Posted on 22 September, 2016 by Mathew
Jeremy Corbyn is said to have contradicted himself this week, saying he is anti-sugar answering ‘mumsnet’s biscuit question’, despite listing jam-making among his hobbies. This human-like contradiction has thrown media types into a spin. It is part of a bold media-strategy to seem honest and genuine? Doesn’t he have people to prevent such straight forward answers? Gordon Brown famously took 24 hours to answer the same question when asked by mumsnet, but forewarned can be forearmed… we can therefore speculate on the layers of hidden meaning in Jeremy’s answer.
Mathew Norman at the Independent same up with some plausibly explanations
Michael Deacon at the telegraph thought readers wouldn’t be impressed with the answer
Russia today reported ‘internet loses it’
Melanie McDonagh in the spectator said that his biscuit answer made her like him
The Times reported that “Corbyn crumbles in face of Mumsnet cookie quiz”, and the Sun’s headline was “THAT TAKES THE BISCUIT Jeremy Corbyn slated by Mumsnet users after saying he was ‘anti-sugar’ when asked what his favourite biscuit was”.
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His answer was Shortbread biscuits, for US readers, in the UK a biscuit is like a cookie, not a scone. Was this simply an appeal to Scottish voters?
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Posted on 18 June, 2015 by Mathew
I think this might be an abuse of internet bandwidth by the BBC…
Women’s football, played by women
When it comes to Men’s football, no gender is specified anywhere, this is a bit confusing for me. Also the page of Women’s football contains football league table for the Men’s premiership, maybe it would be chance to link to club level Women’s football? That’s certainly what my expectation was.
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Posted on 8 September, 2013 by Mathew
Tokyo won out as the “safe option” against Madrid and Istanbul in the competition to host the Olympic games. Also good news Prime Minister Abe gave a promise to clean up the Fukushima plant by 2020.
In Japanese he provided following soundbite:
“We understand that there have been people voicing concerns over the contaminated water issue in Fukushima. What I can say is the government is taking the lead here to completely solve the issue. And to do that we are implementing drastic measures with firm resolve. I will be explaining (to the International Olympic Committee) that in seven years time, in 2020, it will not be a problem at all.”
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Posted on 25 July, 2013 by Mathew
BBC among others are reporting on Ron Sveden who been battling emphysema for months when his condition deteriorated. Thinking he would be diagnosed with a Cancer Tumour he was told by doctors that a pea had been growing in his lung.
A Massachusetts man who was rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung came home with an unusual diagnosis: a pea plant was growing in his lung.
I hope he make a full recovery, and that his medical insurers don’t persecute him for this Pea-existing condition.
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Posted on 11 February, 2012 by Mathew
This is what you need to say when launching an intervention of another country.
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Posted on 31 January, 2012 by Mathew
I think someone must make this mistake for a bet?
I think they must use this image as place holder while they look for image of the suspect. Probably thinking that there is no way they wouldn’t spot it was wrong before putting it on TV.
Now this poor hamster is living in fear for its life.
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Posted on 5 May, 2010 by Mathew
I momentarily thought that the news on BBC website was very interesting, and we might have a chance for real change in UK… (change you can believe in).
But then I notice that the pictures of the 3 leaders are associated with a different story.
Still Alive and kicking!
I was a bit shocked that people realised that we can easily come to same economic condition as Greece. Of course UK debt is completely different, Greek people are just lazy, and Goldman Sachs and Politicians have nothing to do with the situation.
It’s really a shame that 3 people die in the greek protests. I hope they didn’t die in vain.
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