You’d think wind had only just been invented

Here is The Scotsman in full scaremongering mode. METEOROLOGISTS last night said Scots will need to learn to live with the extreme weather and the chaos it has brought to the country over the past few days, as the unpredictable effects of climate change begin to bite. A bit of wind? Can anyone seriously look […]

The new Scotsman.com

Am I the only one who thinks the new design of Scotsman.com (currently in beta) is absolutely dire? It’s all the more upsetting because in my view it was just about the only newspaper website out there that wasn’t in dire need of a redesign. Compare the new design to the current one. The current […]

Hats off to The Daily Mail

I don’t say this often, but I have to hand it to the Daily Mail. And I’m not being sarcastic! Because their website is really rather good. Last week some journalists got all excited because the latest ABCe figures came out, telling them just how many people are reading their words. Marcus Warren from The […]

Scotland’s national bird

Everybody’s going on about The Scotsman‘s new monthly opinion poll and its results showing the SNP in a good position. This is all very boring. What really attracts my attention about this edition of The Scotsman is the fact that they have got Jack McConnell looking like an ostrich. He looks like he is about […]

Nobody would buy the Metro

This MediaGuardian article is speculating as to whether or not The Daily Telegraph is going to go down the route of publishing a ‘lite’ tabloid version alongside its standard back-breaking broadsheet. My opinion on newspaper formats is this. Being a muesli-eating, hand wringing beardy liberal type, I of course think that the Berliner format is […]

Enthusiasm rekindled?

One thing about the sale of The Scotsman is that nationalists have no excuses now. I think The Scotsman now once again counts as an official Scottish newspaper in their eyes (despite the fact that it always was anyway). So we now have a well-known Scottish-owned Scottish newspaper. The news has woken up the blog […]

Bibles aren’t banned; propaganda is

Gideon — He follows me everywhere, that bloke! I was staying in a hotel once, he left his bible behind there, as well. And two years later, another hotel, dozy git left it behind again! –Dave Lister This week’s edition of the Student newspaper, home of the nation’s best writing and journalism, of course, is […]