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Auntie Beeb and Uncle Jimmy

This bastion of truth, this empire of excellence, this disseminator of veracity, this moral Matriarch …

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/08/bbc-whistleblowers-jimmy-savile

“There is a small group of powerful people at the BBC who think it would have been better if the truth about Savile had never come out. 162 more words

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Bain's Law

There’s a law for everything. Today I came across Betteridge’s Law which dictates that a “Any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no… 206 more words

What's Left? - Review

Nick Cohen

Fourth Estate (400 pages), 2007

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What’s Left? How Liberals Lost Their Way is a polemic against the liberal left.  1,279 more words

Book Reviews

Liberal Hero of the Week #86: Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor
Reason: for standing up to prejudice.

Context matters. So do intentions. Which means that when Benedict Cumberbatch this week used the word ‘coloured’ — provoking one of those wearily predictable storms — it needs to be read with the other words surrounding it: 409 more words

Liberal Hero / Villain

'Je Suis Charlie' vigil in London's Trafalgar Square after murder of Paris journalists

A crowd gathered in Trafalgar Square to express solidarity with the journalists, cartoonists and other victims of the gun attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. 270 more words

News

2 weeks to "Save journalists' sources" in consultation over law used to spy on journalists

2014 was the year journalists found out just how widely the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) was being used by public authorities to spy on reporters and identify their sources. 256 more words

Online Journalism

My best, and worst, articles of 2014

And so 2014 is nearly over. It’s been a year where we’ve seen the seemingly unstoppable rise of UKIP, Ebola, ISIS, another crisis in Gaza, the World Cup and the Ice Bucket Challenge. 569 more words

Politics