Celebrity nonsense

Cause and effect

From the Femail Today sidebar on Mail Online: According to the second article: A study of 2,257 people, of which 1,467 were deemed to be overweight, found that fat people experience a crisis of confidence when looking in the mirror and at… Read more

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Daily Star finds a new kind of pregnancy test

If I edited a newspaper, I’d make it a matter of course to ensure that whatever story was put on the front page was as iron-clad and as close to the truth as possible. Dawn Neesom, editor of Richard Desmond’s rogue newspaper, the Daily Star, has… Read more

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Mail Online – searching for an excuse for shameless self-promotion

As the excellent Angry Mob has already pointed out, the Mail Online is using the release of the Google Zeitgeist 2010 as a shameless attempt at self-promotion: According to the anonymous Daily Mail Reporter: Take That ticket sales, the… Read more

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Less ‘exclusive’ and more ‘excrement’

An “exclusive” from today’s Daily Star: The online article says: KATIE WAISSEL sensationally quit the X Factor house after another week of torment and panic attacks behind the scenes. Sounds almost as dramatic as that time the Star said… Read more

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‘News is far more important to us than showbiz’

With the news of Prince William’s engagement to Kate Middleton, let us reflect on the words of Martin Clarke, the Mail Online’s publisher: News is far more important to us than showbiz. News is what drives our site. Got that? Now, here’s a… Read more

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Much ado about X Factor

While most of the somewhat more serious newspapers are leading with news about the spending cuts, the Daily Star is running with a bit of X Factor-related news: Mind you, it sounds pretty shocking so perhaps there is a justification for… Read more

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What’s in a headline?

Headlines are arguably the most memorable and the most noticeable part of a story. They’re the first thing you see before you read a story and they’re usually written to be as attention-grabbing as possible. Even if you don’t read the related… Read more

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Picking names out of a hat

Apart from being almost entirely based on a celebrity wearing expensive boots to a festival, the Mail’s article, Coleen the croc chick, in her £250 Jimmy Choo boots, also includes the following sentence: Other celebrities sipping cocktails… Read more

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