Media Week 3

Media Week 3: The Sun,

The Guardian

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Week 3 stems from the above two papers.

PAPPA THE RAPPER!

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This weeks story in the tabloids could not be avoided. The curious case of Justin Bieber. A sensitive issue with fans if ever there was one. On Monday the teen heartthrob failed to show up for a concert at the O2 Arena leaving paying fans in utter distress. Even young children were in tears as others were dumbstruck for two hours. Various radio and news reports claimed Biebs was having some friend chicken at a restaurant. One father expressed on BBC News “We were fans of Justin Bieber. We loved him, now we hate him!” While passing fickle fans another added elsewhere they were OK with waiting two hours for him and tolerated the delay in favour of their baby. Later on in the week, Bieber collapsed and was rushed to a London hospital, where he allegedly in The Sun, screamed at minders and his music team who got the wrong equipment with his grown up toys. On Friday, the Canadian megastar launched himself at a photographer who took a photo outside his car. Bieber jumped out of the car he just clambered into screaming “I’ll beat the f*** out of you!” One photographer told the pop star to “f*** off back to America” where Canadian Bieber flipped. Perhaps misunderstood or intentional, this sent Justin over the edge, restrained by security. Another pap reminded such action could be classed as assault. Justin apologised after on Twitter to his fans and even sent a racy snap from his hospital bed, smiling, glaring into the camera topless and showing off the hemline of his pants.

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Back in the day when a papparazzo is almost floored they used to understand it was a sign to back off and they did so. Nowadays pap’s need to “get that shot” which puts the money on the table and they have no reservations in how to ethically achieve it, instead being aggressive or invasive as a result. Pap’s need to learn to behave themselves instead of taunting others also. As for Bieber there is no excuse for the attack, possibly provoked. The 19 year old may have mis-understood the phrase and assumed his Canadian heritage was being mocked, however was being asked to go back to America of which he has cracked superstardom of. Never call American’s Canadians and vice versa, just like with Australian’s and New Zealand natives. They become extremely aggressive. One question is that of the music industry and suggest they should support the star. Some have argued that Bieber’s mini meltdown is the start of problems to continue. Others claim the “diva’s” partying caught up with him and took effect. Whatever the case, both sides have to learn to remove themselves from causing literal tension with provocation. Reporting on it is fine, but encouraging behaviour on both parts is extremely unprofessional and plain pathetic.

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CLEGG CLOWN

Thursday’s The Sun had a snippet where “One Justin who will not let kids down” in the form of Mr.Tumble. Don’t be confused as this was not Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg in disguise.

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HEALTH BOSS POCKETS BONUS DEFENCE FROM TORY LEADER

Cunning Conservative leader David Cameron has blamed opposition party Labour and Heath Secretary Andy Burnham for Sir David Nicholson, the man behind the NHS receiving tons of bonuses for the massive numbers of hospital deaths which occurred under Nicholson’s management. Labour stated Sir David should be “sacked immediately.” David Cameron once again senselessly attacked Labour for the blunder and again protected rich fat cat Nicholson, who claims to have done nothing wrong and takes no responsibility. Labour responded of Cameron trying to “politicise a huge tragedy” for personal gain. All David Cameron can ever do is blame Labour for every mistake the Conservatives are causing in their almost three of five year term in government of which they pledged to rectify problems, which has since seen Cameron obliterate the poor on benefits cutting their minimal money, threatening to remove them from welfare for up to three years and plan a tax decrease for the wealthy, including millionaires and bankers who gain ludicrous 100% bonuses for the coming budget statement due in a couple of weeks.

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LEADER OF UK BECOMES SPORADIC JOURNALIST

Dave also wrote an article in the Sunday Telegraph last week and has mentioned Prince William’s 21st birthday security failings. The man who had a background in media before being elected to lead the Conservatives, also agreed with William Hague, Foreign Secretary, that Britain will be deploying minimal levels of armour and vehicles to Syrian rebels after China and Russia deployed military defences to the President’s side. Hague, who didn’t think twice about sending support along with the already cut defence budget in Britain, and as Cameron announced over the Mali intervention in terror wars “for decades to come” of which Cameron sparked for Britain with idealistic, thoughtless deployment, as a moral obligation.

