Posts Tagged ‘media’

Improvement at the Guardian

February 19, 2011

Since I spotted that the third most popular book at the Guardian Bookshop was Hitler’s Mein Kampf, things seem to have improved somewhat:


Guardian Bookshop

This week’s bestsellers

  1. WikiLeaksby David Leigh & Luke Harding £6.99
  2. Eyewitness Decadeby Roger Tooth £17.50
  3. Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell £7.99
  4. 33 Revolutions Per Minuteby Dorian Lynskey £13.59
  5. To a Mountain in Tibet

    by Colin Thubron £13.59


Annoying adverts

February 17, 2011

As a fellow resident of sarf east London, I greatly appreciated Darryl’s post on irritating advert men polluting our public space with their annoying faces. I used to detest horsey race man but I’ve gradually become accustomed to him. In fact I quite like how the photograph captures the moment he begins to actually turn into a horse.

‘Mein Kampf’ a favourite of Guardian readers?

February 17, 2011

I was browsing, as one does. There was an interesting article on health inequalities which filled me with all sorts of leftie worries and concerns. But then I nearly choked on my fair trade muesli when I noticed the Guardian Bookshop advert on the side of the screen:

Guardian Bookshop

This week’s bestsellers

  1. Applying to Universityby Anne Coates £7.19
  2. Russian Court at Seaby Frances Welch £11.99
  3. Mein Kampfby Adolf Hitler £8.99
  4. Jolly Phonics Word Bookby Sue Lloyd £1.80
  5. Coaching Pocketbookby Ian Fleming £6.39

Search the Guardian bookshop

Yes, stuck there between Russian Court at Sea and the Jolly Phonics World Book is a book by a certain A. Hitler. How unexpected! Loonies in the comments of Harry’s Place will of course interpret this as proof that the Hamas-sympathising Guardian is written and read by Joo Haters. I’m sure there must be a more mundane explanation…

Some pro-BBC brilliance from Brooker

September 6, 2009

James Murdoch is “the closest thing the media has to Damien from the Omen“.