Telegraph Telling Fracking Porkies

LIES

The Telegraph  have outdone themselves today with the spectacularly misleading article “Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling – Rapidly mounting evidence points to fracking and drilling causing quakes.The piece about fracking in the US is helpfully illustrated with a picture of the Grange Hill shale gas rig Blackpool…

A quick scan through the article reveals that scientists blame waste water injection NOT fracking for the increase in minor earth temors.

“Scientists have mainly attributed the spike to the injection of waste water deep underground, a practice they say can activate dormant faults. Only a few cases of shaking have been blamed on fracking”

The injection of waste water into fracking wells in banned in the UK…

Telegraph in Super Spider Eco-Garbage Shame

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The Telegraph ran a bizarre article last week, claiming that the “the scariest thing about global warming” is “giant, super-fast spiders“:

Forget floods, droughts, sea-level rise and even the melting polar ice caps. Here’s a really compelling reason to worry about global warming. Spiders. Research has already suggested that there will be more of them – and they will grow bigger – as temperatures rise.

The source of the Telegraph’s scoop? A study where some researchers heated up tarantulas to see what happened – they ran around a bit faster and fell over a lot.

Gaia imagines they’d get similar results with cats, or low paid online churnalists…

 

UKIP’s Favourite Journalist Chris Hope Reads Angry Tweets

Ex-Telegraph Hack’s Pol Pot Twitter Smackdown

psycho

Former Telegraph blogger Martha Gill didn’t mince her words when obituarising Jason “Psycho” Seiken’s reign of terror.

Former colleagues who survived Seiken’s axe might not be best pleased with her choice of words…

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Developing…

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 continue to thrive. I wish all my colleagues at the Telegraph the very best for the future.”

And TMG chief executive Murdoch MacLennan says:

“We completely understand Jason’s regrettable decision to move on to new opportunities now that he has completed his work here. He has been a much valued colleague, providing a great deal of input into identifying future strategy for the Telegraph Media Group to ensure we remain a world-class and commercially successful media organisation. We wish him well.”

Jazz Hands: Telegraph’s Secret Ronnie Scott’s Briefing Goes Tits Up

Handbags over in The Lobby as the Telegraph un-invite any hack not from the Telegraph to a Telegraph/Ad Week event with Lynton Crosby:

After briefing the event out, invitations have now been withdrawn. Yet something tells Guido the national media are going to turn up anyway…

Telegraph Three Years Late To Spook Scoop

GCHQ at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

The Telegraph ran what appeared to be something of an exclusive this week, reporting that GCHQ are telling business to consider stripping smart phones from staff in order to avoid cyber attacks. Ben Riley-Smith bragged about documents “seen by The Telegraph” that warn firms that their employees are the weakest link in the security chain.

Where did the Telegraph get hold of these top secret documents? Surely they’re not this publicly available advice first published by GCHQ three years ago? 

PM Met Three Top Telegraph Men in Three Months

With whom did the Prime Minister have a “general discussion” early last year?

And who did he meet two months later?

Wonder what they could have discussed

Yet Another Mainstream Media UKIP Smear

“UKIP candidate gets date of General Election wrong on campaign poster” claimed the Telegraph this morning, publishing a leaflet from soon to be red-faced candidate John Tennant, who had embarrassingly told voters to turn out on May 6 instead […]

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Telegraph Mysteriously Drop Front Page Facebook Story

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The Telegraph were clearly taken with the government’s line yesterday that the organisation most at fault for failing to prevent the Lee Rigby murder was Facebook, running it on their front page this morning. Odd then, that the story is […]

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Telegraph and Guardian At War

Last night the Telegraph dismissed the Guardian as “cushioned from commercial reality by a generously-endowed charitable trust”, this afternoon they accuse them of hypocrisy:

“in July last year Apple bought wraparound advertising on The Guardian’s website and stipulated that

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Telegraph Whitehall Editor Quits For Guardian

Yet another one jumps: the Telegraph’s Whitehall and Investigations editor Holly Watt, of expenses scandal and Vince Cable sting fame, joins the Guardian. Will the last person to leave the Telegraph please pay back the HSBC loan[…]

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