Monday, 29 September 2008

Gallery Twenty Five

Having taken the trouble to insert our intrepid reporter I have to admit I'm struggling to find a witty caption, no doubt something will come to the fore eventually.


Has Philo come to the rescue? (below) maybe maybe not, but she most definitely spawned another cartoon. (below again)



Although it will be apparent to some I don't expect the majority of you will know why I'm going with the Greenslade thing, cast your peepers over this, this; I think I shall refrain from putting a label on it.


Why the press needs to highlight the sins of the News of the World

Last week I revealed that the News of the World was in trouble for publishing Kate McCann's diaries without her permission. Yesterday the paper duly apologised for having done so, causing yet more grief to a grief-stricken woman.

But it was a mealy-mouthed apology, carried on page 2 (the original article having been on page 1 and two full inside pages). You can read the "apology" in full here, but note the weasel words:

"We published the extracts in the belief held in good faith that we had Kate's permission to do so. It is now clear that our belief was misplaced, and that in fact Kate neither approved of nor knew that the extracts were to be published."

This is a breathtaking excuse for having screwed up...... more the Guardian.


Not surprisingly then after reading this sycophantic drivel that 3A's poster CloudCastle penned this little tribute in the form of an open letter to Greenslade.


What's your blind spot with the McCanns, or are you simply using them to have a go at Colin Myler?

Let's put aside this class-warfare nonsense, shall we? It doesn't matter what class the kids were. The McCann kids and those of the rest of their party were left alone in their apartments most nights of the week's holiday while their parents went out to dinner. Madeleine, at 3, was the eldest.

Do you, like xxxxxx above, actually believe the McCanns' claims of an abduction? What piece of evidence makes you think this? The released police files show no evidence of an abduction. All that we have is a claim by Jane Tanner that she saw someone carrying a little girl, at a a time when..... Both articles posted in full here. Indeed a Shabby Bit of Journalism Mister Greenslade. Link Dead.

Footnote: When I was in the habit of buying dead tree news, it was only and ever the Guardian. Stroll on!