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ARMOR AID FOR SYRIA

While a moral obligation is there to help “more than 70,000 have been killed since the uprising of President Bashar al-Assad began in 2011” and as the only country that really supports almost every country in need of aid in some form in Europe, Great Britain cannot keep intervening into other people’s ‘wars’. If so, then the rest of Europe need to band together, but won’t because the world has become segregated into fear to ‘stick to their own’. Remember when the UN and all that war thing happened and nations would bail out one another if some country was under attack? Come on Dave, you remember your privileged Ox-bridge education on history lessons now, don’t you?

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF EU HEART

Bonnie Tyler has been announced as the entry for the 2013 Eurovision entry for the United Kingdom. With David Cameron’s personal idealisation on the EU, will we manage to beat nil points? Perhaps Europe will be gracious to give us enough points to make a point? Maybe we will get the number exact for how many European members Cameron got a no from? Now that, on Europe’s part, would be cleverer than nil points or near the bottom of leader boards. 61 year old Bonnie added “I’m very successful all over Europe. I think that will stand me in good stead.” The final of the contest takes place at Malmo, Sweden in May. Alternatively, you could start giving some points to make it seem less rigged.

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BENEFITS BLITZ FOR MIGRANTS OR BRITONS?

Back to benefits in more detail. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan-Smith claimed the handouts were facing a “crisis” as migrants are flocking to Britain to claim handouts specifically. Is this the excuse for cutting the benefits system from the poor or just an excuse to cut everything for everyone? Regardless of the answer, the poorest in Britain are suffering yet the rich are not paying or contributing anything to society. When the poorest who have no money cannot pay for anything how do you expect to keep things in the country moving? You have to take a sum from the rich, who it won’t affect fully and are contributing to the country to stabilise its future economy. David Cameron earns a whopping £142,500 a year, plus bonuses. (Source: Wikipedia)

Interestingly this information over the last week has miraculously been edited out from Wikipedia.

“The UK Prime Minister receives £142,500 per annum as salary for being Prime Minster. He is also a sitting MP and thus receives and additional salary of £65,737.” (Source:Answers.co.uk)

This is a man who is cutting Human Rights and seeking laws to legally track all your browsing history and details online to snoop your emails and information to collect from internet providers. Legal hacking, anyone?

Cameron also promised Indian’s on a tour of the country a fortnight ago they could come and live in the UK if they graduate and earn a job over £20,000. The UK has scores of unemployment increasing, including students now paying a hefty triple fees price tag set by David Cameron himself, with input from Business Secretary Vince Cable of the Liberal Democrats. Cam also went to poor nation Africa and pledged to send them aid rather than focus on his own struggling citizens he is supposed to be representing living in poor conditions for the UK even though not as poor as Africa, granted, the country at home is your main priority. No?

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Guardian shielding elitism?

I also bought Friday’s edition of The Guardian, in store, however, could not find one story of interest, nor one that wasn’t completely full of blocks of text that should be readable and has a high level of “broadsheet” expectancy. As mentioned last week I can handle a broadsheet in contrast to a tabloid, but these are just many problems papers are facing, the Berliner size format allowing for more text and a strongly higher than’high-brow’ editorial is becoming problematic and needs either modifying by editors or inclusion of ‘lower brow’ writers the paper would probably class me into.

Three months ago in a passing comment a journalist who works for the Daily Mail mentioned in a mocking manner “Another debate piece in The Guardian? “How to take these comments will be your choice as with mine above, however, its needs addressing and mine are clearly advice, should you wish to get a heads up. If you want a piece on something as well, I’m available. Thanks.

