Taking a cynical look at the Leveson inquiry and concluding that it is summoning all the wrong people and asking them all the wrong questions.
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More pearls of wisdom. From the boys at Stirring Trouble.
How spin in British politics has spun out of control.
Ben Delicious writes from London: I bet a lot of people in Britain are jealous of the Egyptians. Imagine, it took them less than three weeks to get rid of their nasty dictator, President Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to step down today in the face of people’s power. This would never work in Britain. It’s a democracy, you see, and unlike Egypt it has a democratically elected government that stays on and on, even if it proves to be [...]
Dan Majestic writes from London: I would like to ask all those people in Britain who write passionate letters to newspapers and send emails and texts to TV news channels, expressing shock and horror at the death of innocent children and civilians in conflicts or of cold and hunger around the world: how about victims of violence and neglect closer to home? How about four children a week dying of abuse and domestic violence in Britain? And how about around [...]
People often ask me: how come most political leaders avoid punishment for the mess they create? And the names of former U.S. President, George Bush, and former British Premier, Tony Brown, always seem to come up in these conversations as examples of politicians, who have caused a lot of grief, both at home and abroad, and yet have not been held accountable for anything. Blair has managed to make a fortune for himself on the lecture circuit and Bush is [...]
Thomas Mathew writes: Let me tell you something about this financial crisis and the recession it has ignited, both in the U.S. and Britain: I can already see the makings of the next economic upheaval. And you know why I see it? Because the money men, along with their supporters, have managed to sell the poisonous idea to the public that it supposedly makes sense to throw good money at the bad to get things sorted out. By ‘good’ I [...]
Today we present more breaking news items from our team that monitors the wires and all the TV news channels across the world. Breaking News: President Obama rejects any notion that he had given in to Putin’s pressure after he was served black caviar in Moscow during his recent visit. Breaking News: U.S. Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner, overheard saying: ‘The boss sure has no idea what the hell he’s doing.’ Breaking News: Joe Biden is voted the most handsome Vice [...]
There was a joke in Russia in Soviet times. It went like this: a meeting starts at a large enterprise, summoned by the chairman of the local Communist Party branch. The chairman announces: ‘We have decided, unanimously, at our last closed session of the local Party Committee to hang every third worker tomorrow, as we have to cut down our costs.’ A tense hush ensues. Then a hand goes up. A man asks: ‘Would we need to bring our own [...]
Alex Nekrassov writes: There was no doubting of Michael Jackson’s global appeal and unrivalled ability to entertain at the peak of his career. And yet ,even in his prime, he was no Mozart and even no Elvis. I for one found his music karaoke-esque and the man himself odd and even weird at most times.Jackson was clearly a deeply disturbed man, especially over the last decade. His rapidly deteriorating health, due, as we are told now, to his addiction to [...]