Category Archives: Media

WHEN HARRY MET OPRAH – COULD THIS BE THE FINAL BLOW TO PUSH THE LONG-SUFFERING BRITISH MONARCH OVER THE EDGE

Queen Elizabeth of England is a remarkable woman – no-one doubts that.  But just how much can one woman take.  Whatever ails her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, at 99-years-old he is clearly in a life-threatening moment. The Queen must … Continue reading

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MARCUS RASHFORD WILL NEVER STOP THE TIDE OF HUMAN FILTH – BUT THAT’S NO REASON TO GIVE UP OR LET THE SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS OFF THE HOOK

England rugby coach Eddie Jones summed it up beautifully. The lowlifes posting abuse on social are the modern lavatory wall graffiti artists.  Now they’ve got the internet. Marcus Rashford isn’t the only black footballer getting abuse. The haters will pick … Continue reading

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GOTCHA! TV IS COMING TO BRITAIN – DO WE NEED A MURDOCH/ANDREW NEIL NEWS WAR? DO WE CARE? CAN SEXY COVID BEAUTY PROFESSOR DEVI COPE WITH IT ALL?

Rupert Murdoch’s telephone greeting was brutal:” Well, well, well. If it isn’t the great f*cking Andrew Neil”.  Indeed it was. Neil, one of his most successful Editors, had rubbed his master up the wrong way. It wasn’t long before they … Continue reading

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WAYNE ROONEY WAS A SERIAL WINNER THANKS TO SIR ALEX FERGUSON? HOW COME MANCHESTER UNITED COULDN’T GET THE SUCCESSION PLANNING RIGHT

It always amazes me that the manager of a hugely successful football club resigns – first thing the new man does is sack his backroom staff. The very people who lived and breathed the success all the way. The closest … Continue reading

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WILL LEWIS HAMILTON SWALLOW HIS PRIDE, TAKE THE KNEE AND KISS SAUDI ASS

What on earth does Lewis Hamilton do now.  He wins Formula 1 races with ease, smashes records, fights racial inequality. Earning hundreds of millions from the sport, he uses his fame and fortune to push his agenda. Now Formula 1, … Continue reading

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YES SIR. WE CAN BOOGIE. BECAUSE WE ARE MASOCHISTS.

Being born Scottish – like being a homosexual – isn’t a lifestyle choice. Both footballing issues this past week as it happens. I had no choice in the first. Never tried the second.  My prep school matron saw to that. … Continue reading

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HAROLD EVANS WAS A GREAT EDITOR. BUT HE COULDN’T BEAT RUPERT MURDOCH

Sir Harold Evans, newspaper editor and publisher, was born on June 28, 1928. He died of congestive heart failure on September 23, 2020, aged 92  Harold Evans may well have been one of the greatest ever newspaper Editors.  He was also a … Continue reading

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HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY SIR SEAN. A GREAT SCOT. OUR GREATEST MOVIE ACTOR. THE MOST STRANGLED IMITATED VOISH IN HISTORY.

Where did Sean Connery – our biggest Hollywood star – get that famous voice. The tones that have melted millions of women the world over. The most – and worst – imitated accent. Certainly not Edinburgh, the city of his … Continue reading

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BORIS IS THE LIFE AND SOUL OF THE PARTY – BUT THE ONLY THING HE CAN LEAD IS A WINE BAR CONGA

There are Boris Johnsons in every newspaper office. The posher the paper, the more extravagant their personalities. Swanning about in features – they could never handle hard news. Easy to track down to the nearest wine bar, loud and public … Continue reading

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IT WAS NO SURPRISE. BUT THE BBC FAILED DISMALLY TO TELL THE REAL RUPERT MURDOCH STORY

Rupert Murdoch is possibly the greatest media baron of all time. Make that definitely. He is also one of the greatest financiers of the age creating billions of dollars in value. His vision, his risk, his commercial creations, whopping great … Continue reading

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LOVE THEM OR HATE THEM – WILL THE SCOTS EVER TRUST THE ENGLISH TO RUN THEIR COUNTRY

It’s hard to explain to your average Englishman in the street why the Scots dislike them quite so much. Hate them even. I know. I go amongst them doing missionary work. Their genuine surprise – hurt even – quickly turns … Continue reading

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IT WAS THE SUN WOT WON IT. BUT THE TIMES – THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’

Rupert Murdoch famously bollocked The Sun’s mercurial Editor Kelvin MacKenzie for his “SUN WOT WON IT” General Election headline. Labour leader Neil Kinnock had been trounced finally and completely. He thought Kelvin was grandstanding. He didn’t get it – it’s … Continue reading

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DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER. HE NEEDS TO GET US OUT OF THIS MESS

“Bring Britain Back”. Now there’s a slogan.  A clear message to the nation – it’s time to come out of lockdown. If you’re English that is. Memorable too – we’re starting the long climb out of darkness. A table thumper. … Continue reading

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GET INFECTED, TOUGH IT OUT, GET BACK TO WORK

Let’s get one thing clear immediately. The virus started in China. I’ll always love Peking Duck, but bat soup? I don’t care what the woke Lord Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says. There is nothing racist about all this. More … Continue reading

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STINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE

Former Sun Newspaper Executive Steve Sampson on the Philip Schofield gay disclosure that was more soft focus than shocking For those of you watching in black and white. Much-loved daytime telly star Phillip Schofield revealed in a “shock” statement last … Continue reading

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TABLOIDS AND CHILL. OR WHY PRINCE HARRY SHOULD DOWNLOAD CALM. AND STOP LISTENING TO ELTON JOHN

Newspaper Executive and Media Investor Steve Sampson on the Royal Rift with the Press, revelations of the rich and famous and where that leaves our best-selling newspapers I bet you Harry has been listening to Elton John. He famously took … Continue reading

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GARY LINEKER WON’T MAKE ME CHANGE MY VOTE. BUT HOLLY WOULD MAKE ME BUY A DRESS. JUST HOW INFLUENCED ARE WE BY BIG STAR NAMES AND BIG MEDIA?

Newspaper Executive and Media Investor Steve Sampson on the rise of influencers who encourage us to spend on the latest brands – whether we want to or not. BBC boss Lord Hall gave Match of the Day host Gary Lineker … Continue reading

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IT WON’T BE THE SUN WOT WINS IT THIS TIME – BUT IT MIGHT BE TWITTER (part 2)

Nicola Sturgeon just dropped the first tactical nuclear weapon of the Election. Not in a speech or an interview on TV – she bypassed traditional media to slam the Daily Telegraph in capital letters on her Twitter account as soon … Continue reading

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FORMER EDITOR OF THE SCOTTISH SUN STEVE SAMPSON ON SNP LEADER NICOLA STURGEON AND SEX

Nicola Sturgeon isn’t a sex symbol – but the newspapers are obsessed with her sex. The Tories launched a poster campaign with Miliband in Alex Salmond’s pocket – old hat. The Daily Mail’s cartoonist had poor Ed stuffed between Nicola’s … Continue reading

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IT WON’T BE THE SUN WOT WINS IT – BUT YOUTUBE MIGHT

Rupert Murdoch famously bollocked Kelvin MacKenzie for the Sun’s searing headline “It was the Sun what won it”.  As with many things to do with Kelvin, Rupert completely misunderstood his mercurial Editor’s thought process. The headline caught the mood of … Continue reading

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