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.

george osbourne

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

The i, Tuesday

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.

The Sun, Weds

By By Bye!

eastleigh lib dems

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.

Source: The i, Saturday

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?

The Independent, Sat

Argie Bargie!

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez

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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Regulating the Internet

Regulating the Internet

You CANNOT regulate the internet.

Politicians calling for changes in the law or making exceptionary measures are being considered. Many wish to change the net outright.

Sure, parents will say yes, regulate it. Politicians, especially the Conservatives, like to claim they are on the ‘side’ of the people, especially those with children, as they believe we, as humans, are only on the Earth to procreate and have families.

Certain cases have sparked tipping the edge.

Last years Twitter mishap, where an unnamed footballer, who can now be named, took an injunction out from the courts to gag a female he had an affair with. One user exposed the affair over Twitter beforehand. Everyone knew, but the footballer sought the court order, and received it.

The reason, he did not want leaked was that it led to the revelation that his private life had been overstacked with far greater repercussions. He was having an affair with his brother’s sister for a number of years, even though both parties were married.

Only two days ago, a young female child was sexually abused by a boy of 14 years of age. The judge blamed pornography and society for manipulating the youngster into the atrocious act. If it had been an adult, they would have had the rule book thrown at them tenfold. The female’s mother, infuriated, wanted a young offender’s institution as the sentence for the abuser.

The fact he got off due to age and a technicality also undermines the justice system and the judge legitimacy to make decisions. The child, if manipulated, per se, should then have had a sentence in order to teach. Getting away with it, means he and others his age will understand it is highly acceptable to do this, break rules and cause crime to society.

Many may use this as yet another reason to regulate. Pornography does not cause this behaviour; it is parental lacking without role models or education. (Future post on Internet and sex shall be on in a few days.)

Parents believe internet porn corrupts our children, as do the government. Parents and the government do not live in the real world, which is why the internet creates a reality that is not in the real ‘public’ world, but hosts a world in which the reality of people and the proper issues discussed exist. Politicians and parents want to bury their heads in sand or say “I’m not listening to that” failing to take responsibility or understanding why things happen, because they take a prejudiced opinion that their way is correct, when completely out of touch as to why people do these things.

If they listen to the internet and its voices, you’ll learn a hell of a lot more, which is why freedom of expression is essential. We also live in a democracy that encourages that in Britain. Should that go, then Democracy in the UK is exposed and unveiled as a double standard that simply does not exist.

You can say online what you cannot in public, because you will either be stabbed, shot or someone who disagrees with your thoughts will claim racism. Or they simply just don’t like the look of you and feel they have power to control anything they want.

Parents, if believing the internet is the point of all evil, then need to understand that it is solely the parent to control what their child sees online. Too lazy to set parental controls and allow children to see porn is not the fault of the internet, nor its providers or advertisers. It is down to parental guidance. Would you let them watch such a film, for example, Saw or a horror film, knowing what it entails? No. So sticking them on a PC to do whatever they like is infeasible.

You moan too much is out there, but it is your sole responsibility to take action and shield your children from it. Porn, films and advertising are always going to be there in order to drive the economy and social need forward. So it is down to you to set your parameters in internet safety and parenting. It takes more than just a click of a button to set a level of blockage to a website.

Would you allow your child to play outside on their bike or scooter, near a busy road or motorway, without supervision?

Exceptions with trolling, racism and all else of abuse should be made, but in order to make exceptions, first and foremost, we need to understand what they mean, before prosecution and not just on a biased thought based whim. Again we shall have this in a forthcoming post.