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The BBC, Gillette Mach Three and the 'Man Hating' Delusion

Ellie Slee | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Slee

Women of Britain: we may still be marginalised in headlines, in the editor's specially selected comments, and in the shaving section of our local Superdrug. But this is a system, and we can screw it on so many levels. I suggest we start by buying a Mach 3.

The BBC - Who Needs It?

Horace Trubridge | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

Knocking the BBC has become a national pastime and it's an easy thing to do because there is no other license fee funded public service broadcaster to compare it to. However, next time you are anywhere outside of the UK and you want to remind yourself of how precious our BBC really is, just turn on the TV or radio...

Some Pity for Putin

Gregor Smith | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

Good old Vlad is propping up the news again as the shiftiest world leader. Apart from Kim Jong Un. Or Xi Jinping. Or King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Or - who's that bloke who controls the biggest, most notorious 'intelligence' agency in the world? Oh, of course, US President Barack Obama. Or, for that matter, his chum David Cameron...

Is the 'Need for Speed' Killing the Media... And Us?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

Breaking news used to be just that: hard news, a big story that had just happened. Today rolling 24/7 TV news shows need their yellow ticker to contain something all the time. They're no longer content to have no ticker when there's nothing to say. The ticker has become a roundup of all stories breaking or not. Where do they go from here? What happens when there is some real breaking news?

WATCH: BBC Weather Blooper Says It's Going To Be A Scorcher

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Comedy

We've heard there's going to be a bit of an early spring heatwave - but this is ridiculous. Yes, just fast-forward to around 2:05 in Carol Kirkwood...

WATCH: Hilarious, 10-second BBC News FAIL

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Comedy

And we don't say that lightly. We've seen a lot of news FAILs. It's just so simple. And perfectly executed. And the whole thing lasts just 10 secon...

Unfortunate Caption Fail On BBC News

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

Celebrations began Friday in China to welcome the Year of the Horse. The official seven-day holiday is marked by parades, prayers – and usually ...

BBC Hard Talk: SOFT on Power, HARD on Real Journalism, Truth Telling and Glenn Greenwald

Joshua Funnell | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Politics
Joshua Funnell

Listening to the political gurglings of right-wing commentators a vision is painted of a monolithic BBC acting as an anti establishment, subversive enemy within.

'Westminster Sources'

Robert Hutton | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Robert Hutton

I've spent the last year collecting Journalese, the language of news, and have just published a book that offers to explain what it all means. The thorny issue of sourcing has got its own chapter, and when it came out, I was taken to task over two entries..

Tories Cry Cronyism As Tony Blair's Former Spin Doctor Gets £150k BBC Paycheck

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK

The BBC is forking out £150,000 a year on one of Tony Blair’s former spin chiefs to help rebuild its reputation in the wake of the Savile scandal. ...

'Sad, Shady Tony Blair'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK

Tony Blair has been called "a shady figure" and a "very sad man" by former BBC director-general Greg Dyke. In an explosive interview with the Finan...

Why Is The Cookie Monster On Newsnight?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

Hats off to Emily Maitlis. Last week, the Newsnight presenter played arbiter in a wonderfully hostile row between Alastair Campbell and a Daily Mail s...

JP Morgan Poaches BBC's Stephanie Flanders

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Politics

BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders is leaving the corporation to join JP Morgan Asset Management as its chief market strategist. Flanders has...

Let's Hear It for the Lads' Mags!

Eleanor Conway | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Eleanor Conway

I'm no statistician, but I'm pretty sure it would take a lot more than perusing a two year old copy of FHM at your local dentists to make any man violent or rapey.

Marmite TV Advert Draws Hundreds Of Complaints

Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

A Marmite advert has drawn widespread criticism and sparked hundreds of complaints from viewers after apparently mimicking an animal cruelty documenta...

Microsoft Develops 3D Touchscreen

BBC | BBC | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Tech

Microsoft Develops 3D Touchscreen...

BBC 'Paid Too Much To Senior Staff' In Redundancy Payments

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

BBC pay-offs to senior staff have breached the corporation's own guidelines by being over-generous and have "put public trust at risk", the National A...

Egypt's Challenge - Far From Cairo

Shaimaa Khalil | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Shaimaa Khalil

I was naturally nervous when I decided to travel 600 km south by train from Cairo to the town of Nagaa Hammadi by the banks of the river Nile. I wanted to see if Egypt's revolution of 2011 had changed life for people far away from the capital. My guide for the journey was a young student activist from Cairo who had grown up there.

'I Wanted To Keep Talking To Her. I Still Do.'

PA | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK

BBC business editor Robert Peston has told how he dealt with his grief by transcribing his late wife's final novel, as he opened up about his devastat...

The Duchess, the BBC, and the Scouts - Is This Stuff Really News?

Jack Butler | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Butler

The main reason, in fact, the only reason why the BBC has chosen to prioritise the royals, throughout the Duchess's pregnancy, throughout her marriage to Prince William, throughout the jubilee, is because it is pandering to the right-wing media, of which it is absolutely and permanently petrified.

'I'm Frankly Lucky To Be Alive'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK

BBC presenter Andrew Marr has made his first television appearance since suffering a stroke three and a half months ago. Marr told viewers of his S...

Tony Hall: Turn Around Guy

Bonnie Greer | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bonnie Greer

In short, Tony is a major turn-around guy. But he knows better than most of us that he really has his work cut out for him now. He may disagree with me, but the truth is that the BBC is another country.

Women's Groups Outrage At BBC 'False Rape' Newsbeat Story

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

Women's groups have heavily criticised a BBC article which described a new report into false rape allegations as "showing how common the problem is" w...

Andrew Marr Leaves Hospital After Two Months Recovering From Stroke

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

The BBC's Andrew Marr has left hospital after almost two months and is hoping to return to work later this year, the corporation said. Marr, presen...

Jeremy Paxman Brands Senior BBC Staff 'Bloody People' In Pollard Inquiry Transcript

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Stephen Hull | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

Jeremy Paxman’s lack of knowledge about departments central to the BBC’s editorial output has been revealed in the transcript of his interview as ...