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