 

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Media Week 2: Newspapers

Media Week : Newspapers. The Sun, The i, The Independant

Papers 2

Austerity Amid Allocation

Britain has lost its AAA Credit rating at the hands of Chancellor George Osbourne. Mr. Osbourne who pledged in his election manifesto of 2010 that maintaining the AAA credit writing was practically ‘in black and white’ which now sees him labelled as “downgraded.”The i write Osbourne is “in complete denial” in regards to the economy in Britain. Osbourne’s defence was “This is a stark reminder of the debt problems built up in Britain over the last decade and a warning that we can’t run away from dealing with those problems.” At the end of the year for 2012, Britain’s estimated figures of lowering the deficit weren’t reached and increase by roughly £20 billion extra. Britain’s deficit, which has seen the rich unharmed, the poor penalised and losing benefits after Oxford/Cambridge privileged politician’s education yields them from reality, assuming all benefit claimants are “skivers” and borrowing more money, yet cutting army defence budgets as well and only focused with a personal battle over the EU in Europe, the Conservatives believe they have not harmed society nor the economy of Britain after a near three year stint claiming to remedy the mistakes Labour made they accuse them of. When George isn’t content with snorting lines of coke and ordering prostitutes from his 1980’s leisure lifestyle, today George has changed his story as The i end on quoting shadow chancellor Ed Balls stating “He used to say a downgrade would be a disaster, today he says this downgrade doesn’t matter but he is still warning a further downgrade really would be a disaster. Looks more like Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

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Photograph’s emerged of the identity of one of the two murderers of then child James Bulger. The tragic murder of Bulger was so extreme that both young offenders were placed into witness protection, which changes your complete identity, name and area code in society. While many are angered that this is in place for such evil people, and some in society wish to know whether the grown up murders are next door, down the road or even your boyfriend to avoid being conned into such relations, has seen pictures released online through social media outlet Twitter. While many wish to know, you cannot break the law and post photos from the Criminal Justice System as a bit of social Twit-ettiqutte. Those who revealed AND re-tweeted the pics all face legal charges and investigation. “The pictures were also circulated on Facebook. Any found guilty could faces fines or prison sentences.” The i adds

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To the Manor porn

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Comedian Jason Manford who first made headlines two years back with sex texts was revealed to have “paid £60 for web sex” according to The Sun. Containing the anonymity of the source of the kiss and tell, who was a 22 year old STRIPPER, whose job on a seedy website was to get naked for punters. “The Sun has withheld images she saved of the 40 minute romp.” Manford asked her “Are you gonna keep this a secret?”

Firstly this is not a super exclusive and just a storm in a teacup. Playing on the wife card, which is not right in any way to commit forms of adultery, the questions raised is not that of Manford, but indeed the “seedy” female young stripper attempting to cash in on someone’s misfortune based on the fact she took snaps, logged down info and planned the whole time to gather intelligence to expose Manford in one of the cheapest tabloids in Britain, which undermines its credibility to the profession, actually. This is a common practice today however, after it has been revealed that numerous student females, and some men, are forced into online ‘prostitution’ to work as cam girls on sites after David Cameron has turned them all into by increasing student fees as well as the evil cull of welfare benefits to the most needed.

Celeb spotting on cam sites is more common than you would think. I have seen numerous stars online, though they don’t know. There you go Britain. A man will keep a secret, a sleazy female, young and desperate for cash, will sell her soul and ruin someone’s life to advance her own. This is what is highly alarming for society overall. Also, it was not a “romp” as they had no actual intercourse. It is important for journalists to get their terminology correct instead of going for major headlines which expose your tawdry attempt at journalism. Stephen Moyes wrote the shabby article.

The sadness of David Cameron’s big society increased. After explaining that the strain of living in the UK would be severely catastrophic in our previous article – benefits…. We warned of impending, growing numbers of suicides. Numbers have risen including teens and a 14 year old boy previously, though one couple committed suicide from the same tree. At 24 and 31, a tragic waste of young life occurred. The female ended their seven year relationship, to which the man, 31, ended his life prompting his ex-girlfriend to use the same tree a fortnight later.

