Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Nothing suspicious there

According to the Times,
The parents of Madeleine McCann have denied that they held a secret meeting with the seven friends who dined with them on the night of their daughter’s disappearance to “get their stories straight”.

Egypt "fabricated terror group"

According to the BBC, the Egyptian government has been accused of inventing a terror group to justify its renewal of emergency terror laws.

Monday, 10 December 2007

Winning the (propaganda) war on terror

The BBC reports that 62% of people believe that Britain is under greater threat of violent attack thatn at any time since the second world war. So someone must be doing something right.

But you can't find this story from the Independent on the Beeb. It's about a former British resident being tortured at Guantanamo Bay.

Davies on flat earth journalism

Media Workers against the War have also now posted Nick Davies' excellent talk at their conference, where he identified the descent into "churnalism".

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Wilby and the war

Media Workers Against the War have posted Peter Wilby's plenary speech from their conference last month. It's worth a read.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Blair's schadenfreude

Blairite without a cause Andrew Rawnsley says that Blair and friends are enjoying seeing Brown in the mire over secret donations, especially after Brown allegedly threatened Blair over cash for honours.

Of course none of this - dating back 4 years - has anything to do with Blair.