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!
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
Image Credit: BBC
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.