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By By Bye!

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Results of the Eastleigh by-election were an extremely useful gauging on politics for the future unbeknownst to the general public uninterested. You don’t need to be interested to understand, though that connotation is what drives people from the ‘politics private gentleman’s club’ vision. The Liberal Democrats held on to the region, with a close uprising from UKIP. They were separated by only 2,000 votes, roughly. Conservative MP and media shy candidate Maria Hutchings failed hammered into third place. Labour plodded along in fourth with a comedian as their candidate.

Lib Dems scrapped through, though maintained their dignity. Though UKIP’s increase was obvious to the general public but still a shock to Westminster who can’t fathom why they gained popularity. David Cameron labelled the UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) a “protest vote.” Firstly, suggesting it is a protest vote, then surely that demands you have failed you priorities at running the country to which you claim to serve the public and its society first and foremost instead of personal endeavours? Secondly, UKIP were not a protest vote. The fact that Westminster hasn’t and still ignores issues on immigration are proving deadly. Immigration is a massive issue for the country, it has been for year’s yet the country have felt they were unable to mention it in our mutli-cultural society in fear of being branded racist, abusive or indeed getting into trouble for slight mention of point due to highly politically correct mis-understanding which also highlights migrants unable to integrate into society. Feeling shut out as a minority, this is exactly why UKIP have and will again rise with the public. The UK is a democratic society which supports all faiths, gender, sexuality and religions and in hindsight, they themselves feel treated like dogs and abused by migrants who laugh in the face to sponge of the system and penalise everyone else in Britain for it. This is the feeling across Britain and is a troublesome view left un-dealt with. This is why UKIP will rise in the polls.

The UKIP candidate was a former conservative who defected. Many Conservative politicians have joined UKIP, while some UKIP’s have switched to Conservative.

Facebook of bother

A father tried to ban his thirteen year old daughter from Facebook. Facebook declined the request. “His legal bid came after she used Facebook to post sexually suggestive pictures and had sexualised contact with other men.” “Facebook said it was powerless to stop the girl using an account because she could simply create new ones under different pseudonyms and access the site from a multitude of different devices.”

Should Alarm bells not be ringing? One. Why is a 13 year old allowed to use Facebook on Facebook’s part? Two. Why is this child becoming highly sexually active online and engaged in conversations. Are we to now blame the men she chats to excuse her age?

Parenting is vital to this case. Only when it goes wrong do we intervene. You should be making sure it doesn’t get to that stage. As for Facebook, it understands its own flaws and still does nothing. The world is using Facebook in such ‘bad’ contexts that it needs to regulate but continues to fail to do so and lets everyone run riot on there posting abuse, pornographic content and cyber bullying and yet tracks your personal information to sell on to advertising companies to track you to sell you something instead. The US government need to intervene if Facebook, which it can’t, regulate its content. It has had numerous chances and founder/thief Mark Zuckerberg is only interested in abusing privacy to gain money and ruin people’s lives, yet maintains his own private details. Handy. The site is changing its strategy to a more business one instead of a social one it intended to be. Answer? Finish using it, it does nothing for you and keep minimal usage, but still talk to friends as a result only. Your best interests are not at heart.

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Frosty Knickers!

Saturday’s The Independent had virtually the same story from the same journalist, Nigel Morris, the deputy Political Editor, re-hash the same story across the i and the broadsheet, added with a bit more detail. Recycled news is always a joy. Though they give an affordable price for a brief read, but it is just something less of journalistic principals, overall. In saying this, as I browse through the Independent, which is a fair newspaper, it still suffers a problem. It is all text and way to blotchy for readers. I can handle a broadsheet, but all broadsheets lose out to tabloids because it is so jam packed and seemingly contrived and this is what suffers the industry.

