Just a quick heads up; I know this is off-topic for the Brownhills Blog, but events of the last few days have been momentous and I’ve spotted some brilliant snippets from around the media that are worth sharing with the readers.
First of all, The Plastic Hippo has written a great post on the subject of the morals and demise of the News of the World; I don’t agree with his final statement but he makes an intelligent, incisive analysis which is well worth reading.
Steve Coogan – an actor and comedian whose work I’ve never really enjoyed – together with media old hand Greg Dyke tore tabloid journalist Paul McMullen to shreds last night on Newsnight. Remember, listening to people’s voicemail is ‘…the best way to find out the truth.’ I’m sure you’re as surprised as I am that interfering with a missing girl’s voicemail during a police inquiry is to be considered a valid journalistic technique.
Finally, John Finnemore, a comedian and satirist I’ve featured here before, is always good for incisive commentary. On last night’s Now Show on Radio 4, he made some startlingly prescient points.
For those wondering where the pictures from the past feature is this week, this weekend I’m having a shake around in the usual schedule. I’m currently working on the next post in the Walsall Wood subsidence series and the old pictures will be posted tomorrow.