The Government is giving away your money to the Mail and the Sun – Brian Cathcart

30 04 2020

The whole affair could hardly be more sleazy and murky, but the truth is now clear: the Government is giving tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to the corporate press, including the Daily Mail and the Sun. Read the rest of this entry »








Manchester United, the Sun and that complaint to the “press regulator” IPSO – Brian Cathcart

11 02 2020

Complaining to IPSO, the fake ‘regulator’ operated by the big newspaper companies, is almost always a waste of time, first because the dice are loaded against complainants and second because, even if you win and your complaint is upheld, IPSO has no power to deliver a meaningful remedy. Read the rest of this entry »





The Cairncross Review: It was a con – Brian Cathcart

28 01 2020

Why has the government binned the key recommendation of its own report on the future of journalism? Because it was only ever meant as a distraction. Read the rest of this entry »






Meghan and the Car Park: Anatomy of a Royal News “Story” – Brian Cathcart

25 10 2019

On 12 April this year the front page headline of the Sun was ‘NOT IN MEG BACK YARD’. The report began: ‘Prince Harry and Meghan have infuriated Royal Household staff at Windsor by banning them from using a car park — because it overlooks their new home.Read the rest of this entry »