The i is a good, short read to battle that problem for a soundbite, but it’s all a bit convoluted. Not enough of the info to back it up is presented. Yet it needs minimal text to remain a strong paper. Hire Me.

Though I did find one article by Philip Hensher. Iceland is banning porn. Should we follow?

“The world is out there and much of it thinks and lives pornographically, and is never far from a pornographic gaze. The ugly, demeaning of human beings came in through the enlightened conviction that it was no longer for politicians to control what people could say, write or depict.”

Answer? No. We should not follow this practice. One, we are independent. Two, we can handle issues credibly, with intent and necessity. It just happens to fall to the fact that politicians do not do their job, understand real people’s issues and the growing trend of porn. We’ll have more later on this, but porn is a form of release, can be healthy and encourage people to get on with their lives. Many pompous, obnoxious, stern faced politicians and people who follow a 1950’s approach to life and a “no sex please, were British” mentality don’t “live in the real world.”  By the way a year or so ago, Virgin Media and the government stuck a deal to ban certain websites from its users. Consumers pay for their internet connections, of which they are being ripped off on with pricing, and now, in a place where almost everyone has seen or is watching harmlessly for their own needs is being reprimanded for it. Does this not breach terms of service? Paying for a service and having parts instantly cut when politicians so chose it?

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Argie Bargie!

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Sunday’s story in The Sun on Argentina’s bitter battle of words for the Falklands Island to return to Argentinian territory. The Argentine”s were accused of “making stuff up” by Governour Nigel Haywood, “Argentina just makes stuff up like, “It’s a disputed territory and the UN has already said that the Islanders don’t have a right to decide.” Previously reported before, residents of the Falklands have been reported, and if true, to be happy with British law governing the Isle. Argentine president, Cristina Kirchner has been aggressively fighting for the islands to return as “Britain should hand them back.”

The answer is clear. When war occurs and territories are taken, it is then government by those country bodies, akin to colonisation. Under UK governance, the islands are not in any danger or threat and the nationalistic ideals of the president who is constantly being seen as some ranter who wants and ideal Argentina, is putting her country at risk once again with separating their society. If the Argies ever attempt to re-capture by military force, they would be highly absent minded and need to find a diplomatic approach as well as understand that the country is not under any threat and spreading propagandist theories around is a toxic charge that loses all credibility. Leave them as they are and get on with supporting the country and its residents.

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The Week in Media, The Sun, Camden Journal and Evening Standard

Every week we plan to have a brief perusal of the media, mostly newspapers, that have been making the stories, and actually asking if this is really journalism at its finest, for you, the very public it intends to serve. Going through with a fine toothcomb to what consists of reality and whether newspaper hacks are inadequate in gauging public opinion and newsworthy topics, or whether it’s just utter tosh to help politicians in their idealistic and segregated view of what the real world is, to which the people they claim to serve consist. This week’s offerings mostly come from the glorious ball in the sky as our shining beacon of light, The Sun. However this week, we’ve spoiled you with more than one day!

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Peel back the skins

In the Wednesday Feb 20th edition a new healthy scare was unveiled.

Eating Chips once a week increases cancer by a third for men, “scientists say.” In an excerpt from the article – “A single portion every seven days may heighten the danger of prostate cancer by 30 to 37 per cent, according to a new study.”

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Did you know?, in Great Britain, it can cost up to 69 to 70 pence to import an apple. To secure a chip into our society it can cost as little as SEVEN (7p) pence. With the rise of cancer and the cheapness of imported food, and the myth of five fruits and vegetables a day is a healthier option, as those are costly to bring into the country than the ‘bad’ foods, surely this is a question for the government and its failings to support healthy living and then ‘blame it on the fatties’ later after plumping us up to drive economy for supermarkets forward on cheap produce?

What people will instantly say is “don’t eat them.” Is it really that simple? With budgeting and costly supermarkets alongside welfare cuts and timing for families unable to cook properly due to working all hours for a minor wage or on benefits to scrap the barrels feeling this is the only option as you can buy chips in bulk?

