Owen Jones Exits Reality Based Community

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So we are not allowed to say that a metropolitan liberal lefty lives in North London and now pointing out that Ed Miliband ruined his brother’s life is apparently anti-Semitic.

A spectacularly hypocritical allegation from someone who works at the Guardian.

Could Labour cheerleaders please provide us with a list of pejorative terms we are allowed to use about their spanner of a leader?

Bong! Bong! Bong! BBC News Theme is “Massive Club Banger”

Definitely not ripping off Bill Bailey, Radio 1 DJ Greg James says he “realised the full potential” of the BBC News theme as “a massive club banger”. Hereford was on one (o’clock news)…

BBC: Leave Our Broadcasters Alone

In the wake of “vicious abuse” aimed at the BBC’s Scotland correspondent James Cook, the Beeb have taken the extraordinary step of releasing a statement in response:

BBC Scotland today made a robust defence of its journalists in the wake of a barrage of abuse on social media and other online sites.

The broadcaster called for restraint by some social media users who are following its in-depth coverage of the General Election campaign but have resorted to posting or sharing offensive comments about members of staff.

Over the weekend, BBC Scotland reporters covering breaking political stories were subjected to abusive posts on social media and by email.

Donalda MacKinnon, BBC Scotland’s Head of Programmes and Services, said that while social media engagement is welcomed by the broadcaster, its journalists are entitled to be treated with respect.

She said: “We welcome social media engagement with our audiences. It was a significant element of last year’s Referendum, and for the General Election we are increasing the ways in which voters can access our coverage online with more shareable content such as video and audio clips.

“But there are times when social media and other online sites have been used to abuse and threaten journalists. This is completely unacceptable and our journalists are entitled to carry out their work without the threat of unwarranted personal attacks online.

“The safety of our staff is of paramount concern to us and we are doing everything in our power to ensure they can carry out their work helping to inform our audiences on this major story without intimidation or abuse.”

It’s Not Easy Being Green Leader

Not only did John Humphrys call Natalie Bennett “Caroline Lucas” on the Today programme this morning, he then corrected it to “Natalie Bennard”. They all look the same to him…

Owen Jones Joins The Daily Mail

The Times’ community and social media journalist Owen Jones will join the Daily Mail as assistant social media editor next Monday…

Via DWPub

Official: Clarkson Faces No Further Action

Statement from North Yorkshire Police:

“North Yorkshire Police has now completed its routine enquiries following the incident at Hawes involving Mr Jeremy Clarkson, and we will not be pursuing this matter any further.

North Yorkshire Police takes a thorough and victim-led approach to all  investigations.

Last week, the person at the centre of the incident, Mr Tymon, said that he did not wish the police to take action on his behalf.  However, at that point we still needed to speak to some members of the public who were present at the time of the incident, who had been affected by the event, and whose views also needed to be considered.

Now that all the interviews are complete, we have properly established that there is no need for further police action.”

Election Scoop of the Weekend

Bit of a fluffy story…

Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

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In Guido’s Sun on Sunday column today, another star supporter and former donor ditches Labour as Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall decides Ed’s policies are Holding Back the Years. Don’t miss out on:

KITCHEN

  • Guido reveals Miliband’s THIRD kitchen

CAMPBELL

  • Better Call Sol: Former England star’s fight against Farage

STRAIGHT

  • Labour’s dog whistle leaflet against gay MP revealed

WEBB

  • At last! The final proof that footie refereeing legend Howard Webb really is a red
  • Ed stole Reagan’s lines during the #MassDebate, but which famous phrase from US politics did he forget?
  • Turban Renewal: Tory First Sikh To Stand in Northern Ireland
  • Labour let the cat out of the bag over their zero hours hypocrisy

Click here to read Guido’s column for free with a free 30-day trial…

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UPDATE: Seiken speaks:

“I’m proud of how the Telegraph has become a digital leader, and I’m gratified that the Telegraph has seen such a large growth in its digital audience. The company has a great future and will

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Page 3 Totty Back in Print

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Dave Feels the Heat

Forget Paxo, Dave is grilled by Heat magazine in a video interview worth looking out for later in the week. Has Miliband even given a print interview this month?[…]

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Covering the Election in a Mini? Original

Channel 5 News have announced they will be covering the election in a Mini:

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