Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Andrew Marr and Helen Mirren – the affair that never was…

Discovered while idly Googling the latest tabloid media exposé – a Daily Mail profile of Dame Helen Mirren from a couple of years ago. Not only does it feature the Mail’s trademark obsession with mature female celebrities in swimsuits, it also has an ironic Andrew Marr  super-injunction connection: Despite being happily married, the veteran of […]

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Modern media is rubbish #6: that funny Harvey TV ad is not actually news

Here’s more evidence, if any were needed, that newspapers are filled with vacuous, self-referential nonsense. From Saturday’s Daily Mail comes this double-page spread about a Christmas TV advertisement featuring a dog. That would probably be bad enough, but the ad in question was advertising – yes – the power of TV advertising itself. So – […]

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Will the Daily Mail cheat your gypsy immigrants?

Do you want to make the Daily Mail more Daily Mail than it already is? This fantastic tool from the absurdly named site (motto: “Because all the other domain names were taken”) will answer all your needs. Assuming you have Firefox on your system (and you really should), just install the Greasemonkey browser add-on […]