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Jeremy Clarkson’s a buffoon who thinks he’s funny. Get over it

December 2, 2011

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The title of this blog says it all really. Yes, Jeremy Clarkson is an overpaid fool who thinks he is much more amusing than he actually is. Unfortunately, the BBC and millions of Top Gear viewers agree, and thus he is incessantly wheeled out in order to make some kind of outrageous remark that will […]

‘Twitter storms’

December 22, 2009

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I note with amusement the thoughts of Roy Greenslade on ‘twitter storms‘, in which he appears to be, unusually for him, unsure about the impact of something on the world of media. Greenslade hits the nail on the head with one comment, but then appears to contradict himself in the rest of the piece. “If […]

Trial by Fury?

November 15, 2009

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Yet another esteemed commentator has jumped on the bandwagon of condemning the ability of the internet to whip up feelings amongst the general public about one topic or another. Dominic Sandbrook, an historian who I greatly admire, has used his column in the New Statesman to speak out against the opportunities offered by the internet […]

I Don’t Like Nick Cohen

November 10, 2009

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I stumbled across Nick Cohen well before I even started to pretend being interested in columnists and the like, after I reading his cynical and miserable view of the state of left-wing politics. I thoroughly recommend for you not to buy it here, though I note that it is available at the slightly more realistic price […]

Jan Moir and the wonders of the internet

October 19, 2009

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The ‘Jan Moir’ incident of last week was a perfect example of everything that is wrong and right about the importance of the internet in modern journalism. Her article appeared in Friday’s Daily Mail, but it was the internet and the reaction of people using the internet that gave it a substantially greater audience than […]