media & PR archive
Elections used to about politicians. Then they became about politicians and their spouses. Now the Daily Mail introduces us to politicians, their spouses and their underwear choices with a “story” about where Miriam Gonzalez Durantez buys her underwear. As Next Left points out, the story doesn’t have a name to it – just the generic “Daily [...]
In the past if you read something in a newspaper that you disagreed with, that was pretty much it. A very small number of people were moved to write to the paper and a few very rarely moved to stop buying it. But it was essentially a personal, private matter – grumble a bit, mention […]
Benedict Brogan has taken to the Telegraph blog to defend today’s coverage and comes up with this: The likelihood must be that it is evidence of disorganisation, nothing more, but don’t know that yet. Even if you agree with the first part of the sentence, that’s a remarkably weak excuse for a huge front page […]
So, you commission a poll from ComRes. It shows a Conservative lead of 7%. Just like the previous ComRes poll. So what headline do you put on the story? Why “Tory lead cut to just 7 points” of course. Take a bow, Sunday Mirror who seems to be following in the footsteps of the Daily Mirror.
Prepare to face a daily blizzard of opinion polls from now until the election on 6 May – which is, as politicians will never tire of telling us, “the only poll that counts.” This, of course, is not true, and everyone involved in the election will be poring over weekly, daily and hourly poll numbers […]
It’s not been a great month for newspapers reporting their own polls. Despite the concept of newspapers accurately reporting their own polls – i.e. a story that they’ve paid for and been given the full details of – being a fairly basic standard to aim for, we’ve had such low lights as the skewed graph [...]
Given what I’ve said in the past about the Press Complaints Commission, I’ll admit I was pleasantly surprised by this ruling just out over Rod Liddle’s comments about crime in London: The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint about an entry by Rod Liddle in his blog for the Spectator. This is the first time that […]
Music, satire and the Daily Mail mixed together to make this great film: Now I’m off to bin all my pen tops.
Interviews with, features on and photographs of the spouses of our political party leaders are very much the in thing at the moment. But why? It’s true that party leaders have high profile jobs, where their actions can affect many of our lives and where the job requires working the sort of ridiculous hours that […]