In these unsettling last few days, a question that one would have hoped had been laid to rest – specifically, whether sexual intercourse without consent necessarily constitutes rape – has reared up once again, and not only in strict relation to Julian Assange’s future.
Is Richard Caseby making a sly joke? I only ask because it’s hard to explain his testimony to the Lords Communication Committee yesterday in any other way. I know the investigations there and in the Leveson inquiry into phone hacking is supposed to be deadly serious, and in the main it has been. But when Mr Caseby, managing editor of The Sun, used the phrase ‘sexing up’ to describe the Guardian’s reporting of the phone hacking affair, the resonance was so brazen that it couldn’t be explained any other way. He has to be kidding.
How a momentary body language bloomer can set the news agenda
It’s daft to give the Wikileaks founder a hard time for betraying principles of objectivity. Here’s why.
The dismal tale of Shirley Sherrod, and what it tells us about the White House.
Why finding a parasailing donkey funny does not make you a maniac.
He’s finally sold his condo in New York, for $11.5m – about $1.5m less than he wanted, but still about $11.49m than I’m happy to see go into his pockets.
We could get into the ironies of Rush Limbaugh owning a place in New York (he says he hates the city and is upping sticks because [...]
In some African cities, heroin addicts are injecting other users’ blood. But is such a rare phenomenon worth reporting on?
In reply to John Rentoul’s defence of the decision to evict Brian Haw and his cohorts.
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