An excellent post here by Suzy Byrne, on last week’s coverage of an alleged paedophile ring. I wasn’t really paying much attention to the news for the past few days, so consequently took the story at more or less face value, insofar as I thought of it at all.
Episode one of an occasional series of Paper Round Podcasts. If you subscribe to the full tuppenceworth. ie podcast feed in iTunes or your podcatching program of choice, you also get a bonus set of essays on artworks in the National Gallery.
Those of you who watched this Daily Show clip linked from my last post may have noticed Fox's Geraldo Rivera (he of Al Capones's Vault/Huge Mustache/Complete Dickhead fame) as good as accuse someone of Anna Nicole Smith's murder, advising him to "lawyer up". It'd be nice to think "oh don't worry, it's just Geraldo, and on Fox News to boot".
Tuppenceworth's Paper Round has turned out to have something of an unexpectedly enduring appeal. So much so that the conspirators have met a few times to discuss whether to revisit the project. As part of one of those explorations, I'd like to make a call for submissions from readers.
I've been asked this Saturday to come on to Taste, Newstalk's 'what's on this weekend' programme to talk about the early editions of the Sunday Papers. We'll only have the front pages, and it might all be legitimate high quality journalism but if you'd like to hear some Paper Round style reader's opinions tune in at 8. 45pm, Saturday evening.
Weekend HeraldOriginally uploaded by Editor_Tupp. Rather a dull affair again. (Wiki Raw Notes) Like eating potato waffle after potato waffle, reading the Herald is journalistically un-nutritious, without any of the racy deep-fried-mars-bar lunacy of a full blown tabloid.
Like Fingerbobs, but made with facts, instead of digits. Factbob1: Speaking in UCC at the student Law Society Law Conference, Seamus Dooley of the NUJ conceeded that standards in newspapers have fallen in recent years. Factbob 2: At the same conference Gary Davis, the Deputy Data Protection Commissioner said that (a) Gardai were accessing telecommunications data at a rate of 10,000 requests a year.