Tag: “Paul Dacre

Media’s lack of focus on phone-hacking exposes their real agenda – sex and celebs

Posted on 24 May 2011 | 10:05am

Apart from the occasional passing reference, there was next to no mention yesterday of the issue of illegal phone-hacking by newspapers. This should not surprise anyone. With the exception of The Guardian, newspapers have tended to leave the story of systematic illegal activity by The News of the World well alone, for reasons likely to […]

Fascinating to see some of the papers willing the phone-hack scandal away

Posted on 23 January 2011 | 2:01pm

As regular readers will know by now, I don’t read any of the Mail papers, or allow them in the house, but the online revolution being what it is, every now and then some of its bile slips through the net as people send me links and say ‘hey, you ought to see this.’ One […]

Piers’ and Cameron’s potshots at TB beneath two such ‘giants’

Posted on 12 September 2010 | 12:09pm

You’ve really got to love Piers Morgan … Oh ok, you don’t, and I realised even as I was typing the words that ‘you’ve really got to love Piers Morgan’ can take its place among the more idiotic orders that have appeared here. But back when I was training on the Mirror we were taught […]

State schools improving as private schools fall shock horror

Posted on 27 August 2010 | 12:08pm

When it comes to reporting exam results, editors do not let the facts get in the way of stories to justify their own (private) choices. But the truth is State schools are improving and private schools, despite the massive advantages, are not.

On Piers Morgan’s wedding, education, Moat, Iraq, celebocracy and Dacre being a wimp

Posted on 11 July 2010 | 3:07am

Apart from lots of journos who send their kids to private schools doing their best to suggest Michael Gove’s cocks-up are not too serious, and David Cameron being ‘terrified’ of London state comprehensives (all part of paving the way for his ‘free schools’ nonsense),the continuing wall-to-wall coverage of Moat-hunt, and the odd (I mean odd) […]

Dacre’s Downfall

Posted on 18 January 2010 | 3:01am

Now come on folks, let’s calm down a bit before this gay Paul Dacre thing gets out of hand. I mean the guy’s got family, and even though the boys went to Eton, where they’re taught to be tough out there on the playing fields, we don’t know for sure how they will cope with […]

More on Obergruppenfuhrer Dacre, Biscuitgate and Bullingdon Conservatism

Posted on 20 October 2009 | 12:10pm

A return to three recent blog stamping grounds if I may, namely Jan Moir, Biscuitgate and Oxford student politics. First, Jan Moir. And a question – where has Mail Obergruppenfuhrer Paul Dacre been as this storm has engulfed his paper? He is always front of queue when it comes to lecturing others on leadership, and yet […]

Hit the Mail where it hurts

Posted on 16 October 2009 | 4:10pm

According to a Facebook friend, the Daily Mail has rewritten the article about Stephen Gately that has caused an outpouring of offence across social networking sites. This will have been a direct response to the fact that the Mail, and the journalist Jan Moir, were suddenly trending on Twitter, with the vast bulk of comments […]

Boris Johnson: F is for …

Posted on 13 February 2009 | 7:02am

I never read any of the freesheets handed out in London on the grounds that I am unsure which are pouring more money into the evil that is Paul Dacre and his Mail newspapers. But as I travelled on the tube last night it was impossible to escape front pages about Boris Johnson and the […]