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Traditional broadcasters are having a tough time trying to keep their advertisers on board during this economic downturn. The last thing they need is for those clients to go away and, well, become broadcasters themselves.
That’s what’s happening though, and it’s going to grow. Philips, which ought to know something about telly, is leading the way. [...]
Further, faster, cheaper, better – ever since the invention of the wheel, human progress can be measured by increases in the speed, affordability and ease of mobility.
By the way, did you notice that line in David Cameron’s speech yesterday?
When we are done with these cuts, spending on public services will actually still be at the same level that it was in 2006.
Is that all? What, you might ask, have the last four years all been about? Well, I’ll tell you. Tony [...]
As a service to digital archiving, I seek to preserve the gems of the occasional paragraph called “Notes” in The Independent’s Viewspaper. Possibly because they are printed in an odd typeface, they are not on the website. But two of the recent “Notes”, from 20 and 21 September, were particularly good, so I reproduce them [...]
This was not the headline the Law Society Gazette chose for its report of the report of the Solicitors International Human Rights Group and the Law Society’s international action team, which has been submitted to the Iraq Inquiry, just as you or I could submit our opinions. It opted for:
‘No legal case’ for Iraq invasion
The lights around the O2 arena go out, the crowd roars and the music kicks in. But this isn’t a rock-n-roll act that the 19,000 punters have come to see – it’s a game of basketball.
The LA Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves are in London for a pre-season game as part of the NBA’s drive [...]
The amazing story of Kay Burley’s on-air absurdities continues!
Back in May, after her astonishing attack on a voting reform campaigner during an interview, Iain M Hepburn documented a list of the presenter’s total screw-ups.
They demand to be read, which they can be, here.
This lady - who was forced to apologise on-air after describing an Ash Wednesday [...]
My commentary on David Cameron’s speech for The Independent is here. Three bits for which there wasn’t space are here:
Remember what they said about us? They called us a dead parrot. They said we had ceased to be. That we were an ex-party. Turns out we really were only resting.
This was the first joke, an [...]
So who was the craftsman behind this stunning strike? Lionel Messi? Cristiano Ronaldo? Ronaldinho? No. It was Matty Burrows of Glentoran. If it had been scored by one of those ‘marquee’ names, we’d never have heard the end of it. So even though Matty plays his football in Northern Ireland’s Carling Premiership, he still deserves [...]
Does it matter that Moe Tucker – formerly the ultra-hip stand-up drummer with counter-culture legends The Velvet Underground – is now a supporter of shrill right-wing agitators The Tea Party?
Is it shocking that such a one-time icon of druggy cool should parrot extremist views, shrieking gibberish like this: “I’m furious at the way we’re being [...]
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