Contostavlos Canned by Cowell!

From Friday’s juicy offering Tulisa Contostavlos has finally been fired from the UK X Factor. Her time on the show was clearly over, but show executive Simon Cowell decided to remove the twenty-four year old from the judging panel. With a place open, and rumours rife, below is the list of X-ies possibly waiting in the wings.

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Mel B was intended to join the panel, though has signed to Australian X Factor and also takes the place of the former female judge on America’s Got Talent, joining Howie Mandel and Howard Stern.

This has left Sharon Osbourne, a former original on X Factor, at a loose end. Many fans feel Cowell is lining Mrs.O up for the job. We shall have more on this in a coming X Factor stratagem soon, though Sharon Osbourne’s time has passed on this show and would be extremely catastrophic to return.

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Rita Ora took a guest spot on the show last year after having one single. She has gone on to have a few more number one singles, of which the show loves to grab as an in-house uplifting of the show’s credentials for headline status which is redundant. It does not heighten the show. As for Ora, dubbed “Rita Whora” last year for allegedly cheating on Robert Kardashian did not gather favour as X Factor assumes. She would not be a good fit, but Cowell is desperate for a female, young and vibrant. Ora is 22.

Cowell has also said to “fight tooth and nail” to allow long-time pal Louis Walsh to remain on the show despite show producers eager to let Louis leave to reform the flagging TV series. Walsh has remained on the panel since its birth in 2003 as this year will be the tenth anniversary. Louis has previously been given the worst categories every year and usually crashes out of the completion first with no acts for weeks continuing into the live shows. It is clearly time for Walsh to go, however Simon Cowell has an unknown favour for his friend who has been carried every year, allowed to make nasty, “bitchy” and aggressive snipes at contestants and votes politically to maintain his acts for his own ego.

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ITV exec’s wish for Gary Barlow to remain. Barlow is seen as the noble, honest deliverance on screen. He gets some lines from FalseFabs too. 😀

There is one sadness in Tulisa’s demise. While her fag end has been stubbed out, we won’t have anymore “fag ash breath” to muse over!

Liberal Good-bye?

Browsing through The Camden Journal, (Feb 21st) on interesting story was the Liberal Democrat MP Emily Frith who has lost her seat for Hampstead and Kilburn “weeks after she was selected for the seat.”

She opted to take a new position in government civil service with the pre-requisite barring her from running for political office.

It comes amid a murky week of Lib Dems, with the fewest MPs falling in record numbers since the coalition in 2010 down to 57. Chris Huhne’s abdication recently and Nick Clegg suffering with party member Lord Rennard’s sexual allegations from inside the party from females has severely fractured the Lib Dem’s who lost immense support by dismissing their manifesto when going to former a coalition government with the Conservative Party.

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Dave disses BBC over candidate absence

Following this in Thursday’s Evening Standard, is Conservative Party henchman David Cameron claiming the BBC “behaved badly” after the Eastleigh by-election candidate missed the debate. Stating the BBC was “stupid” the Prime Minister, who has appeared on the BBC platform numerous times through his candidacy and elected role, and as his primary focus for news over other media outlets said of the missing candidate “Maria Hutchings will be an absolutely first class MP for Eastleigh. She is a local mother of four.” In an except from the paper “Mrs Hutchings is an outspoken figure whose views are at odds with those of Mr Cameron on Europe, abortion and gay marriage.” After a worker asked a question Cameron joked on an issue of money given to alcoholics. Cam said “I think I have found my new welfare minister here.”

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To finally end the lunacy of the week’s media was an exclusive! Read all about it, read all about it! Major Headline news! The Sun on Sunday delivered a sterling front page. Cheryl Cole’s ARSE! Wow. Fascinating. Cheryl’s derriere made mainstream news. Charming. Certainly a way to end on a, ahem, bum note.