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The latest entries into the pit of despair

Slow news day
25 September

On 18th April 1930, the BBC's newsreader simply announced There is no news, followed by fifteen minutes of music to fill the segment. And that little item appeared as one of the most read today on the BBC News site. Except the (not today) in the link doesn't refer to today's today, but the today of 18th April 2017.

in the news; politics
Bored of the Rings
24 September

According to the BBC's Lora Jones—or, more likely, Amazon Studios' PR/flimflam department—The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power has proven a huge hit for Amazon Prime. Would this be the same The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power that lost 63% of its US viewership and 55% of its overseas viewership over the course of its first season run?

It's called acting, darling!
23 September

Sir Michael Caine recalled his big break in Zulu (1964) during an interview with the Daily Fail. Fortunately, it was excerpted by Deadline, so I could read about it without risk to my IQ.

celeb; stay in your lane
23 September

Three Canadian women have been accused of falsely claiming Inuit heritage to defraud indigenous organisations of benefits. It's a pretty shonky thing to do; some people simply have no morals. But it upset Aluki Kotierk, president of one such organisation, more than most.

crime & punishment; ethics; politics
Pink broadcasting
22 September

Channel 4 News lead anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy is concerned that the British government is using platforms such as GB News, rather than engaging with public service broadcasters.


The latest updates to past woes

It makes a change from sexual assault
24 September

While the droid, now identified as Jess Warren, stated the victim was being followed by several police vehicles, which sounds like a major chase scene, both Andre Rhoden-Paul and, earlier, Harry Low and Greg McKenzie report the victim was being followed by an unmarked police car with no lights or sirens. I'm sure it all makes sense somewhere, and it'll all come out in the wash.

BBC editorial standards: how many monkeys does it take…?; crime & punishment
Harsh, but fair
22 September

This week's BBC quiz of the week ended with a question on astronomy, hence the scores' categories. Now, we all know that Space Oddity was a '70s hit for David Bowie, and Lucky Star was by Madonna, back when she was interesting and relevant; but what about Waiting for a Star to Fall, released all the way back in 1988? That was by Boy Meets Girl, and I knew the answer without having to look it up. (proud)

in the news; random thoughts & brain farts
X the known
20 September

Most outlets were as coy as the BBC about the epithet aimed at 'Pa Joe. ABC was somewhat more forthcoming though.

BBC editorial standards: how many monkeys does it take…?; teh soshull notwerk
Appleton Greene
16 September

Rounding things out, let's look at those [cough] Verified Reviews, which first appeared in August 2021.

ethics; unsolicited commercial email
What a fool should keep to himself
15 September

The space cadet continues to interject himself in a nation's sovereignty, comparing the relationship between Taiwan and offshore #NorthWestTaiwan to that between Hawaii and the mainland USA. But the Taiwanese are not taking his clearly commercially-motivated sucking up to #PresidentPooh lying down, instead clapping back on his very own platform:

politics; random thoughts & brain farts; the cuntry club


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